Very Best of World Divas

The Very Best of World Divas

     
 

Nascente's double-disc collection The Very Best of World Divas is an oddly compelling -- if a bit uneven -- celebration of the world's foremost female singers. Disc one, labeled "Sunrise," features strong selections from iconic South African vocalist Miriam Makeba, Brazilian pop goddess Joyce, and …  See more details below

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Nascente's double-disc collection The Very Best of World Divas is an oddly compelling -- if a bit uneven -- celebration of the world's foremost female singers. Disc one, labeled "Sunrise," features strong selections from iconic South African vocalist Miriam Makeba, Brazilian pop goddess Joyce, and Nina Simone, while the second disc, "Sunset," boasts the talents of such luminaries as Sinéad O'Connor, newgrass songstress Alison Krauss, and French royalty Edith Piaf. The sheer diversity is worthy of a round of applause and the song selections for the most part are informed and well placed. Though a wee bit saccharine -- the producers chose Krauss' Oh Brother Where Art Thou? contribution, "Down to the River to Pray, " and woefully misrepresent Astrud Gilberto by including the daft "One Note Samba" -- it's a fair, enjoyable exercise, and a good primer for the wealth of material that awaits a piqued interest.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/29/2005
Label:
Nascente
UPC:
5014797133198
catalogNumber:
9713319

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Dimitri Tiomkin   Composer
Nina Simone   Composer
Mahmoud Ahmed   Composer
Silvio Rodríguez   Composer
Prince   Composer
Tania Maria   Composer
Edith Piaf   Composer
Bernard Edwards   Composer
Nile Rodgers   Composer
Pablo Neruda   Composer
Tommy Faragher   Composer
Ben Harper   Composer
Jean Hébrail   Composer
Jon Hendricks   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Angélique Kidjo   Composer
Paulo César Pinheiro   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Dawn Penn   Composer
Ursula Rucker   Composer
Marcel Louiguy   Composer
Regina Werneck   Composer
Newton Mendonça   Composer
Mack David   Composer
George Bass   Composer
Adrian Gibson   Sleeve Notes
Sam Mills   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Reggie Msomi's Hollywood Jazz Band   Composer
Susheela Raman   Composer
Seu Jorge   Composer
Ive Mendes   Composer
Gabriel Moura   Composer

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