1 Giant Leap: What About Me? (Border)

 |   |  <1 min read

1 Giant Leap: Each Step Moves Us On (with Zap Mama and Speech)
1 Giant Leap: What About Me? (Border)

Last year Elsewhere presented a lengthy interview with Duncan Bridgman who is half of this multi-media world music project with Jamie Catto. In that free-ranging conversation he outlined the background to this music-cum-philosophy project which took the pair across the planet to perform with and record people in small and often remote villages, or getting alongside big name players such as kd lang, Lila Downs, Daniel Lanois, Michael Stipe of REM and many others.

The result was a fascinating DVD film/series/etc called What About Me? -- and now comes the double disc CD set which may seem rather two dimensional after the film, but stands on its own wayward merits as a world music/pop/philosophical construct which will keep you guessing as a brusque flute from India cuts across African singers and percussion or someone with pop chops from the West appears to sing the chorus.

Very different, in a good way. Check out the interview with Duncan, it'll make more (or less) sense. There are also interesting and different video clips at both the interview and the DVD review.

Take your time, it's kinda cool.

 

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   World Music from Elsewhere articles index

Various Artists: The Sound of Siam (Soundway)

Various Artists: The Sound of Siam (Soundway)

Increasingly the globe becomes a village -- and the local radio station is broadcasting oldies and archival stuff. Consider the recent excavating of music from Ethiopia, Nigeria,... > Read more

The Mamaku Project: Karekare (Mamaku)

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... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

THE BEATLES; THEIR LOST LAST ALBUM DISCOVERED (2019): And in another end

THE BEATLES; THEIR LOST LAST ALBUM DISCOVERED (2019): And in another end

In a recent interview with London's Guardian Sun-Times, the Beatles' researcher and biographer Mark St Lewisham revealed that while listening to studio recordings of the band in 1969 he came across... > Read more

The Ornette Coleman Trio: At the Golden Circle, Stockholm. Vol 1 (1965)

The Ornette Coleman Trio: At the Golden Circle, Stockholm. Vol 1 (1965)

As far as I can see by looking back, Ornette Coleman is the first artist to have two entries at Essential Elsewhere, he has appeared previously with The Shape of Jazz to Come. Although, to be... > Read more