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Voice Over the Bridge
     

Voice Over the Bridge

by Khing Zin Shwe
 
In Myanmar, the country once known as Burma, there's an ancient tradition of songs. The Great Songs, as they're known, were written in praise of the kings and are documented in the Maha Gita. They've never really been heard outside the country, so these seven pieces, sung by Khing Zin Shwe and Shwe Shwe

Overview

In Myanmar, the country once known as Burma, there's an ancient tradition of songs. The Great Songs, as they're known, were written in praise of the kings and are documented in the Maha Gita. They've never really been heard outside the country, so these seven pieces, sung by Khing Zin Shwe and Shwe Shwe Khaing, offer an illuminating spotlight into the culture and history of one of Asia's most reclusive countries. The singing itself is beautiful, melodious, and often almost magical, like incantations in a secret tongue. What sets this apart are the arrangements. There's a mix of acoustic instruments along with keyboards and programming (notably, everything is Western) to create something that walks the fine line between world music and new age. The result turns out to be delightful, enhancing the songs rather than turning them into insipid mush. On the tracks that employ strings ("Ataing Mathy Blue" and "Thida") there's a lovely, thrilling swoop to it all. More than background music for a quiet night, this is a very involving, charmed disc.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/2010
Label:
Earthsync
UPC:
0689076087469
catalogNumber:
21
Rank:
194144

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Khing Zin Shwe   Primary Artist,Vocals
Avi Singolda   Guitar
Mishko M'Ba   Bass
Arkadi Duchin   Piano
Patrick Sebag   Keyboards
Navin Iyer   Flute
Shwe Shwe Khaing   Vocals
Eran Zilberberg   Leader,Contrabass (Vocal)
Yoav Bonzel   Drums

Technical Credits

Daw Kyu Kyu Khaing   translation
Traditional   Composer
Yotam Agam   Engineer,Sound Design,Sound Recording
Patrick Sebag   Arranger,Programming,Engineer,Music Direction
Sonya Mazumdar   Producer,Writer
Sastry Karra   Executive Producer
Jess Gorick   Cover Art
Timur Angin   Still Pictures
Ernest Hariyanto   Still Pictures
Ani Toledano   Engineer
Young TLV Orchestra   String Section
Udi Koorman   Engineer

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