Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Sacha Silva

Add Date: 3/18

Artist: Sacha Silva

Album: Anatomy of a Coup

Label: Migrant-Worker Records

Genre: World

Comments: Sacha Silva is Canadian-born, of Sri Lankan and Bulgarian descent, lives in London, studied flamenco guitar in southern Spain and Indian classical music in Delhi, and has lived in Fiji. Yikes...how's that for international music? Anatomy of a Coup is the musical result of the 2006 coup in Fiji, which occurred right after Silva left the island. I'll admit that most of the tracks aren't going to get a lot of airplay on a college radio station, but it's beautiful stuff...I have no idea what language Silva is speaking or what instruments are being played, but it's definitely fascinating and gorgeous music.

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