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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 Desandann Guide Nibo
2.Lord Nelson Shango
3.Dr John Marie Laveau
4.Gangbé Brass Band Segala
5.Baden Powell & Vinicius De Moraes Canto De Xango
6.Bata Ketu Osain/Osanyin
7.Lazaro Ros & Olorun Cantos Iyesa
8.Toto Bissanthe Dey
9.Maria Bethania Canto De Oxum
10.Conjunto Folklorico Nacional De Cuba Yemaya
11.Steve Gray New Orleans Funeral
12.Craig Klein Feat. John Boutte Marie Laveau
13.Erol Josue Hounto Legba
14.Erol Josue Madam Letan
15.Erol Josue La Souvenance
16.Erol Josue Madichon
17.Erol Josue Ochan Lavi
18.Erol Josue Balize
19.Erol Josue Atomp?A
20.Erol Josue Garçon Solide
21.Erol Josue Vire Wonn
22.Erol Josue Ti Moun Yo
23.Erol Josue Yege Dahomen
24.Erol Josue Nadoki Nadoka
25.Erol Josue Krepsol