Friday, May 08, 2009

Playing For Change World Ensemble – Chanda Mama

I admit this CD/DVD works better on a visual level than as a CD alone. Chanda Mama stands out as a track that I plan to listen to a lot, and keep in my stack of party records. It starts off with an accordion introduction, morphs quickly into a reggae dance beat, and soon the choirs join in. Between choruses is some tasty playing by some great musicians. The notes say this was recorded in the streets of four continents. Perhaps. The video does a good job of making the claim believable. Everyone involved sounds intimately involved, so deep credit goes to the production team able to pull this off. I’m impressed. Playing For Change