Sara Tavares Balancˆ

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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: Times Square Records

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Balance
  • Buy for $0.992.Born Feeling
  • Buy for $0.993.Lisboa Kuya
  • Buy for $0.994.Ess Amor
  • Buy for $0.995.One Love
  • Buy for $0.996.Poka Terra - (with Melo-D)
  • Buy for $0.997.Amor E
  • Buy for $0.998.Dam Bo
  • Buy for $0.999.Guisa
  • Buy for $0.9910.Planeta Sukri - (with Boy Ge Mendes)
  • Buy for $0.9911.Novidadi
  • Buy for $0.9912.Muna Xeia
  • Buy for $0.9913.De Nua - (with Ana Moura)

Product Description:

Personnel: Sara Tavares (vocals, acoustic guitar, nylon-string guitar, Clavinet, rainsticks, shekere, tambourine, triangle, percussion, background vocals); Sara Tavares; Boy Ge Mendes (vocals, guitar, background vocals); Mick Trovoada (vocals, congas); D-Melo, Ana Moura (vocals); Hernani Almeida (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, nylon-string guitar); Julio Pereira (mandolin); Costa Neto (bass instrument); Miroca Paris (congas, shaker); Alexandre Rocha (cuica, shaker).
Audio Mixers: Sara Tavares; Stuart Bruce.
Recording information: JP Studios (03/2005-04/2005); MDL Studios (03/2005-04/2005); Xangrila Studios, Lisbon, Portugal (03/2005-04/2005).
Editors: Sara Tavares; Samuel Henriques; Stuart Bruce; Jorge Barata.
Photographer: Isabel Pinto.
Arranger: Sara Tavares.
On her third album, singer Sara Tavares looks as much to her Cape Verde heritage as to her Portuguese upbringing, using her acoustic guitar and a variety of exotic percussion instruments to create a modified acoustic African pop sound over which she sings her melodic songs, which, if the English summaries are to be believed, concern themselves largely with optimistic, generalized expressions of love. Tavares has a jazzy vocal approach that at times recalls Rickie Lee Jones or Norah Jones, and her music has a light touch even when she speeds the tempo for a dance track such as "Poka Terra" (a duet with Melo D) or "Novidadi." She seems to be aiming at a hybrid approach that is neither strictly European nor African, and she largely succeeds, even if the music is more pleasant that substantive. ~ William Ruhlmann
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  • Sales Rank: 122,873
  • UPC: 738572905422
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