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I haven't watched it yet. I follow Gurrumul on facebook n he posted that he was no 12 in the amazon mainstream chart now following that documentary. So I'm watching it on i player tonight! I watched a little bit of the beginning and was excited . . . sad to hear the song was pap! xx I was a little bit in love with Gary Barlow in my younger days! xx
Spot on Bassy.
Its like Barlow took a great deal of time and effort on his holiday ;0) to record artists around the world and then just let the Soldiers Wives have the major share. Back in the early 90's Kevin Godley did a similar idea and produced a very good album called One World One Voice which I rate because it was my introduction to Salif Keita which makes it A* and well worth hunting out.
I remember that Greybeat - it was also a tv programme and was a chain around the world..wonderfful..and my introduction to Marie Boine- amazing. Its on cd on amazon now..not hard to find!
Cheers Greybeat, quite into albums like Playing for change, One Giant Leap & Kinshasha One Two, so good to hear of a project predating all of them - will certainly check it out.
Did you watch it in the end ScrummyMummy?
Yes cheers Jambo I already have the CD.
I checked youtube tonight and watched the tv show in twelve portions.
As with the Barlow project One World, One Voice played safe with some big stars of the day but at least it featured the other world stars in a stronger light.
The Salif Keita section still knocks me out and Geoffrey Oryema's voice is just beautiful. Well worth viewing even in 12 parts.
thanks Greybeat -will look it up. I love Geoffrey Oryema's voice too! htere were sections I could not identify at the time but discovered the artists later..when I went back to the cd was transfixed!
One World One Voice was my introduction to world music after I found the CD in a reduced bin in Woolworths, back in the 90's. I remember listening to it for the first time and being blown away by the whole thing......and so it began!
I did watch it!! Lol! Guys! No need to view in twelve parts!! It's on iplayer in full!!
I agree, if you hadn't seen the documentary you wouldn't even realise those people were on there. I'm glad the documentary gave Gurrumul some recognition though. I'm pretty sure that the pan pipers at the end were Narasirato too!! Though he didn't even mention their name! xxx
thanks ScrummyMummy look forward to watching it again!
Yes I thought it was very similar surroundings to the Narasirato video Womad have uploaded, so did wonder
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