Download links and information about Caravana by Digital Bled. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Electronica, Jazz, World Music, Bop genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 01:02:16 minutes.
|Genre:||Electronica, Jazz, World Music, Bop|
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When a producer/musician says that he/she is into fusing world music and electronica, it could mean a variety of things. There are many different types of electronica — everything from techno, trance, and tribal to trip-hop — and world music ranges from Celtic jigs and reels to Mexican mariachi to African pop. In the case of Digital Bled's Caravana, world/electronica fusion usually means a trip-hop/Arabic/Indian hybrid. João Pedro Veloso Rodrigues, the Portuguese producer/musician who is the brains behind Digital Bled, has some South American and Portuguese influences. One of the instruments that is used on this intriguing CD is the berimbau, a traditional string instrument that has often been heard in Afro-Brazilian settings. But while the South American and Portuguese influences on Caravana are quite subtle, the Arabic and Indian influences are impossible to miss. Caravana gets a little inspiration from South America — namely Brazil — but it gets a great deal of inspiration from the Arabic world (both the Middle East and North Africa) as well as India. If you equate Caravana with a traveling caravan, you could say that Pedro's musical caravan briefly visits Brazil and Portugal briefly but spends a lot more time in places like Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, India, and Pakistan. Pedro does not pretend to be a Middle Eastern, North African, or Indian traditionalist; he is not an Indian classical player like Ravi Shankar or Ali Akbar Khan, and he is not a traditional Turkish saz virtuoso à la Talip Özkan. Rather, this CD offers an intriguing East/West hybrid — this album has one foot in the East and the other in the West. Caravana is slightly uneven; some of the tunes are more successful than others. But most of the time, Pedro's experimentation pays off on this chance-taking release.