1 Giant Leap: What About Me? (Border)

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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.

 

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