Dispatch: Zimbabwe - Live at Madison Square Garden [CD/DVD]

Dispatch: Zimbabwe - Live at Madison Square Garden [CD/DVD]

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Dispatch: Zimbabwe - Live at Madison Square Garden [CD/DVD]

Reuniting in 2007 after a three-year hiatus, Dispatch played a handful of summer gigs in New York City to benefit the crisis-ridden Zimbabwe. Such intentions are creditable, of course, and the fact that Dispatch sold out the monstrous Madison Square Garden -- in 30 minutes, no less -- is a momentous feat for any independent band. Nevertheless, this CD/DVD package is mostly a "fans only" release, and it doesn't offer much more than the All Points Bulletin release from 2004 (apart from a cover of Bob Marley's "War," which only shows up on the DVD). But Dispatch's audience will certainly eat this up, whether they were one of the 20,000 fans in attendance or not. The crowd participation nearly functions as its own instrument here, especially on songs like "Bang Bang" and "General," where the band is seemingly buoyed by several thousand backup singers. It's the power of this audience -- their fandom, their voices, their willingness to travel from several different countries to visit the Garden -- that makes such an event possible, and Dispatch: Zimbabwe is essentially a celebration of that support and its charitable extensions. Add to the mix a African children's choir, a Zimbabwean youth choir, and a quartet of talented bongo players, and you've got a genuine Dispatch celebration -- not one that outsiders will want to gatecrash, necessarily, but a fun gig nevertheless.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/29/2008
Label: Republic
UPC: 0899485001257
catalogNumber: 001061510


Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dispatch   Primary Artist
Raphael Dejesus   Percussion
Craig Dreyer   Horn,Guest Appearance
Clark Gayton   Horn,Guest Appearance
Kenny Rampton   Horn,Guest Appearance
Braddigan   Guitar,Harmonica,Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Pete Francis   Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Reinaldo DeJesus   Percussion,Guest Appearance
Geoff Burke   Horn,Guest Appearance
Nicholas Baguma   Children's Chorus
Bongo Love   Guest Appearance
Elijah Bwogi   Children's Chorus
Akhomo Clinton   Children's Chorus
Trymore Jombo   Bongos,Guest Appearance
Henry Kabonge   Children's Chorus
Peace Kansiime   Children's Chorus
Rita Kansime   Children's Chorus
Martin Kibirige   Children's Chorus
Frank Kiggunda   Children's Chorus
Alex Kiseka   Children's Chorus
Laura Maisvoreva   Children's Chorus
John Mambira   Bongos,Guest Appearance
Mpho Mambira   Guest Appearance
Themba Mawoko   Bongos,Guest Appearance
Thamsanga Moyo   Children's Chorus
Evariste Mugabo   Children's Chorus
Tyrone Mugadzaweta   Children's Chorus
Brenda Nabasumba   Children's Chorus
Christine Nakalanda   Children's Chorus
Sandra Nakalanda   Children's Chorus
Suzan Nakandi   Children's Chorus
Joan Nakayanja   Children's Chorus
Irene Nakilembe   Children's Chorus
Gorret Naluggo   Children's Chorus
Ruth Nalujja   Children's Chorus
Ruthy Namulondo   Children's Chorus
Eva Nasasira   Children's Chorus
Emmanuel Opolot   Children's Chorus
Lawrence Ssali   Children's Chorus
Paul Stivitts   Drums,Guest Appearance
Mark Tumukunde   Children's Chorus
Zimbabwean Youth Choir   Guest Appearance
Geoffe Burke   Horn
Craig Dreyer   Horn
Chad Stokes   Guitar,Percussion,Bass Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Brett Eliason   Engineer
Randy Phillips   Executive Producer
Danny Clinch   Director
Allen Cole   Composer
Dispatch   Composer
Michael "Mahavir" Drumm   Creative Producer
Pablo Casaverde   Director
Domenic J. Cotter   Producer
Steve Bursky   Executive Producer
Lindha Narvaez   Producer
John Rubey   Executive Producer
Steven Trachtenbroit   Publicity
Tony Melchoir   Audio Production

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