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Clamor, Charmaine / My Harana: A Filipino Serenade
Album:My Harana: A Filipino Serenade Collection:World
Artist:Clamor, Charmaine Added:01/2009

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-01-18 Pull Date:2009-03-22 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:1 Mar15 Feb8 Feb1 Feb25 Jan

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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