The Mamaku Project: Karekare (Mamaku)

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The Mamaku Project: Karekare (Mamaku)

Part French chanson, part dub-influenced reggae pop, and fronted by the gorgeous vocals of Tui Mamaki, this one invents a genre of its own.

It is jazzy but not jazz, there's not enough dub to make it chill-out music, and the lyrics which shuffle French and English effortless make it slightly exotic and mysterious.

Oh, and there is a pleasant evocation of the Middle East (which harks back to some members being the world music ensemble Ishta)

And it came out of the bush of West Auckland.

Lovely.

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