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Noite de Morabeza
     

Noite de Morabeza

by Boy Ge Mendes
 
Noite de Morabeza is the follow-up album to Lagoa. It has the same pared-down acoustic sound minus the synth-keyboards and drum machines. Boy Ge Mendes has employed some of the finest musicians from Cape Verde and the French Antilles. From the French Antilles, there is Mario Canonge whose

Overview

Noite de Morabeza is the follow-up album to Lagoa. It has the same pared-down acoustic sound minus the synth-keyboards and drum machines. Boy Ge Mendes has employed some of the finest musicians from Cape Verde and the French Antilles. From the French Antilles, there is Mario Canonge whose piano solos infuse the album with clean melodic and rhythmic lines. Bago, also from Martinique, pumps out a continual flow of just-below-the-boil percussion. Thierry Fanfant, another French Antillean, weaves solid basslines on five tracks. The first three tracks are mellow but rhythmic. Funana di Nha Bonga begins in a similar jazzy vein and then bridges to a funana, a Cape Verdean dance rhythm, that gathers steam punctuated by booming basslines. The title cut transitions from a ballad-like tempo into a picante cha cha that stands up to the best of the Cuban charangas. Boy Ge Mendes has forged a unique acoustic sound for himself on these two albums. His vocals have that languid tropical humidity and the instrumental/percussion backup percolates with an intensity that dovetails perfectly. Noite de Morabeza is another finely crafted work that surprises both with its melodic depth and percussive swing.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/13/2001
Label:
Lusafrica France
UPC:
3567253621224
catalogNumber:
36212

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Boy Ge Mendes   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Jacques Bolognesi   Trombone,Accordion
Jean-Pierre Fanfant   Track Performer
Thierry Fanfant   Bass
Manu Lima   Synthesizer Flute
Pascal Teillet   Bass
Bago   Percussion
Mario Canonge   Piano
Xavier Desandre Navarre   Percussion
Allen Hoist   Viloncello
Alex Patou   Track Performer
Beatrice Poulot   Background Vocals
Claudine Pennont   Background Vocals
Jean-Philippe Fanfant   Drums
Laurent Coatalen   cowbell
Etienne Callac   Bass,Track Performer
Frantz Dorville   Background Vocals,Track Performer
Mario Ganonge   Track Performer
Armando Poleo   Percussion,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Bruno Boussard   Artwork

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