5.1 Surround Sound Music & Video – Continental Drift on 3BBR & CRN – Australian Television – Paintings – Design – Cartoons – Animation – Sculpture – Woodcraft
ARTIST ... Origin
MARA ! .... Australia
(a) Adje 4'36
(b) The Big Dance 2'30
(Ruino Vino) [Rufus / Polygram]
I think that Mara KIEK has one of the best voices in this country suited to this style. These are re-arrangements of Macedonian folk melodies. The group also has the talents of Llew KIEK, Sandy EVANS, Tony GORMAN and Steve ELPHICK.
XYLOURIS ENSEMBLE .... Australia
Oso varoun ta sidera 4'58
(Xylouris Ensemble) [independent]
A wonderful disc of predominantly Cretan influence, with musicians from Australian, Greek and Turkish backgrounds.
Talip ÖZKAN .... Turkey
Su yaylanin çamlari 4'36
(Mysteries of Turkey) [Music of the World]
This incredible performer first came to my attention with a later disc released through Axiom, justly called "The Dark Fire"
Cesaria EVORA .... Cabo Verde
Petit Pays 3'44
(Cesaria Evora) [Nonesuch]
BONGA .... Angola
Mona Ki Ngi Xiça 4'56
A powerful husky voice that soars over a strong Portugese influence.
Femi KUTI .... Nigeria
(Femi Kuti) [Tabu]
Yes, he's the son of the great Fela Anikulapo KUTI, and the musicianship is of a very high standard throughout. Femi doesn't quite go for the same quantities of venom and cynicism in his lyrics. A fine album.
Larry MALUMA .... Australia
Nzeelu Zoipa - Bad Brain 4'24
BLEKBALA MUJIK .... Australia
(Blekbala Mujik) [CAAMA]
MUSIKI MANJARO .... Africa / Australia
Souviens toi 6'31
(Moto Moto) [independent via Blue Moon Records]
A strong live act around Melbourne, and a disc recorded as a performance - 70 minutes worth.
MAHLATHINI & the MAHOTELLA QUEENS .... South Africa
Uthanwolfu AMENTKENTSHANE .... South Africa
Kwangiqond 'Ukuhlupheka 3'20
(Soweto Street Music) [Avan-Guard]
This superb CD is both Volume 1 & 2 of the vinyl releases, and Avan-Guard should be berated for not properly crediting each group with the songs they perform. Despicable.
Inkuzi EMDAKA .... South Africa
Ikhaya Lami 3'17
(Freedom Fire: The Indestructible Beat of Soweto Vol.3) [Virgin]
SUPER 10's .... South Africa
(Soeto Street Music) [Avan-Guard]
I should repeat my comments above on the credits ...
Various artists inc. Moses MOLEKWA, Fana ZULU, Airto MOREIRA, Themba "Max" MNTAMBO .... South Africa
Amagoduka - Migrant Workers 10'08
(Jazzin' Universally / Outernational Meltdown Vol.3) [B&W]
Bruce COCKBURN .... Canada
Actions Speak Louder
(Nothing But A Burning Light) [Columbia]