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Lacaille, Rene / Mapou
Album:Mapou Collection:World
Artist:Lacaille, Rene Added:07/2004
Label:World Music Network 

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Add Date:2005-01-03 Pull Date:2005-03-07 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:27 Feb20 Feb13 Feb23 Jan16 Jan9 Jan

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Album Review
Reviewed 2004-12-22 
Rene Lacaille - Mapou

This is an album of varied musical sounds, of many rhythms and cultures. The artist, Rene Lacaille is from the Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. Indeed it is a reunion of African, Indian, Madagascan and European influences. The history of the island as told by Rene in the liner notes is a must-read. The music is of so many styles - sega, maloya, tango, cha-cha-cha, samba and many more.
There is a predominance of drums and the underlying rhythm is similar in all the tracks.
Tracks 2, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19 are instrumentals. Mostly high tempo.
He has a deep throated voice and imparts a old grand-dad quality to the songs.
Track-1: Almost rap but pleasantly so with very basic beats.
Track-2: Faster tempo instrumental piece. Wind instruments, drums. Very chirpy ***
Track-4: Similar rhythm. Vocal la-la-las intertwined with the music. Uptempo.
Track-5: Mid-tempo. Drums mostly. Lilting tune. ***
Track-6: Interesting instrumental composition. Danceable.
Track-8: Drums with haunting strings.
Track 15: Some very fast stringing but very sparse music
Track 20: Tap dancing music with chanting. African influence perhaps.

Track Listing
1.Madina 11.Dalonaz
2.Ogardanou 12.Titep
3.La Bou Dan Fon 13.Pecheur Quat'sou
4.Lusaka 14.Sega 58
5.Game Zoboc 15.Zamalgamer
6.Isis 16.La Rosee Si Feuilles Songes
7.La Mandoz 17.Cabaret Sam
8.Atmosfer 18.Quand Moin La Quitte Mon Pay
9.Kizi'n Man 19.Lo Ker I Bat
10.Mazurka 28 20.Cos Cote