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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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