Background Image Background Image Background Image
background image

NW 6007
StarStarStarStarStar Rating
Log in to be the first to review this disc
Background Image Background Image Background Image
background image
Naxos Logo
NW 6007

WEST AFRICA Good People: Rainbow Dream

The Classical Shop
release date: August 2008

Originally recorded in 2008

Record Label
Naxos

Genre:

Classical




Total Time - 53:07
background image
SELECT YOUR MUSIC FORMAT FROM THE OPTIONS BELOW*
mp3question marklosslessoff  
*when you purchase a lossless format, we include the MP3 free of charge
Please Note: On Mp3 format an unavoidable click may be heard on segue track breaks, to avoid this issue please select lossless
 
DOWNLOADS
Buttonbooklet
     
Select Complete Single Disc for
1 

Masala

4:06
     
 

MEISSA BIGE / SUIKKI JAASKA

2 

Aduna

4:57
     
 

IKE CHIME

3 

Kilele

5:12
     
 

IKE CHIME / MEISSA BIGE / SUIKKI JAASKA

4 

Polo

5:45
     
 

5 

Bonsue - 2000

3:43
     
 

TRADITIONAL

6 

Mamabiyo

6:13
     
 

MEISSA BIGE / SUIKKI JAASKA

7 

Cheikh Ibra Sall

4:04
     
 

IKE CHIME / SUIKKI JAASKA

8 

Inine

5:22
     
 

ISMAILA SANE / SUIKKI JAASKA

9 

Baburake

6:01
     
 

SUIKKI JAASKA

10 

Rainbow Dream

7:44
   


About the artist
Originally formed in the early 1970s to play Afro-inspired music, the present group has maintained a consistent lineup since the early 1990s. While the band started performing covers of West African tunes, Good People has evolved to be a repertoire of original material with some traditional tunes with new arrangements. As more and more African immigrants entered Finland, they joined the band and now Good People can boast it features top West African musicians as well as some of the best Finnish professionals around.
 
About the music
Drawing inspiration from both traditional West African music and Western pop-based music, the group combines these distinctive styles for a special ’Good People’ sound. The percussive beats make use of indigenous instruments like djembe drums, balafon, marimba while modern equipment like guitar and saxophones provide a contemporary air to the melodic proceeding. Mix in its inspirational lyrics of harmony and fabled stories, and the result is a pulsing delight of Afro-Nordic jamming.
 
"Fusion food may have people running for cover, but fusion music - aka world music - can be a very good thing. And the mix of music doesn’t come much more eccentric than this - West African pop meets Finnish folk. An Afro-Nordic combo sounds unlikely - many of us would be hard-pressed for instance to recall a single Finnish song - but this 16-piece band has created a pleasing mix of persuasive African rhythms and Nordic harmony/poetry. The upbeat numbers work best, particularly "Masala" and the infectiously happy "Bonsue - 2000", while some of the slower songs veer too close to aging hippie territory. The group was reportedly borne out of a need to deal with increased racial tension in Finland during the Nineties when African immigration was increasing. And in these frighteningly troubled times, all moves for racial harmony are to be applauded, loudly."
 
Teri Fitsell - I-Mag - September 2001



No User Reviews Found.