The Power of the Human Voice

Two new discs from far-flung places that highlight the instrumental power of the human voice: Slovakian crooner Sui Vesan sings in an invented language, and Italian singer Gianmaria Testa's velvety voice belies his day job as a station master for the Italian rail system.

Sui Vesan

Merging with the Brook

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On this new World Village disc, Merging with the Brook, Sui Vesan collaborates with her husband, percussionist and guitarist Rado Spicka.

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Song
Running Trough the Hollow Tree (Beh Po BĂștlavon Strome)
Album
Merging with the Brook
Artist
Sui Vesan
Label
World Village
Released
2006

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Song
Merging with the Brook (Splynutie S Potokom)
Album
Merging with the Brook
Artist
Sui Vesan
Label
World Village
Released
2006

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Gianmaria Testa

Extra-Muros

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Gianmaria Testa comes from a farming family in the hills of Northern Italy, not far from the Mediterranean. Testa's album, Extra-Muros, dates from 1996, and was originally released on a French label.

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Song
Per Accompagnarti
Album
Extra-Muros
Artist
Gianmaria Testa
Label
Le Chant Du Monde
Released
1996

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Song
Po' di lĂ  del Mare
Album
Extra-Muros
Artist
Gianmaria Testa
Label
Le Chant Du Monde
Released
1996

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Merging with the Brook

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Merging with the Brook
Artist
Sui Vesan
Label
World Village
Released
2006

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Extra-Muros

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Album
Extra-Muros
Artist
Gianmaria Testa
Label
Le Chant Du Monde
Released
2005

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