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Various Artists / Rough Guide Voodoo
Album:Rough Guide Voodoo Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:08/2013
Label:World Music Network 

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Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2013-08-11 
Songs from Haitian Vodou, Brazilian Candomble, Cuban Santeria & New Orleans Voodoo. From choirs to ballads to Afro Cuban/Brazilian percussion infused dance tracks this compilation is a great sampling of religious rituals of the African Diaspora. Play all, it is an hour of great music.
CD #1
1: 2:08 mid to faster, great sounding female choir ( the Creole Choir of Cuba)first half slower a cappella second half fast with clave sticks percussion
2: 4:56 fast, pounding beat with male vocal, female chorus, conch shell?
3: 3:56 slow to mid, Dr John ( Mac Rebennack) piano & vocal "Marie Laveau"
4: 4:31 mid to faster, Afro percussion, French Colonial brass band with American Jazz and female vocal with male chorus
5: 5:53 mid to faster, Brazilian guitarists, Afro Brazilian percussion, male voc & female chorus, flute
****6: 10:35 low berimbau ( single steel wire on a bow struck with a stick) low jungle sounds. Percussion kicks in big time @ 1:38 with GREAT vocal by Bay Area singer Bobi Cespedes, Big fast Afro Cuban/Brazilian rhythm
7: 4:29 mid to faster, male vocal/chant, fast Afro Cuban percussion
8: 3:39 slow, female vocal from Haiti, a song of mourning, with percussion
****9: 5:16 slow, female vocal from Brazil, song about love & intimacy
10: 9:02 slow, female vocal & female chorus with percussion, faster at end
11: 2:34 slow, New Orleans brass funeral march
12: 6:53 slow, jazzy version with trombone of "Marie Laveau"

CD #2 Erol Josue Album Régléman electro Vodou, the prince of Haitian roots music. Music used in Vodou rituals with a modern twist. Vocals in French
***1: 3:20 slow to mid, male voc/wail, fem chorus, call & response, drum, fuzz guitar? swirl electro drone at end
***2: 5:14 slow start, then fast voc/wail, fem chorus, fast percussion
3: 2:47 mid tempo, kind of poppy, male vocal, chorus, nice sound
4: 4:34 slow, male vocal, first half with sparse instrumentation, ramps up second half
5: 4:30 slow to mid, male vocal with female chorus
*6: 3:51 slow start, fast pounding beat, male voc/chant, nice guitar work
7: 4:23 mid to faster, fem chorus, male voc, big full sound & percussion towards end
8: 4:23 slow, thunderstorm, male vocal & chorus, drone with single drum, picks up last guarter
***9: 4:55 fast, male vocal, pounding kick drum
10: 4:03 slow to mid, male voc/wail/chant 12 sec fade at end
**11: 5:45 slow intro, male voc/wail/chant, tabla? picks up faster percussion
**12: 3:45 slow, big thunderstorm, male vocal & assorted the voices, fem chorus
****13: 4:07 mid to faster, male vocal, fast percussion, echo/reverb ??

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Groupo Vocal DesandannGuide Nibo
2.Lord NelsonShango
3.Dr JohnMarie Laveau
4.Gangbé Brass BandSegala
5.Baden Powell & Vinicius De MoraesCanto De Xango
6.Bata KetuOsain/Osanyin
7.Lazaro Ros & OlorunCantos Iyesa
8.Toto BissantheDey
9.Maria BethaniaCanto De Oxum
10.Conjunto Folklorico Nacional De CubaYemaya
11.Steve GrayNew Orleans Funeral
12.Craig Klein Feat. John BoutteMarie Laveau
13.Erol JosueHounto Legba
14.Erol JosueMadam Letan
15.Erol JosueLa Souvenance
16.Erol JosueMadichon
17.Erol JosueOchan Lavi
18.Erol JosueBalize
19.Erol JosueAtomp?A
20.Erol JosueGarçon Solide
21.Erol JosueVire Wonn
22.Erol JosueTi Moun Yo
23.Erol JosueYege Dahomen
24.Erol JosueNadoki Nadoka
25.Erol JosueKrepsol