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Pretaluz
     

Pretaluz

by Waldemar Bastos
 

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Rare is that record whose musical and lyrical quotient oozes a sunny optimism and leaves you convinced, or at least hopeful, that better days are ahead. PRETALUZ (Black Light), Angolan-born singer/guitarist Waldemar Bastos's U.S. debut on the fiesty Luaka Bop label, is such a document. Out of the chaos of his native country's civil war, the personal heartbreak of

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Rare is that record whose musical and lyrical quotient oozes a sunny optimism and leaves you convinced, or at least hopeful, that better days are ahead. PRETALUZ (Black Light), Angolan-born singer/guitarist Waldemar Bastos's U.S. debut on the fiesty Luaka Bop label, is such a document. Out of the chaos of his native country's civil war, the personal heartbreak of son's death, and the sting of racism felt by Africans throughout Europe, Bastos somehow creates an album of warm beauty. Perhaps it's the exquisite mix of sadness and joy that unites the musics he so effortlessly ties together: the rhumba-pop of Africa, the Portuguese blues known as fado, the sweet melancholy of Brazilian samba, and the windswept yearning of Angolan and Cape Verdean styles. That Bastos achieves such a disarmingly natural fusion while maintaining a thoroughly modern singer/songwriter honesty results in one of the sweetest discs of '98.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sheridan
Few artists of any nation have created such a passionate and human statement on political themes as Waldemar Bastos, while at the same time, expertly explores musical styles from across the African continent, creating a sensual and sensational statement. From the opening track "Sofrimento," a tender lament for Angola, this singer/songwriter casts a spell that lingers long after the last note has faded.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/28/2005
Label:
Luaka Bop
UPC:
0680899002929
catalogNumber:
90029
Rank:
268175

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Performance Credits

Waldemar Bastos   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Musical Direction
Cyro Baptista   Percussion
Peter Scherer   Keyboards
Jose "Zeze" Araujo   Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals
Garcia Luzolo   Bass
José Trindade-Bôto   Guitar

Technical Credits

David Byrne   Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Author
Arto Lindsay   Producer
Yale Evelev   Executive Producer
Bryan Martin   Engineer
Robert Bergman-Ungar   Art Direction
Waldemar Bastos   Arranger,Liner Notes,Musical Director
Alex Ladd   translation
Robert Æolus Myers   Notes Adaption

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