Cover the World: World Music Versions of Classic Pop Hits


Cover the World: World Music Versions of Classic Pop Hits by Putumayo World Music at Your Free Album. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. This album offers 12 enlightening cover versions of Western pop tunes, as performed by artists from places like France, Spain, South Africa, Germany, and Mali. It's always instructive to glimpse how one culture's music is perceived by another, whether through a funhouse mirror, from under a microscope, or even face-to-face. The performances gathered here range from misguided (Albert Pla's bizarre Spanish language take on Lou Reed's ''Take A Walk On The Wild Side'') to hilarious (Fatal Mambo's sa


Cover the World: World Music Versions of Classic Pop Hits by Putumayo World Music
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This album offers 12 enlightening cover versions of Western pop tunes, as performed by artists from places like France, Spain, South Africa, Germany, and Mali. It's always instructive to glimpse how one culture's music is perceived by another, whether through a funhouse mirror, from under a microscope, or even face-to-face. The performances gathered here range from misguided (Albert Pla's bizarre Spanish language take on Lou Reed's "Take A Walk On The Wild Side") to hilarious (Fatal Mambo's salsa interpretation of Mungo Jerry's "In The Summertime") to a delightful breath of fresh air (Malian girl group Les Go's version of Hall & Oates' "I CanĀ¹t Go For That"). Nenes' earnest Japanese-language rendition of Bob Marley's "No Woman No Cry" is laced with plangent plucked samisens and is somehow extremely touching. Other attempts are less effective, but at least none of them come across as cynical and all are worth a listen. --Christina Roden

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Manufacturer:
Putumayo World Music
Category:
Regional Blues
Release Date:
2003-02-25
UPC:
790248020822
EAN:
0079024802082
Publisher:
Putumayo World Music
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Creator:
Array
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.2 pounds
Item Size:
5.75 x 0.45 x 5 inches
Package Weight:
0.18 pounds
Package Size:
4.97 x 0.54 x 5.55 inches

 


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