Mojo Radio

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
First released in 1997, Mojo Radio marked the ascent of French band Lo'Jo to the international stage. In different forms they'd been around for a long time, centered around the talents of singer/composer Denis Péan. By now they'd developed into a full-fledged band, with the core of Péan and violinist Richard Bourreau augmented by a rhythm section, the singing El Mourid sisters, and accordion. A tight live unit, they managed to transfer their unusual live sound to the studio, blending elements of chanson, North Africa, Gypsy music, and reggae. There's even a touch of pop on the title cut, which blossoms into a glorious, infectious low-key chorus. Péan himself sounds like a...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
First released in 1997, Mojo Radio marked the ascent of French band Lo'Jo to the international stage. In different forms they'd been around for a long time, centered around the talents of singer/composer Denis Péan. By now they'd developed into a full-fledged band, with the core of Péan and violinist Richard Bourreau augmented by a rhythm section, the singing El Mourid sisters, and accordion. A tight live unit, they managed to transfer their unusual live sound to the studio, blending elements of chanson, North Africa, Gypsy music, and reggae. There's even a touch of pop on the title cut, which blossoms into a glorious, infectious low-key chorus. Péan himself sounds like a world-weary blend of Tom Waits and Serge Gainsbourg, but with a far more surreal charm, while the sisters add Algerian panache to a track like "Mira Zunik." Guest Mahaboub Khan brings Indian Gypsy qualities to "Si Jamais Si," while Bourreau's fiddle work takes on virtuosic qualities at times. It's the sound of a band that's served its apprenticeship finally coming of age in splendid, individual fashion.
New York Times
Lo'Jo, led by a smoky-voiced chanteur named Denis Pean, sounds like an itinerant cabaret band that has wandered a long way from the boulevards, hearing griot tunes and tangos and Tom Waits but not forgetting its accordion.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/8/2002
  • Label: World Village Usa
  • UPC: 713746800321
  • Catalog Number: 468003
  • Sales rank: 382,601

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sin Acabar (3:58)
  2. 2 Mojo Radio (4:28)
  3. 3 Mira Zunik (4:13)
  4. 4 Amadoué Morito (4:34)
  5. 5 Rwandamnation (3:57)
  6. 6 Magdalena (2:50)
  7. 7 Kourchbene Bellissimo (3:32)
  8. 8 Dans la Poussière du Temps (4:12)
  9. 9 Si Jamais Si (2:37)
  10. 10 Yé Yéki (6:19)
  11. 11 Duende (4:01)
  12. 12 Chaque Humain (1:36)
  13. 13 Si Vaste (2:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lo'Jo Primary Artist
Renaud Pion Bass Clarinet, Bass Flute, Turkish Clarinet
Lora Denis Dessus
Justin Adams Guitar, Hand Clapping, Bendir
Denis Péan Flute, Piano, Melodica, Clavier, Chant, Bird Calls
Nicolas Gallard Percussion, Drums, Balafon, Darbouka, Caxixi, Djembe, Hand Clapping, Zills, Synthesizer Bass
Nadia Nid El Mourid Chant, Hand Clapping, Choeurs
Anouk Berthelot Dessus
Technical Credits
Nilesh "Nilz" Patel Mastering
Dierdre Dubois Calligraphy
Justin Adams Producer
Lo'Jo Arranger, Producer, Graphic Design
Denis Péan Graphic Design
Jean Paul Romann Engineer
Philippe Brix Contributor, Calligraphy
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Morroccain/French Adventure

    This Lo JO CD is, to me, the "least best" (for lack of a better word, just not "worst") of the three. This was their "grass roots" where they go all African and not really French, and that's what this whole CD is. There are some French-language tracks, but not as many as in Au Cabaret Sauvage. Even the title track "Mojo Radio" leaves much desire. It's really a 3.5-stars CD, but it is a very new experience. Mojo Radio is the odd man out with the other 2 CDs. I would recommend this CD, but not before Au Cabaret Sauvage and Boheme de Cristal.

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