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New Dawn: Ku Khata

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Mozambique borders on South Africa although relations between the two countries have not always been peaceful, so it is not surprising that the music of Mozambique singer/songwriter Neco Novellas bears similarities to that of South Africa. The a cappella vocal harmonies that make up the lead-off title track of Novellas' second album, New Dawn: Ku Khata, could almost be by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and the music at times recalls South African mbaqanga; any American familiar with Paul Simon's Graceland will feel at home listening to this album. At the same time, Novellas displays the influence of Bob Marley & the Wailers, particularly in the background vocals provided...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Mozambique borders on South Africa although relations between the two countries have not always been peaceful, so it is not surprising that the music of Mozambique singer/songwriter Neco Novellas bears similarities to that of South Africa. The a cappella vocal harmonies that make up the lead-off title track of Novellas' second album, New Dawn: Ku Khata, could almost be by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and the music at times recalls South African mbaqanga; any American familiar with Paul Simon's Graceland will feel at home listening to this album. At the same time, Novellas displays the influence of Bob Marley & the Wailers, particularly in the background vocals provided by his sisters, Cidelia and Isabel Novellas, and he even switches tempos several minutes into "Swile Navo -- You've Got It All," turning to a reggae beat. The official language of Mozambique is Portuguese, reflecting the long period of colonization, but in practice, many different languages are spoken in the country, and many are sung on this album, including English, though Novellas' accent makes comprehension difficult. The gist of the lyrics in English is provided in the CD booklet, revealing a poetic and philosophical tone to Novellas' message. But the real message is in the buoyant music, which gives a good account of an often-troubled country, even if the artist himself has long-since moved to Europe.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2008
  • Label: Times Square Records
  • UPC: 822545181125
  • Catalog Number: 1811
  • Sales rank: 264,994

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ku Khata (2:15)
  2. 2 Vermelha (5:34)
  3. 3 Zula Zula (3:57)
  4. 4 Phumela (3:59)
  5. 5 Swile Navo (5:39)
  6. 6 Tsanganane (4:25)
  7. 7 The Train (3:37)
  8. 8 Hi Rwama (4:26)
  9. 9 Yeke Yo (5:14)
  10. 10 Tikona (5:46)
  11. 11 O Sol (3:54)
  12. 12 Afikile Afrika (4:40)
  13. 13 Zuma Luei (3:35)
  14. 14 Hova Mane (1:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Neco Novellas Primary Artist
Lilian Vieira Vocals
Technical Credits
Lilian Vieira Composer
Joeri Saal Engineer
Darius VanHelfteren Mastering
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