Lucibela / Laco Umbilico
Album: Laco Umbilico   Collection:World
Artist:Lucibela   Added:Oct 2019

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-10-30 Pull Date: 2020-01-01 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Nov 17 Nov 3
Airplays: 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 23, 2020: Melange
Profilaxia, Sodadi Casa
3. Nov 12, 2019: Global Ginga
Profilaxia, Laco Umbilical, Porto Nova Vila Crioula, Stapora Do Diabo, Dona Ana, Sai Fora, Sodadi Casa, Chica Di Nha Maninha
2. Nov 16, 2019: Music Casserole
Sant Anton
4. Nov 02, 2019: Music Casserole
Chica Di Nha Maninha

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2019-10-29
The Portuguese empire has certainly left its mark. Brazil accounts for what seems like half the output of world music. Cape Verde is another musical hot spot. It has produced one internationally renowned singer and here comes another. Lucibela's voice is just as supple and sultry and more expressive than Cesaria Evora's. On this album she collaborates with two of her favorite singers – one from Algeria and one from Angola, making this truly a world gem

No FCC's; Favorite tracks: 1, 3, 6, 8, 12, 14 but all tracks are very good

*1—Chica di Nha Maninha – 3:55 – supple, limpid vocals in Portuguese with sweet island rhythm played on guitar and cavaquinho underneath; Cape Verdean genre called a “morna” somewhat like fado

2 – Sodadi Casa –3:51-- every lyric clearly sung, lovely strings and lively rhythm

*3—Sai Fora –3:32 – a different rhythm with syncopation, Sofiane Saidi from Algeria collaborates; catchy bandoneon-- conversation between Portuguese and Maghrebi Arabic

4—Dona Ana –4:14 – has that cool modulation that characterized Evora's songs; Bonga, from Angola introduces a scratchy voice quality that contrasts nicely with Lucibela's smoothness

5-- Stapora do Diabo – 3:39 – traditional with chorus

*6—Porto Nova Vila Crioula –4:09 – she caresses the lyrics with bossa nova type rhythm

7—Laco Umbilical –4:08-- another island rhythm a little reminiscent of slack key plus violins

*8 –Profilaxia –3:26 – quick dance rhythm again with crystal clear lyrics and great instrumentals

9—Mi E Dode Na Bo Cabo Verde –3:47-- quick tempo with chorus

10—Arku da Bedja-- 3:39-- slow violin intro, more contemplative

11—Novo Olhar –4:06 – pretty percussion beneath mellifluous lyrics

*12—Sant Anton –4:00-- composed by album producer-- cool French flavored accordion waltz with West African core

13—Violeiro –3:22-- especially well sung with bossa nova rhythm

*14—Ti Jon Poca –3:37-- evocative of Cesaria Evora

Track Listing
1. Chica Di Nha Maninha   8. Profilaxia
2. Sodadi Casa   9. Mi E Dode Na Bo Cabo Verde
3. Sai Fora   10. Arku Da Bedja
4. Dona Ana   11. Novo Olhar
5. Stapora Do Diabo   12. Sant Anton
6. Porto Nova Vila Crioula   13. Violeiro
7. Laco Umbilical   14. Ti Jon Poca