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Haiku
     

Haiku

by Yusa
 
Yusa's latest album is a celebration of the musical links between her native Cuba and Brazil, and lyrically it's a celebration of the myriad aspects of romantic love. Working in close collaboration with Brazilian producer Alê Siqueira, she has created a lovely if sometimes slightly befuddling album. Ironically, it might have been less

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Yusa's latest album is a celebration of the musical links between her native Cuba and Brazil, and lyrically it's a celebration of the myriad aspects of romantic love. Working in close collaboration with Brazilian producer Alê Siqueira, she has created a lovely if sometimes slightly befuddling album. Ironically, it might have been less befuddling if she had stuck to Spanish rather than writing so many of her lyrics in awkward English -- lines like "There's no answer in the room/Just walking heads" and "We both know/Illusions have their own horizon" are more confusing than evocative. But the rich, slightly grainy quality of her alto voice and the gorgeous arrangements more than compensate for the occasional clunky lyric -- note in particular the subtle and lovely string section on "Y Te Apareces," the gently chugging rhythm and restrainedly elegant horns on "Conga Pasajera," and the soft counterpoint between Julio Padrón's trumpet and Yusa's voice on "París, Muy Bien." And even if her melodies are sometimes just a bit on the dry side, they grow on you quite nicely as you keep listening. Very impressive overall.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/10/2008
Label:
Tumi Records
UPC:
5022627014326
catalogNumber:
143

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Performance Credits

Yusa   Primary Artist,Vocals,Various
Síntesis   Background Vocals
Feliciano Arango   Bass,Double Bass,Hand Clapping
Roberto Carcasses   Piano
Adel González   Bongos,Conga,Chekere,Hand Clapping
Ale Siqueira   Guitar,Background Vocals,Berimbau,Hand Clapping,Sounds
Julio Padron   Trumpet
Juan Carlos Marin   Trombone
Elis Regina Ramos   Cello
Oliver Valdes   Percussion,Cymbals,Drums,Bells,Cajon,Hand Clapping,Cascara,Botija
Ahmed Fernández   Hand Clapping
Tamara Castaneda   Vibes

Technical Credits

Jan Fairley   Liner Notes
Omar Perez   translation
Mo Fini   Executive Producer
Ale Siqueira   Producer,Engineer
Orestes Aguila   Engineer
Yusa   Composer

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