by Gabrielle Roth


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Smooth, jerky, tumbling, buoyant, still. This is Gabrielle Roth's movement progression, and she wants to get you moving -- and sweating -- in that direction. Roth's rhythm-based Tribe album is so engaging that the music almost reaches through the speakers to jerk your arms and legs, twirl your torso, and loosen your emotions. Roth offers two selections on Tribe: "Tsunami," a nonstop, 27-minute soundtrack for practicing her trademark 5-Rhythm Wave dance form, and a seven-part suite, "Talking Sticks," that showcases the solo percussion talents of Roth's ensemble, the Mirrors. Although many of Roth's albums contain music for the 5-Rhythm Wave, the "Tsunami" sequence really lives up to its namesake. Simply called "Flowing," the opening could promise belly-dancing music, but instead offers a cacophony of layered drums riding on the undulating rhythm of Fernando Saunders' fretless bass and the vocal harmonies of Catherine Russell and Mindy Jostyn. The karate-sharp moves of "Staccato" are more comical than angry, and "Chaos" is less like an explosion than a blistering whirlwind in 6/8 time, textured with djembe drums, sticks, and urban tribal vocals. The high accents of the carefree "Lyrical" rhythm are expressed by Niall O'Leary on the spoons, and the final "Stillness" captures a parallel universe of heartbeat, timed bells, and ghostly voices. The rhythm patterns are deftly and virtuosically woven through the "Talking Sticks" suite as well. You can hear "Tsunami" recorded with Roth's vocal instructions on the Endless Wave II album, or check out the The Power Wave video for a visual supplement to the instruction. Tribe is a sizzling creation that plays just as well on the headphones as on the dance floor.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/20/2000
Label: Raven
UPC: 0736998500320
catalogNumber: 5003
Rank: 74387

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gabrielle Roth   Primary Artist,Vocals
Glen Velez   Bodhran,Shaker
Robert Ansell   Drums,Tom-Tom,Toms
Joe Bonadio   Dumbek,Bells,Bendir,Udu,Hi Hat
Rocky Bryant   Tom-Tom,Snare Drums,Hi Hat
Harvey Jones   Synthesizer Guitar
Mindy Jostyn   Vocals
Bob Muller   Tabla
David Rosenberg   Cymbals,Snare Drums,sleigh bells,Toms
Catherine Russell   Vocals
Fernando Saunders   Fretless Bass Guitar
Sanga of the Valley   Jimbae
Rich Mercurio   Drums

Technical Credits

Joe Bonadio   Hands
Dave Robbins   drum programming
Gabrielle Roth & the Mirrors   Composer

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