Nha Mundo (My World)

Nha Mundo (My World)

by Maria de Barros


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Although she was born in nearby Senegal, Maria de Barros has made her musical home in Cape Verde, where she brings her warm, sensual voice and original creative vision to bear on the mornas and coladeiras of her adopted home and on the boleros and sambas that came to the islands from Brazil and the Caribbean. Those who are already familiar with the singing of Césaria Évora and Susana Baca will see similar influences at work here, but de Barros' gently compelling style is uniquely her own. Backed up by a mostly acoustic band of guitars, accordions, percussion, and what sounds like a Portuguese guitarra, de Barros weaves a complex tapestry of rhythms and melodies that varies from the reggae-flavored "Riberonzinha" to the bouncing Afro-Cuban hesitation-step of "Regresa," finally culminating in the album's emotional centerpiece, a simple, joyful, and stunningly beautiful song entitled "So Um Melodia." It is difficult to imagine anyone not being completely entranced by this sometimes bittersweet but ultimately joyous album. Very highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/16/2003
Label: Narada
UPC: 0724359162829
catalogNumber: 91628
Rank: 137081

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maria de Barros   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Joony Booth   Guitar,Cavaquinho
Ramon Flores   Trumpet
Ray Herrmann   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Leyla Hoyle   Background Vocals
Eric Jorgensen   Trombone
Ron Kalina   Harmonica
Joe Ketendjian   Violin
Jorge Moraga   Viola
Kenny O'Brien   Background Vocals
Rafael Padilla   Percussion
Harry Shirinian   Viola
Ramon Stagnaro   Guitar,Soloist
Djim Job   Bass,Background Vocals
Frank Morrocco   Accordion
Francis Benítez   Background Vocals
Ismael Gallegos   Vocals
Leo Chelyapov   Clarinet
Igor Kiskatchi   Violin
Eric Gorfain   Violin,Soloist
Melinda Jean Wilson   Bass
Hakop Mekinian   Violin
Grecco Buratto   Guitar,Cavaquinho
Ana Landauer   Violin
Marina Manukian   Violin
Sarkis Gyurgchyan   Violin
Djoska Lopes   Guitar,Cavaquinho
Carlos "Kalú" Monteiro   Drums,Background Vocals
Dicki Tavares   Guitar,Cavaquinho
Giovanna Moraga Clayton   Cello

Technical Credits

Luiz Bonfá   Composer
José Antonio Mendez   Composer
Antônio Maria   Composer
Djim Job   Composer,Producer
Djedjinho   Composer
Paulino Vieira   Composer
Mauricio Guerrero   Engineer
Danny Luchansky   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Biús   Composer
Maria de Barros   Composer
Antonio Pina Alves   Composer
MaryJean Frieson   Title Design,Title Concept
Carlos "Kalú" Monteiro   Producer
Vince Tanzilli   Assistant Photographer

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