Month Music Tip: Cera Impala And The New Prohibition : NPR FM Berlin Blog 104,1's music contributor Anouschka Pearlman has a review of the latest CD by the Berlin-based folk band Cera Impala and the The New Prohibition.
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Month Music Tip: Cera Impala And The New Prohibition

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Month Music Tip: Cera Impala And The New Prohibition

Month Music Tip: Cera Impala And The New Prohibition

Monthly Music Tip

This month I had the pleasure of listening to a new CD that just came out. It's called Higher Place by Cera Impala and the New Prohibition band.

The style is within folk- bluegrass, country with some nice retro flavors. The album is banjo based, which I thought was really refreshing.

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"Foggy Window" was probably my favorite up tempo tune. Then there was another song I was fond of- "Row My Boat." The tempo is different, it's on the slower side and it's more theatrical.

I had the chance to speak to Impala and here is what she had to say about her music.

It has a lot of eclectic elements but basically its inspired by American folk music but it has a real edge to it. We have one song written by Dirk, "Foggy Window," which is an ode to his automobile in the states that used to break down a lot. Then we have three traditional songs and the rest of the songs are written by me. They're all different and they're all my little babies. I'm definitely a happy part of the women's banjo movement. I'm an advocate of taking an instrument and playing it how you feel.

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