Morabeza

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Because 2005 Cape Verdian Artist of the Year Maria De Barros is singing sensually and exquisitely in her native language, it's likely that American world music fans will have to intuit what she's communicating via the emotional intimacy of her graceful ballads "Mundo Malvado," "Nha Vazio" and her high spirited, celebratory vibe on the infectious set's fiery rolling and rhythmic numbers "Funana Ca Tem Frontera," "Cabinda a Cunene". Another way to get into her mindset -- and better understand why she was awarded the 2008 recipient of the Cultural Certificate of Merit by CV's Ministry of Culture -- is to reflect on the deeper meaning of the album's title, Morabeza. Simply ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Because 2005 Cape Verdian Artist of the Year Maria De Barros is singing sensually and exquisitely in her native language, it's likely that American world music fans will have to intuit what she's communicating via the emotional intimacy of her graceful ballads "Mundo Malvado," "Nha Vazio" and her high spirited, celebratory vibe on the infectious set's fiery rolling and rhythmic numbers "Funana Ca Tem Frontera," "Cabinda a Cunene". Another way to get into her mindset -- and better understand why she was awarded the 2008 recipient of the Cultural Certificate of Merit by CV's Ministry of Culture -- is to reflect on the deeper meaning of the album's title, Morabeza. Simply stated, it's a sublime Creole expression that characterizes the soul of a people; it is solidarity in time of misfortune and who couldn't use a little of that in 2009?; kindness, tenderness, hospitality, sympathy, and friendship. The songs speak to the past and present in its colorful, graceful, yet often grooving production, integrating a repertoire of songs composed by revered songwriters such as Manuel d'Novas, Betu, Kaka Barbosa, Jorge Barbosa, Teofilo Chantre, and Ramiro Mendes, as well as newer talent: To Alves, Calu di Guida, Joe Andrade, Kalu Monteiro, and Djim Job. While describing her music as a potpourri of African, Latin, and European styles, the sounds on this collection -- which she recorded with the L.A. Philharmonic String Section and some very prominent backing musicians -- are at heart rooted in the musical traditions of her homeland. While defining a much needed optimism in the face of suffering and hardship in Africa, De Barros on Morabeza keeps alive the wonderful legacy bestowed upon her by her godmother, legendary "barefoot diva," Césaria Evora, who put the music of Cape Verde on the global jukebox.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/19/2009
  • Label: Sheer Legacy
  • UPC: 878068001297
  • Catalog Number: 167

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Nos Paraiso (3:35)
  2. 2 Mundo Malvado (3:45)
  3. 3 Funaná (Ca Tem Frontera) (3:37)
  4. 4 Nha Vazio (3:57)
  5. 5 Cabinda a Cunene (4:14)
  6. 6 Fragilamor (3:31)
  7. 7 Amanha (4:28)
  8. 8 Reggadera (4:02)
  9. 9 Djam Crebu Ma N'Ca Ta Frabu (4:57)
  10. 10 No Continua (3:38)
  11. 11 Tabanka di Txada Grandi (3:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Maria de Barros Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Dan Fornero Trumpet
Ray Herrmann Clarinet, Reeds, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Ron Kalina Harmonica
Joe Ketendjian Violin
Harry Kim Trumpet, Soloist
Jorge Moraga Viola
Harry Shirinian Viola
Ramon Stagnaro Guitar, Soloist
Arturo Velasco Trombone
Djim Job Bass, Background Vocals, Cavaquinho
Danny Luchansky Conductor, Keyboards
Bill Brendle Accordion
Eric Gorfain Violin, Soloist
Grecco Buratto Guitar, Cavaquinho
Vahe Hayrikyan Cello
Lisa Dondlinger Violin
Zerui Depina Cavaquinho
Razdan Kuyumjian Violin, Concert Master
Technical Credits
Dan Chapman Concept
Ron McMaster Mastering
Djim Job Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Ramiro Mendes Composer
Teofilo Chantre Composer
Mauricio Guerrero Engineer
Danny Luchansky Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Orchestral Arrangements, Audio Production
Tony Rosario Photo Assistance
Lane Gibson Engineer
Maria de Barros Composer, Executive Producer
Cristihan Gutterre Executive Producer
Ze Timas Composer
Kaio Monteiro Arranger, Audio Production
Manuel D'novas Composer
Kakà Barboza Composer
Kalu Monteiro Composer
Tó Alves Composer
Joe Andrade Composer
Jorge Barbosa Composer
Betú Composer
Calu Di Guida Composer
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