Various Artists / Rhythm Of The River
Album: Rhythm Of The River   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Nov 2006
Label:Riverboat Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-01-28 Pull Date: 2007-04-01 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Mar 25 Mar 18 Mar 11 Feb 18 Feb 11 Feb 4
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 20, 2007: At the Cafe Bohemian
4. Feb 13, 2007: At the Cafe Bohemian
Chon Chon Kijimuna
2. Mar 13, 2007: At the Cafe Bohemian
5. Feb 09, 2007: No Cover, No Minimum
3. Mar 09, 2007: No Cover, No Minimum
Chon Chon Kijimuna
6. Feb 01, 2007: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon (Full Moon!)

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-01-25
Nice collection of artists on the Riverboat Records label (an offshoot of World Music Network). Song styles are varied, but the great performances are universal. Every track is worth at least one star – at least! But these are my favorites.

1. Midtempo blend of horns/perc/vocals w/a nice tripping beat.
2. Starts slow, vox & guitar, gets into a sweet midtempo sound.
3. High-pitched opening, bouncing, mid duet w/great vocalese.
4. Bright, delicious mid/up African kora/vocal/perc track.
6. Upbeat Senegalese strings/vocals. A tight, very cool sound.
8. Driving, gypsy folk meets urban dance w/odd vocals/sounds.
9. Sweet, relaxed midtempo Hawaiian/Okinawan blend.
11. Odd, growly, Creole orchestra mid/uptempo.
12. Fun, happy soukous-y w/bouncy strings, fem vox.
15. Funky guitar, heavy mid beat, twangy guitar, hip Afro-blues.
16. Starts slow, picks up. A mid/up Afro groove w/great vox.
17. Cool, contemporary gypsy folk/jazz. Mid w/great vocals.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Sierra Maestra El Son No Puede Fallar
2. Escoriza, Benjamin Carambola
3. Gueyanka With Sally Nyolo Souris-Moi
4. Kante, Mory Diananko
5. Alir Pukae String Band With Bob Brozman Alir Pukai
6. Kane, Nuru Niane
7. Darling, David & The Wulu Bunun Macilumah
8. Shukar Collective Taraf
9. Hirayasu, Takashi & Bob Brozman Chon Chon Kijimuna
10. Bhattacharya, Debashish Aanandam
11. Lecaille, Rene La Bou Dan Fon
12. Mabulu Bula Bula
13. Salim, Abdel Gadir With Emmanual Jal Ya Salam
14. Ruibal, Javier La Flor De Estambul
15. Etran Finatawa Lledeman
16. Balde, Daby Mamadiyel
17. Lakatos, Bela & The Gypsy Youth Project O Bijav