Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective - Watina
Nominee. Best album of the year.
BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music.
"A stunning album where Central America and Africa mix perfectly. The Garifuna are descendants of slaves, and their rhythms are direct from Africa, whilst the melodies skip around the Caribbean, echoing, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, even Jamaica. At times reminiscent of a young Buena vista Social Club, it has its own identity, melodic and powerful, and downright addictive. A lovely album that demands to be played often."
(*****) A delight from beginning to end...as rich and multi-layered as it is easy on the ear.
(*****) Full of surging seaside rhythms and yearning, soulful melodies that hang in the memory... a strong contender for album of the year.
-- BBC Music Magazine
(****) A stirring, gently soulful album...It deserves to be one of the successes of the year.
-- The Guardian
"Rampacked to overflowing with amazing music."
-- Beat Magazine
"Consider this the first must-have album of 2007."
-- World Music Central
"An immediate world music classic."
-- Folk Roots (UK)
1- Watina (I Called Out)
2- Weyu Larigi Weyu (Day by Day)
4- Baba (Father)
5- Lidan Aban (Together)
6- Gaganbadiba (Take Advice)
7- Beiba (Go Away)
8- Sin Precio (Worthless)
9- Yagane (Canoe)
10- Aguyuha Niduhenu (My People Have Moved On)
11- Ayo Da (Goodbye My Dear)
12- Amunegu (In Times To Come)