Music Bazaar

Music Bazaar


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Music Bazaar

Music Bazaar is true to its name, as it resembles a sonic center market, full of disparate sounds, bright colors, and all manner of alluring, exotic smells. Over two discs, the collection (produced for the European market by BMG Italy) travels through numerous styles, but stays true to one constant: pop music. In one corner of the square is the boisterous, passionate rai of Khalèd and Cheb Mami, the king and prince of Algerian music, respectively. Across the way, Césaria Evora's morna style paints "Carnaval de São Vicente" with a mournful brush. Meanwhile, the evocative Spanish/Arabic pop mixture of Radio Tarifa wafts through the air, while the Italian pop group Almamegretta channel not only Arabic sounds, but also flavor their upbeat "Suddd" with dancehall-style vocals. While collaborations with Western artists like Sting, Bill Laswell, or Marianne Faithful have helped many of these artists find real -- and deserved -- fame, collections like this can sometimes trivialize the music, and render it a cliché in and of itself. Fortunately, Music Bazaar doesn't get carried away with remixes or guest appearances, and lets the artists' music speak for itself, in a language we can all understand.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/17/2002
Label: Bmg Int'l
UPC: 0743219654427
catalogNumber: 96544

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Technical Credits

Nino Rota   Composer
Jean Michel Jarre   Composer
Ofra Haza   Composer
Cheb Mami   Composer
Roger Waters   Composer
William Orbit   Remixing
Bonga   Composer
Ismaël Lô   Composer
Franco Battiato   Graphic Design
Bezalel Aloni   Composer
Izhar Ashdot   Producer
Duncan Bridgeman   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Neneh Cherry   Composer
Jose Silva   Producer
Speech   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Goran Bregovic   Composer
Frank Peterson   Composer
Babygirl   Composer
Takfarinas   Composer
Ulali   Composer
Pedro Rodrígues   Composer
Khaled Hadj Brahim   Composer
Jamie Catto   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Stefane Mellino   Composer
Rob Hardt   Composer
Alpha Yaya Diallo   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Nour Eddine   Composer
Jan Duzda   Composer
Harry Zier   Composer
Fain S. Duenas   Arranger

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