Friday, May 05, 2006

Proshecto Gotan

The tracks on Gotan Project's new album Lunatico are generally more downbeat than those on La Revancha del Tango − which is probably why they are playing at the Shepherd's Bush Empire this summer and not in the quad at Somerset House like they did back in July of 2003.

The album has its highlights though. So far my favourite is Mi Confesión, with vocals by some homies from BA called Koxmoz. It pinches a riff from another world music hit: Paris Dakar by Senegalese hip-hoppers Daara J.

Apparently Riff is also the name of the language spoken by the Berber peoples inhabiting Er Rif. How very WOMAD.

It looks like Somerset House has had to deal with some hoax announcements about the acts they've signed-up to appear there this summer:
"On-line adverts for shows by Radiohead, Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys and
KT Tunstall at Somerset House in July 2006 at Somerset House are a hoax. All of
these artists will not be performing at Somerset House this summer."

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