Sunday, 4 December 2011

Orchestra Baobab - On Verra Ca! (1992)

Format: flac + cue + log
Genre: Afro-Pop, Afro-Cuban, Cuban Traditions, African Traditions
Release Date: 1992
Label: Melodie

Review by Don Snowden
Recorded in Paris in 1978, On Verra Зa is the first recording by the fully matured Orchestra Baobab. The rumba influence is pronounced on the opening "El Son De Llama," but mostly the Latin tinge has now been absorbed into a distinctive group sound, with upbeat, sprightly songs like "Africa" built around choppy, syncopated riffs flavored by horns and a galloping rhythm guitar. "Sibam" follows that blueprint, but the tempo is faster and there's a stronger percussion presence than the light norm here....

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