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Tcheka / Nu Monda
Album:Nu Monda Collection:World
Artist:Tcheka Added:02/2008
Label:Times Square Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-07-27 Pull Date:2008-09-28 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:21 Sep17 Aug10 Aug3 Aug

Recent Airplay
1.Wed, 11 Jan 17:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
4.Tue, 05 Aug 08:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
2.Tue, 16 Sep 08:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
5.Fri, 01 Aug 08:Red West
3.Tue, 12 Aug 08:Fo
At The Café Bohemian
6.Thu, 31 Jul 08:Mike R
Undrinkably Bad Oddities

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