Ora (CD)

Ora (CD)

$13.99
Starts 15 Sep 2015 - Ends 18 Nov
Category: Music , CDs & MP3s
Robin Denselow of The Guardian,UK wrote in his 4 Stars review .. “Ten years ago, singer Mina Ripia and her partner Maaka McGregor set out to shake up the New Zealand music scene by mixing the melodies, rhythms and language of the Maori people with subtle western electronica. Their album “100%” was deservedly nominated for awards and now, a decade later, comes Wai’s second international release which expands on those original experiments. It has taken them years to complete and involves a variety of special guests, including Iain Gordon from their more boisterous compatriots Fat Freddy’s Drop, but the resulting songs are remarkably fresh and uncluttered. The opening Tuhia Te Ha, which is dedicated to “the late, great Charlie Gillett”, one of the band’s early champions, is an unaccompanied vocal harmony piece with lyrics praising the success of the Maori language, and has the gentle charm of church choral music. When the electronica does kick in, it is rarely allowed to dominate but inst...

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