Tcheka / Nu Monda
Album: Nu Monda   Collection:World
Artist:Tcheka   Added:Feb 2008
Label:Times Square Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-07-27 Pull Date: 2008-09-28 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Sep 21 Aug 17 Aug 10 Aug 3
Airplays: 1 1 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 11, 2017: At the Cafe Bohemian
Djan Kre Bejabu
4. Aug 05, 2008: At the Cafe Bohemian
Djan Kre Bejabu
2. Sep 16, 2008: At the Cafe Bohemian
Djan Kre Bejabu
5. Aug 01, 2008: Oatmeal
3. Aug 12, 2008: At The Café Bohemian
6. Jul 31, 2008: Undrinkably Bad Oddities
Rozadi Rezadu

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-07-25
Warm vocals, great guitar work from Manual Lopes Andrade (a.k.a. Tcheka) from Cape Verde. Rooted in a sort of Griot pop but flavored with influences from other cultures and musical styles. Creative, flowing, favoring changes of tempos and unpredictable shifts of sound. All original compositions. This guy is going places.

1. Starts down, picks up w/a hint of Latin rhythms, fades out.
*2. Upbeat w/some great instrumental breaks that hint of jazz.
3. Downtempo, gentle guitar work. Really pretty but kind of sad.
4. Midtempo guitar/perc bounce w/soaring vox. Picks up, good guitar.
*5. Relaxed w/tripping vocals, picks up, cool perc, totally catchy.
*6. Relaxed guitar, shouting vocals, gets driving & busy.
*7. Upbeat & powerful w/ a great melody and some hip guitar/perc.
8. Down/mid and kinda lazy w/warm vocals & guitar.
9. Relaxed but bright and endearing.
10. Cool but subtle percussion drives this catchy midtempo track.
*11. Starts slow, gets mid. Warm and swaying and nicely relaxed.
*12. Mid/up and joyful (slows down some) w/a “life is good” feel.

Track Listing
1. Agonia   7. Rozadi Rezadu
2. Djan Kre Bejabu   8. Strada Pico
3. Amizadi Si   9. Talulu
4. Dian Bedja   10. Satanz
5. Kre Ka Nha   11. Nu Monda
6. Makriadu   12. Transason