Various Artists Club Sodade
- Words: Janet Tzou
- Label: Bluebird-Arista
If Yoko Ono is any example, it's chic to embrace your inner superstar in one's golden years. 63-year-old Cape Verdean singer Cesaria Evora is renowned for blending the sounds of traditional Portuguese, Afro-Brazilian and Cuban folk music-a sound that French lounge DJ/producer Gilb'r decided to modernize by inviting electronic heavyweights in for remix duties. The reworkings here are actually quite minimal, and Evora's melancholy, velvety tones lend themselves as easily to ambient touches (Carl Craig's "Angola") as percussive house beats (Francois K's exuberant and masterful "Sangue De Beirona"). Club Sodade is a sophisticated way to expand your electronic horizons, and add some spice to your downtempo CD collection.
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