Laru Beya

Laru Beya

by Aurelio
     
 

The Garifuna people have their cultural origins in the wreck of a slave ship bound from West Africa. Abandoned on the Caribbean coast of Honduras, they intermingled with the Arawak and Carib tribes and the music of the resulting community reflects just the blend of elements one might expect, along with some that might be surprising. On this album from Garifuna artist …  See more details below

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The Garifuna people have their cultural origins in the wreck of a slave ship bound from West Africa. Abandoned on the Caribbean coast of Honduras, they intermingled with the Arawak and Carib tribes and the music of the resulting community reflects just the blend of elements one might expect, along with some that might be surprising. On this album from Garifuna artist Aurelio, you'll hear Brazilian-style percussion patterns, lyrics in French and in the Garifuna language, grooves derived from reggae and rocksteady, and gorgeously layered call-and-response harmony vocals. This is music simultaneously joyful and sad; notice, in particular, the bouncy and percolating groove that buoys "Yange" above its undertow of regret and sorrow, and the strangely goofy guitar sounds that add a layer of whimsy over the moody minor-key chord progression of "Bisien Nu." The title track is built on the rubber-band beat of vintage rocksteady, but counterbalances the rhythm's lightness with a rich density of horns and voices. And the album's closing track, the utterly sumptuous "Ereba," inhabits a strange borderland somewhere between samba and township jive. Listen to this album three or four times in quick succession and you'll hear something different each time; it's difficult to imagine growing tired of it.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/18/2011
Label:
Next Ambiance
UPC:
0098787200225
catalogNumber:
72002
Rank:
124130

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aurelio   Primary Artist
Lamine Konte   Kora
Youssou N'Dour   Vocals
Edgardo Rivera   Trombone
Mamadou (Jimi) Mbaye   Electric Guitar
Aurelio Martinez   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Maracas,Vocals
Luis Gerardo   Drums
Djibril Diabate   Balafon
Sofia Blanco   Vocals
Ivan Duran   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Lap Steel Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Ovando   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Jawbone
Rudy Gomis   Vocals
Thio Mbaye   Calabash
Balla Sidibe   Vocals
Sen Kumpe   Vocals
Simon (Bis Bi Klan)   Vocals
Guayo Cedeño   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Gerson Dionisio   Drums
Gaston "Baay Sen"   Vocals
Esther Valerio   Vocals
Esmeralda Arzu   Vocals
Edou Manga   Kora
Deivy Avila   Drums
Austin Castro   Drums
Andres Lambert   Vocals
Victor Lino   Drums
Rolando "Chichiman" Sosa   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Conga,Maracas,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Conch Shell
Phil Nicholas   Organ,Electric Piano
Ons Barnat   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Shaker,Guitar (Baritone)
Neta Fernandez   Vocals
Nelsi Flores   Vocals
Maria Martinez   Vocals
Idalia Valerio   Vocals

Technical Credits

Alejandro Colinas   Engineer
Aurelio Martinez   Arranger
Ivan Duran   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Ovando   Engineer
Tristra newyear   Liner Notes
Sen Kumpe   Composer
Peter Cole   Engineer
Dmitri Vietze   Liner Notes
Dax Hickson   Engineer
Roy Cayetano   translation
Ons Barnat   Engineer
Olivier Cheneval   Engineer

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