Magazine article New Internationalist

Waitless

Magazine article New Internationalist

Waitless

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Waitless

by Empty Boat (Poo Productions, PPLCD 002 CD)

The opening sounds of rainfall, the cascades of timbales from 'Agua Pura' (Clean Water) or even a gtimpse at the record label's name should give the listener a hint of the direction that the 15 musicians of Empty Boat are floating in. Sung in Portuguese and English, flavoured with Brazilian and African rhythms, Waitless is an album with a mission - to alleviate water poverty. As a recent issue of the New Internationalist showed, access to clean water and effective sanitation are fundamental issues in the developing world. With Poo Productions contributing £1 ($1.50) for every CD sold to Pump Aid's work in Africa, Waitless is an example of music making a direct difference.

Composer 'Captain' Dean Broderick began work in Africa 15 years ago, when he took songs about sanitation to villages and townships; since then, he has built close ties to Mozambique, where Empty Boat's Poo Tour went down a storm. …

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