CD Hear Globally: A Cumbancha Sampler [Slimline] (CD 4634860),
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Hear Globally: A Cumbancha Sampler [Slimline]

  • 1. Tabu - Ska Cubano
    2. Ayal-Ayale - The Idan Raichel Project
    3. Garifuna Collective, The - Andy Palacio
    4. Jho Avido - Dobet Gnahore
    5. Namania - Habib Koit
    6. Nibari - Umalali
    7. Maintenat - Rupa & the April Fishes
    8. Vanorapa - Chiwoniso
    9. Concheperla - Novalima
    10. Mai Nahar - The Idan Raichel Project
    11. C'est Moi - Rupa & the April Fishes
    12. Woman of the Well - Chiwoniso
    13. Tumbala (Chris Franck Remix) - Novalima (remix)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CMBCD91

  • Credits

    By 2009, after a few years transitioning into one of the higher-end world music labels, Cumbancha issued HEAR GLOBALLY, which collects a song or two from each of the label's ten releases prior to the sampler itself. With a particularly eclectic ear toward the label's recordings, the compilation swings wildly, but smoothly, from style to style and ethnicity to ethnicity, starting out with a hybrid of ska and Cuban son, then moving casually into a surprisingly African sound from Israel's Idan Raichel and his collective. The Belizean Garifuna are represented both by Andy Palacio and Umalali (a women's collective), sandwiching a pair of African pieces. There's a sultry French piece from the multicultural Rupa, and a pair of excellent appearances from the mbira-like singer Chiwoniso. With a couple of pieces from Peruvian fusionists Novalima to round out the set, most continents and cultures have at least been touched upon. It's a nice overview of work from a label with a lot of strength behind it, despite having a fairly small catalog.

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