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Good Ones, The / Kigali Y'izahabu
Album:Kigali Y'izahabu Collection:World
Artist:Good Ones, The Added:11/2010
Label:Dead Oceans 

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Add Date:2011-01-30 Pull Date:2011-04-03 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:20 Mar20 Feb13 Feb

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 09, 2014:Music Casserole
Iby'lysini Ubusa
3.Feb 19, 2011:Music Casserole
2.Mar 15, 2011:At the Cafe Bohemian
Umunto Ninkundi
4.Feb 10, 2011:BBW Radio: The Hunt For The Lost Pirate
Amagorawa Y'abagabo

Album Review
Kamla Bhatt
Reviewed 2011-01-02 
Kigali Y’Izahabu by The Good Ones

One way to describe this debut CD is as a collection of unadorned, raw pieces of music. No synth or electric guitars here. All they have is a guitar with broken strings & they create beautiful harmony with their voices. They sing in an ancient language of Rwanda.

This CD reminds you of the folk songs from the Lomax collection save this CD was recorded in the 21st c.

Try 1,2,4,6, 8, 11, 12

1.Simple, beautiful melody.
2.Medium paced harmony
3. Mellow song highlighting each singer's vocals.
4. Sounds like a musical conversation as if they
are traveling or narrating a story.
5. Gravely voiced singer reminds you of an
old blues singer.
6. All three sing in rounds that highlights their voices.
7. Sounds somewhat like #6.
8.Opening chords for a fleeting moment reminds
you of 'Way Down Swanee River." Harmonious & beautiful. You forget the guitar has broken strings.
9. Folksy and a little wistful with an addictive refrain.
10.Familiar sounding tune. Raw voice that cracks
in places.
11. Lovely and happy sounding tune with a tinge
of longing.
12. Beautiful harmony. Even though you don't
understand the
words the song instantly appeals to you.

Jan 2, 2011

Track Listing
1.Sara 7.Bakama Ni'ingwe
2.Bethilde 8.Umahanano
3.Umunto Ninkundi 9.Iby'lysini Ubusa
4.Amagorawa Y'abagabo 10.Invura Yaranka Geyi
5.Kaciry 11.Egida
6.Gahind Umpora Iki 12.Edula