Make the Most of Your Time on Earth: A Rough Guide to the World

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Is it world music 101? Well, yes and no. This three-disc set gives room to the Americas and Africa, but then crams Europe and Asia together on the third CD, giving them remarkably short shrift -- it's certainly not because there's not enough happening there. Of the three, the African disc works best, cherry picking from some of the excellent music available on the continent, whether it's the Afro-beat of Tony Allen, the North African iconoclasm of Akli D or Saba's expressive voice. The Americas disc is a wild ride indeed, from the glorious reggae of the Congos through Gillian Welch's alt country to Andy Palacio's Garafuna sound, with side trips to Mexico and Cuba. If ...
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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Is it world music 101? Well, yes and no. This three-disc set gives room to the Americas and Africa, but then crams Europe and Asia together on the third CD, giving them remarkably short shrift -- it's certainly not because there's not enough happening there. Of the three, the African disc works best, cherry picking from some of the excellent music available on the continent, whether it's the Afro-beat of Tony Allen, the North African iconoclasm of Akli D or Saba's expressive voice. The Americas disc is a wild ride indeed, from the glorious reggae of the Congos through Gillian Welch's alt country to Andy Palacio's Garafuna sound, with side trips to Mexico and Cuba. If there's a problem to all this diversity, it's that, like many compilations, there seems to be little context to it all, and with so much different music from every country, it can at best provide a passing snapshot of a culture. That said, each cut is well chosen, from R.L. Burnside to Banda Ionica, and finishing with a wonderfully bizarre Vietnamese version of "Ghost Riders in the Sky" is inspired. Like most compilations that attempt a very wide reach, it probably ultimately fails, simply because you can't encompass this much. That makes this a failure in the end, but one that's fun to listen to.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/23/2007
  • Label: World Music Network
  • UPC: 605633900620
  • Catalog Number: 6

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Subúrbio - Chico Buarque (3:24)
  2. 2 Santa Isabel de Las Lajas (3:21)
  3. 3 Milongo de Mis Amores (6:26)
  4. 4 Tengo La Voz (3:38)
  5. 5 Rollin' and Tumbling - R.L. Burnside (3:52)
  6. 6 Red Clay Halo (3:16)
  7. 7 Wátina (4:46)
  8. 8 ¡Prakatun! - Wayne Gorbea (5:52)
  9. 9 Jaloux Jaloux - The Mystic Orchestra (6:06)
  10. 10 Ark of the Covenant - The Congos (8:50)
  11. 11 [CD-Rom Track]
Disc 2
  1. 1 Fungola Motema - Kekele (4:57)
  2. 2 Lledeman (3:42)
  3. 3 Progress - Tony Allen & Afrika 70 (9:41)
  4. 4 We Baba Omncane (5:40)
  5. 5 Hoio - Sabá (3:49)
  6. 6 Salam - Akli D (3:46)
  7. 7 Nour el Anouar - Jil Jilala (6:44)
  8. 8 Salama (3:45)
  9. 9 Valsa Azul (3:38)
  10. 10 Artistes - Djelimady Tounkara & Friends (8:38)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Carambola - Benjamin Escoriza (3:56)
  2. 2 Abandono (3:18)
  3. 3 Iag Bari (4:35)
  4. 4 M'Lonam (5:36)
  5. 5 Intro Espinita/Espinita (5:24)
  6. 6 Jasseron (2:51)
  7. 7 Pazarda Bal Var Gelinim - Ilkay Akkaya (4:31)
  8. 8 Mera Sohna Sejan - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (3:54)
  9. 9 Aanandam (6:29)
  10. 10 Rider in the Sky - Dan Bau Vietnam (5:25)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Capercaillie Composer
Chico Buarque Composer
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Composer
Cedric Myton Composer
Debashish Bhattacharya Composer
Wuta Mayi Composer
Busi Mhlongo Composer
Juan Alberto Arteche Composer
Vincent Molino Composer
Roy Paci Composer
Bopol Mansiamina Arranger
Gillian Welch Composer
Simentera Composer
David Rawlings Composer
Thembani Ngcobo Composer
Pedro Laurenz Composer
Fanfare Ciocãrlia Composer
Selim Sesler Arranger
Traditional Composer
Roydel Johnson Composer
Edgar Gutierrez Arranger
Fabio Barovero Composer
Emily Loizeau Composer
Saba Anglana Composer
Bienvenu "Tatè" Nsongan Composer
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