Emigrante

COMPOSERS: Orishas
LABELS: EMI
WORKS: Emigrante
PERFORMER: Orishas
CATALOGUE NO: 5 38802 2

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ORISHAS is a meeting in Paris between Cuba and the urban US. In a creative hip-hop way, words are growled, more than yelled, over Latin rhythms, contemporary instrumental colours and timeless choruses in a dazzling, mind-spinning kaleidoscope.

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All these dimensions relate in constantly changing ways: integrated into a single fabric, intercut, separating melody and bass with quizzical harmonies, or inventing a near-sung rap to a traditional-style melody. This genuinely original delivery typifies an album packed with radical musical thinking, as opposed to skin-deep treatment.