MARIMBA CHAPINLANDIA
Chapinlandia - Marimba Music of Guatemala

[Smithsonian Folkways, www.folkways.si.edu]

In all my years of trekking the world wide and deep for music, I've not yet heard any marimba music from Guatemala. That's where "Chapinlandia" comes to the rescue. Sub-titled "Marimba Music of Guatemala", the album serves as a fairly thorough introduction to that country's marimba music. Rolling through the album's nineteen tracks is a common theme of joy but mostly pride. Erick Armando Vargas - member of Marimba Chapinlandia - explains in the liner notes, "The importance of our marimba is that it reflects our identity, what we Guatemalans are. Our marimba has the capacity of being able to express the states of mind of the Guatemalan?" The album runs the gamut of styles - everything from bolero, foxtrot, corridor, waltz to mazurka are featured. Each piece is identified with a different province of the country. Some are more upbeat and joyous, while a few are rather serene and somewhat sombre. It's all good and the album ends up serving as a crucial document to the music the world may not have learned about otherwise.

Tom Sekowski


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RECENZJE

+ Robag Wruhme - The Lost Archive 1998 - 2007
+ Rick Wade - Nights Tactics
+ Cristian Vogel - The NeverEngine
+ 10 Years Treibstoff - The Compilation
+ The Seasons - Undone
+ Pupkulies & Rebecca - Beyond The Grace
+ A Number Of Small Things
+ Inaqui Marin - 19
+ Lerosa - Design
+ Kiln - Dusker
+ Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts - Face A L`Est
+ Einmusik - De'Medici
+ Terrence Dixon - Train Of Thoughts
+ Dirt Crew - Raw
+ Best Kept Secrets
+ Deadset - Keys Open Doors
+ Boys Noize - Oi Oi Oi
+ From Antenna To Antenna 1
+ Alter Ego - Why Not?!
+ Clara Hill - All I can provide
+ Ithaca - A Game For All Who Know / White Noise - An Electric Storm
+ Devendra Banhart - Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon
+ Damo Suzuki - The Fire of Heaven At the End of Universe. Live at UFO Club
+ Alexandre St-Onge - Mon animal est possible
+ Robert Wyatt - Comicopera

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+ FERRAN FAGES - Cancons Per a un Lent Retard /WILSON / LEE / BENTLEY - Escondido Dreams / PLUMERAI - Without Number / EXTRA GOLDEN - Hera Ma Nono / BELLERUCHE - Turntable Soul Music / MARTIN KUCHEN - Homo Sacer / SAM AMIDON - All is Well / VARIOUS ARTISTS - Old Town School of Folk Music Songbook - Volume Two & Three / PHON°NOIR - The Objects Don't Need Us / ERIC MALMBERG - Verklighet & Beat / LETTERS LETTERS - Letters Letters / GIUSEPPE IELASI - August / PAUL MOTIAN TRIO 2000 + 2 - Live at the Village Vanguards, Vol. 1 / THE PEARLFISHERS - Up With the Larks / VARIOUS ARTISTS - Latin Jazz / FINDLAY BROWN - Separated by the Sea / HIGH TONE - Underground Wobble / FRED FRITH / CHRIS BROWN - Cutter Heads / VARIOUS ARTISTS - Downtown 81 - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack / SUN ELECTRIC - Lost & Found (1998 - 2000) / CHICA AND THE FOLDER - Under the Balcony / QUIPS - Take Two / JACOB ANDERSKOV - Panta Rhei / PHILIP THOMAS - Comprovisation / TOMAS PHILLIPS - Drink_Deep / VARIOUS ARTISTS - Movement Soul - Volume 2 / NAWAL - Aman / ANDREA CENTAZZO / PERRY ROBINSON / NOBU STOWE - The Soul in the Mist / THE FISH - Live at Olympic Café & Jazz a Mulhouse / THE WATERY GRAVES OF PORTLAND AND/ET GENEVIEVE - The Watery Graves of Portland and/et Genevieve / MARCOS FERNANDES / BILL HORIST - Jerks and Creeps / DESIDERII MARGINIS - Seven Sorrows / ORGANUM - Amen
>> MARIMBA CHAPINLANDIA - Chapinlandia - Marimba Music of Guatemala
+ WILD BILLY CHILDISH AND THE BLACKHANDS - Play Capt'n Calypso's Hoodoo Party
+ LASSE MARHAUG / NILS HENRIK ASHEIM - Grand Mutation
+ SPLATTER 3 + N - Clear the Club
+ CONTINUUM - Continuum 2
+ MIKE WESTBROOK ORCHESTRA - On Duke's Birthday
+ MARISKA BAARS / WOUTER VAN VELDHOVEN / RUTGER ZUYDERVELT - Zeeg
+ OREN AMBARCHI - In the Pendulum's Embrace / SUN - I'll Be The Same

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WYWIADY / RELACJE

+ Raw'n'dirty - fotorelacja z koncertu SCORNA w Firleju
+ A new statement - wywiad z Johnem Selway'em
+ The disco therapy - wywiad z Christianem Fuchsem i Suzie On The Rocks z Bunny Lake