Magazine article New Internationalist

Acústico

Magazine article New Internationalist

Acústico

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Music

Acústico

by Tito Paris

(World Connection WC 024 CD)

For any morna singer hailing from Cape Verde, Cesaria Evora is certainly a hard act to follow. But this hasn't put off a new generation of fadoistas from the former Portuguese colony and Tito Paris, like his compatriot Lura, is very much focused on marking out his own territory.

As evidenced by Acústico, Paris is doing just this by the subtle import of Brazilian pop themes and a big band sound - you hear it in the glissandi of opener 'Morna PPV -that's more reminiscent of Cuban dance halls than Evora at her barefooted best. This is a canny move on the young guitarist's part. If there's one element that distinguishes modern fado from that of even 20 years ago, it's a willingness to open up the medium to new influences. …

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