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Ferrera, Gina & Blended Beat / Life In The Key Of G
Album:Life In The Key Of G Collection:World
Artist:Ferrera, Gina & Blended Beat Added:10/2006
Label:Engine Studios 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-08-26 Pull Date:2007-10-28 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:21 Oct14 Oct7 Oct16 Sep9 Sep2 Sep

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 16, 2007:At the Cafe Bohemian
Lucellino (Little Bird)
4.Sep 11, 2007:At the Cafe Bohemian
Ganda Yina (The Strong Man Has Gone)
2.Oct 12, 2007:No Cover, No Minimum
Lucellino (Little Bird)
5.Sep 05, 2007:Where the Girls Are
Ganda Yina (The Strong Man Has Gone)
3.Oct 02, 2007:radio randomulance
Down By The River, If Only I Could Remember, Ganda Yina (The Strong Man Has Gone)
6.Aug 29, 2007:Where the Girls Are
Ganda Yina (The Strong Man Has Gone)

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2007-08-21 
World/folk/songwriter fusion. Café music, feat. instruments bass & gyil in the deep register, fem sings gently (mostly in English, ensemble from Brooklyn) “The gyil is an African mallet keyboard from northern Ghana” which sounds like a xylophone or marimba. Flows. Laid back, warm, and personal. FCCsafe

+1.Gorgeous and mellow with some fem chanting, sax at end?
2.Song of a remembered love. Nice plucked upright-bass intro. Meanders a bit.
3.Happy semi-jam, wordless vocals in first half, and only lyrics until last minute seem to be the song title. Consider for voiceover?
+4.Light melody tripping, mid-tempo. Italian singing, based on a lullaby (and even without reading that, can tell it’s a children’s melody). I like the alto sax embellishment.
+5. Simple song, ¾ time with subtle rhythms going on, radio-friendly length, though brief “Xena-yell” in the middle is off-putting!
6.slow tempo, “slow blues”, getting-ready-to-close-the-bar kind of music. Radio-friendly
7.Alas, the only track I’d avoid, lacks a center. Mid-tempo w/overdubbed vox.
+8.Faster. First 3 mins are instrumental, then call & response in a language I don’t recognize
+9.Quiet, sparse, introspective duet between gyil & wood flute

Ps. Label has reasonable sales policy “all Engine releases available direct for $6.49”

Track Listing
1.Ganda Yina (The Strong Man Has Gone) 5.Ghana
2.If Only I Could Remember 6.Water, Not Fire
3.Down By The River 7.The World Today
4.Lucellino (Little Bird) 8.Bewaa
 9.Pire For Abraham