Clamor, Charmaine / My Harana: A Filipino Serenade
Album: My Harana: A Filipino Serenade   Collection:World
Artist:Clamor, Charmaine   Added:Jan 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-01-18 Pull Date: 2009-03-22 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Mar 1 Feb 15 Feb 8 Feb 1 Jan 25
Airplays: 1 4 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 25, 2009: The Heart of KZSU
Matud Nila
4. Feb 10, 2009: At the Cafe Bohemian
Minamahal Sinasamba
2. Feb 14, 2009: Music Casserole
Minamahal Sinasamba
5. Feb 08, 2009: B-Side Sunday Special
Mekeni King Siping Ku
3. Feb 13, 2009: Pants down in the Oval Office
Mekeni King Siping Ku
6. Feb 05, 2009: The B-Side
Mekeni King Siping Ku

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-01-18
Filipino jazz vocalist singing in 8 languages and dialects of her homeland. Explores the “Harana” a tradition of courtship expressed through music…usually men singing below a lady’s window. She has a warm, expressive voice and a sophisticated style. Good stuff. All slow and romantic, but with a fresh take. Might remind you of Hawaiian music at times.

*1. Slow w/strings like an Italian folk song. Really pretty.
2. Soft, gentle strings and crystal-fragile vocals.
*3. Light percussion, soft guitar, a warm swaying tune. Sweet.
4. A touch of Gamelan, vocals & percussion. Interesting.
5. Gentle touch of danzon w/an aching, romantic sway.
*6. Vocal duet w/a hint of dark passion. Very well done.
7. Slow, tragic, almost Sephardic in a way. Good vocals.
*8. A gentle, late-night serenade. Soft and warm.
9. Lots of drama, softened w/a warm, sweet arrangement.
10. A pledge of love w/emotive vocals & warm guitar.
11. Warm w/a relaxed sway & sweet melody.
12. English ballad, original tune. Not my favorite track.

Track Listing
1. O, Ilaw   7. Ay Kalisud
2. Pakiusap   8. Malinac Ay Labi
3. Mekeni King Siping Ku   9. Dungawin Mo Hirang
4. Pamulinawen   10. Matud Nila
5. Lahat Ng Araw   11. Harana Sadilim
6. Minamahal Sinasamba   12. Labis