Timbila [Naxos]

Timbila [Naxos]

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by Eduardo Durão
     
 

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A nice collection of songs from the timbila tradition of Mozambique. Eduardo Durão, the musical director of the National Association for Song and Dance of the country, here plays the smallish xylophone with outstanding virtuosity among a group of other players, percussionists, and singers. The sound is often similar to a mbira ensemble,

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A nice collection of songs from the timbila tradition of Mozambique. Eduardo Durão, the musical director of the National Association for Song and Dance of the country, here plays the smallish xylophone with outstanding virtuosity among a group of other players, percussionists, and singers. The sound is often similar to a mbira ensemble, with light sounds throughout and only a single bass timbila used to anchor the ensemble. The interesting feature here is in the ways in which non-traditional instruments are introduced into the works. There's a basic call-and-response vocal pattern along with the usual timbilas and percussion, but occasionally the saxophone and synthesizer fly out over the top of the ensemble to create a fusionist jazz form with the basic foundation of timbila. The Naxos World releases are interesting for their tendency to mix the traditional with the contemporary, and this is another nice addition to that concept.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/16/2002
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0636943701522
catalogNumber:
76015

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Performance Credits

Eduardo Durão   Primary Artist
Eero Koivistoinen   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Vasco Rossi   Background Vocals
Jorge "Gordo" Guimaraes   Bass,Background Vocals
Celso Paco   Drums
Seppo Kantonen   Synthesizer

Technical Credits

Eero Koivistoinen   Liner Notes
Eduardo Durão   Contributor
Ben Mandelson   Sleeve Notes
Laís Amaral   Producer
Peter Pearlson   Engineer
Silva   translation
David B. Young   Engineer
Joao Carlos Schwalbach   translation
Kevin Starbuck   Engineer
Borkowsky Akbar   Producer
Ek   Engineer
Asko Ahonen   Engineer

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Timbila [Naxos] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent!!! Eduardo Durao, is the most international artist of Chopi music ¿ a tribe from the south of Mozambique with excellent performers of xylophone (Timbila). If you want to listen the African xylophone, there¿s no better place to start. Must listen it!!!!!