Colombian native Andrea Echeverri got her start as
the frontwoman for the band Aterciopelados and is known as a vocal
feminist in her home country. This is her debut solo release, a
collection of personal songs celebrating the joys of being a mother.
CD: Andrea Echeverri Song:
"A Eme O" Label: Nacional
Luiz Bonfá was one of the leading figures in
the birth of Bosa Nova. Though not as well known, his music actually
predates Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto. Bonfá died in
2001, but his music is remembered on this new retrospective.
CD: Solo in Rio Song: "A
Brazilian in New York" Label: Smithsonian
Reggae poet Linton Kwesi Johnson wrote and recorded in Britain in the
late 1970s and early 1980s and is credited with inventing Dub poetry, a
kind of early rap. He's only released one album since 1985 but remains
an important figure in reggae.
Linton Kwesi Johnson
CD: Live in Paris Song:
"Di Great Insohreckshan/Mekkin Histri" Label: BMG
Harold Budd is best known for his ambient collaborations with producer
Brian Eno. Budd's own music is lulling, sparse and tonal. After 30
years of making music professionally, Budd says he's retiring from the
business. This two-CD set will be his last.
CD: As Long As I Can Hold My
Breath Song: "A Walk in the Park with Nancy" Label: Samadhisound