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Kora Jazz Trio — Chan-Chan
Album: Kora Jazz Trio, Pt. 3
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7.4

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Released: 2008
Length: 4:40
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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Delish!
Wow, African roots going home for a spin. What a great cover of a great tune. Musicians are terrific. Thanks RP for introducing me to yet more interesting music.
Bom de se ouvir!
I bet that dude on the right behind the sofa can do a pretty mean Humpty-Dance 
I love this cover adds some new dimensions, and love the original too! 
Very nice cover. 
Very cool....
Chan-Chan. Good -Good
First time to hear this. Sign of a great melody is that it sounds good regardless of the instrumentation. Not familiar with how difficult the kora is to play but I like its biting tone.
Not bad.  I was going to give it an 8 since I love this song, but no lyrics.  Had to downgrade to a 7.  The Buena Vista Social Club's version is superior IMO.
A great cover of a great original.  Thanks RP!
Echoes of Ry Cooder...
Interesting version of a great song but it feels a bit "de-syncopated" to me, like some of the rhythmic feel that made the original so special to me got lost in translation.
 ODAD wrote:

Aye!, carumba.
( just KNEW, didn't you, that eventually.... )
 

 
¡Ay, caramba! vice Aye!, carumba.
 hayduke2 wrote:

very nice : )
 Kora DSC 0355.JPG
carumba, 21 strings and cords wrapped about the neck

 
Aye!, carumba.
( just KNEW, didn't you, that eventually.... )
 
Fantastic rendition of a really awesome track... Thanks for this {#Smile}

Must be the inspiration (or work) of Ketama and Toumane Diabate {#Meditate}
 oldsaxon wrote:

Probably not since, due to the American embargo they have little money for things like elevators or sounds systems for them. They do have a higher per capita literacy rate than America, though....and universal health care...so there's that.

 

Dissent against the gerontocracy lands you in prison, but never mind, they've got universal health care!  Looks like soon we will progress to the same.


I totally disagree.  These musicians add nothing but sound tweaked instrument.  The original gifted their identity, verve, and cultural uniqueness to the chorus of world music.
 stunix wrote:

Not many hotels in Cuba have elevators, and I can tell you that the ones in the Hotel National de Cuba do not have this playing. However, the existing and current members of the Buena Vista Social Club, were actually playing this in the ballroom downstairs.

 
Very cool! {#Cool}
 Jelani wrote:
Oh, this is SOoooo much better than the version(original?) with those howling old coots.

 
Do not agree.
 Proclivities wrote:
Nice tune - I wonder what that string instrument - which sounds like a zither - is. I guess it's a kora.

 
very nice : )
 Kora DSC 0355.JPG
carumba, 21 strings and cords wrapped about the neck
Good stuff!
 Jelani wrote:
Oh, this is SOoooo much better than the version(original?) with those howling old coots.

 
{#Beat}
Oh, this is SOoooo much better than the version(original?) with those howling old coots.
Go man, go.
Quite nice grabbed my attention. Would like to hear it more.  Recording quality sounds excellent too.
 AvoidingWork wrote:
I bet this is what they play in the elevators in Cuba instead of the Buena Vista Social Club version.

 
Probably not since, due to the American embargo they have little money for things like elevators or sounds systems for them. They do have a higher per capita literacy rate than America, though....and universal health care...so there's that.
 AvoidingWork wrote:
I bet this is what they play in the elevators in Cuba instead of the Buena Vista Social Club version.

 
Not many hotels in Cuba have elevators, and I can tell you that the ones in the Hotel National de Cuba do not have this playing. However, the existing and current members of the Buena Vista Social Club, were actually playing this in the ballroom downstairs.   A gladly memorable moment in my life.   A beautiful country with an interesting past and proud hard working people.

This was.... nice, but too fast.  its a hot lazy song for me.
I liked this song but 3/4 of the way through, it got into the annoying area of repetition, to where I was saying "enough already!", but then, after it got away from the rut it was stuck in, it closed nicely.
not my cuppa----1
Most excelente!
 cubaninlondon wrote:
Beautiful rendition. Many thanks, Bill.
 
I'll second that. It's different from the Buena Vista Social Club version, and as all good covers should do it adds a new slant to the song. 7 from the Nottingham jury.
Interesting because of the kora (thanks for the link ) but not interesting enough to keep around for long.
Beautiful rendition. Many thanks, Bill.

Greetings from London. 
 drews wrote:
this sounds too much like a muzak loop of buena vista social club
 
you read my mind !
I bet this is what they play in the elevators in Cuba instead of the Buena Vista Social Club version.
my mind. just got blown. 8.
Nice, Bill!  This piec eis on "Buena Vista Social Club."  Similar arrangement, reinstrumented.
Nice tune - I wonder what that string instrument - which sounds like a zither - is. I guess it's a kora.
this sounds too much like a muzak loop of buena vista social club
 rockpommel16 wrote:
...wondering being first.....great song for sunday afternoon...
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...wondering being first.....great song for sunday afternoon...
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{#Wave}