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http://www.gigishibabaw.com
http://www.myspace.com/ejigayehu


Origine du Groupe : Ethiopia
Style : Alternative Fusion World Music
Sortie : 2006


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The praise for Gigi was universal and unabashed. The Miami Herald rightfully called Gigi "Ethiopia’s gift to the world," while The NY Times described her sound as "full of unexpected angles and modal curves." Her vocals, according to XLR8R, "sounds sweeter than a cup of Ethiopian honey wine"; while the Village Voice agreed saying she has "not just a luxuriously rich voice but an unassumingly cosmopolitan presence." Gigi is an ambassador of ancient sound with modern sensibilities.

Taking the world music scene by storm with her self-titled debut, Ethiopian singer Ejigayehu "Gigi" Shibabaw picks up right where she left off five years ago with Gold & Wax. Producer Bill Laswell is again behind the boards, and he's assembled another cosmopolitan cast of backing musicians, who range from Guns N' Roses guitarist Buckethead and Indian production team Midival Punditz to P-Funk keyboardist Bernie Worrell and jazz trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer. Ever the master aural architect, Laswell finds a way fuse styles as well as the players' strong personalities into a seamless whole. Gigi herself soars siren-like over the top of ambient leaning tunes, or she digs in with her plaintive high-pitched voice on more rhythmically anchored pieces. Standouts include the English-language "Utopia," the rhythmically churning and horn-driven "Salam," and the anthemic "Gomelayeye." Not much of a departure from her debut, but there's no point in complaining about more of a very good thing. -- Tad Hendrickson

The long-awaited follow-up to Gigi’s stellar debut has finally landed. On her second effort, Gold & Wax, Ejigayehu "Gigi" Shibabaw has again proven her ability to seamlessly work the songs of her Ethiopian ancestry into a contemporary vocal sound befitting the worlds of jazz, electronica and even dub-inspired African rhythms. Produced by Bill Laswell, Gold & Wax maintains an illustrious gleam; every instrument falls perfectly into place, centered on the singer’s near-angelic range.

The praise for Gigi was universal and unabashed. The Miami Herald rightfully called Gigi "Ethiopia’s gift to the world," while The NY Times described her sound as "full of unexpected angles and modal curves." Her vocals, according to XLR8R, "sounds sweeter than a cup of Ethiopian honey wine"; while the Village Voice agreed saying she has "not just a luxuriously rich voice but an unassumingly cosmopolitan presence." Gigi is an ambassador of ancient sound with modern sensibilities.


Tracklist :
 1/  Semena-Worck 6.28
 2/  Anten 5.46
 3/  Jerusalem 8.56
 4/  Salam 5.42
 5/  Gomelaleye 7.45
 6/  Ambasale 7.20
 7/  Hulu-Dane 4.50
 8/  Utopia 4.51
 9/  Acha 5.02
10/  Marena-Wotetea 5.25
11/  Enoralehu 3.55

Recorded at Orange Music Sound Studio, West Orange, New Jersey
Additional recording at Kebena Studio, SPringfield, Virginia

          Engineered at Orange Music by Robert Musso
          Assistant: James Dellatacoma
          Engineer at Kebena: Abegasu Shiota
          Produced by Bill Laswell
          Additional Production by Abegasu Shiota
          Executive Producer: Chris Blackwell
          Artwork, Design, Photos: Petulia Mattioli
          Post-Production: Diego Corsi
          Cloud Chamber: John Brown
          East End Management: Tony Dimitriades
          Material Unlimited, France: Michael Lemesre
          Invasion: Steven Saporta
          Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper at Turtle Tone Studio, NYC
          Second: Alex Theoret

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