The Very Best of World Divas

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
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...
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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/2005
  • Label: Nascente
  • EAN: 5014797133198
  • Catalog Number: 9713319

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pata Pata - Miriam Makeba (3:05)
  2. 2 You Don't Love Me (No, No, No) - Dawn Penn (4:38)
  3. 3 Quero Ver Vocé No Baile - Paula Lima (4:39)
  4. 4 Thinking of You - Monday Michiru (6:35)
  5. 5 ¿Donde Estabas Tú? - Omara Portuondo (3:46)
  6. 6 Tomando el Centro - Yusa (2:35)
  7. 7 Ya Kelbi - Souad Massi (4:21)
  8. 8 Come With Me - Tania Maria (5:40)
  9. 9 Love Trap - Susheela Raman (4:03)
  10. 10 La Cumbia Está Herida - Totó La Momposina (5:15)
  11. 11 Zoeirá - Joyce (4:59)
  12. 12 Black Ivory Soul - Angélique Kidjo (4:18)
  13. 13 Release - Ursula Rucker (5:08)
  14. 14 See Line Woman - Nina Simone (10:05)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Down to the River to Pray - Alison Krauss (2:58)
  2. 2 Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinéad O'Connor (5:11)
  3. 3 Voce - Ive Mendes (3:52)
  4. 4 La Guillermina - Susana Baca (2:58)
  5. 5 One Note Samba - Astrud Gilberto (3:02)
  6. 6 Loucura - Mariza (3:29)
  7. 7 Ne Bi Fe - Oumou Sangare (4:22)
  8. 8 Daybreak - Lisa Ekdahl (3:17)
  9. 9 Pleasure and Pain - Norma Waterson (6:04)
  10. 10 Depois Que O Ilê Passar @@Virgínia Rodrigues (4:08)
  11. 11 Sueño Con Serpientes - Mercedes Sosa (4:55)
  12. 12 Petit Pays - Cesária Évora (4:24)
  13. 13 Town Without Pity - Eddi Reader (2:51)
  14. 14 La Vie en Rose - Edith Piaf (3:07)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
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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