Featuring the Cambodian-American psychedelia of Dengue Fever, the magnificent desert blues of Tinariwen, the Gypsy Punk of Gogol Bordello and the Tuvan rock throat singing of Yat-Kha, this album rocks!
Artists are mixing rock into funky hybrids all over the world and Dengue Fever, a Los Angeles sextet fronted by the Cambodian pop star Ch'hom Nimol, blend the rhythms of 1960s Cambodian pop – heavily influenced by American surf, rock and early psychedelic garage bands – with their own eclectic mix of styles. Another heady Asian blend, Yat-Kha's unique marriage of rock and traditional Tuvan throat singing is displayed on 'In A Gadda Da Vida', an out-there performance of a classic Iron Butterfly track.
Enhanced Added Value: This album contains a data track that includes an interview with the compiler Johannes Heretsch and travel information from The Rough Guide To Travel Survival book.
**** (four stars) 'A tremendously entertaining and instructive celebration.' Songlines
Track Listing :
02 - Les Boukakes - Sidi H'Bibi (Algeria/France/Tunisia)
03 - Tinariwen - Oualahila Ar Tesninam (Sahara)
04 - Ba Cissoko - Sabolan (Guinea)
05 - Hip Hop Hoodios - Kike On The Mic (USA)
06 - Balkan Beat Box - Ya Man (Israel/USA)
07 - Albert Kuvezin & Yat-Kha - In A Gadda Da Vida (Tuva)
08 - Alms For Shanti - Superbol (India)
09 - Yela - Dodosya (Reunion Island)
10 - Donna Maria - Pao P'ra Multidao (Portugal)
11 - Transsylvanians - Jánoska (Germany/Hungary)
12 - Haydamaky - Listopad (Ukraine)
13 - Rim Banna - The Grandma With A Limp (Palestine)
14 - Etran Finatawa - Iledeman (Niger)
15 - Konono No.1 - Ungudi Wele Wele (Congo)
16 - Gogol Bordello - I Would Never Want To Be Young Again (Ukraine/USA)
African , European , Hungarian , Middle Eastern , North American , Rock , World
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