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Yeh Dede


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

World music

Status:

Most recent release, Freedom (2010)

See also:

Yeh Dede's CD Baby page

Comparisons:

Shares some similarity with other world groups who do percussive music. Some similarities to parts of Zap Mama's and Sweet Honey in the Rock's repertoire.

Covers/own material:

Traditional and own

General comments:

Rich, rich group vocals and harmonies. This group does their own lively and percussive interpretations of music from West Africa, the Middle East, Afro-Cuba, and of their own composition. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Recommended first album:

Freedom seems to be the only one available, and may be their debut

Recordings:

Freedom (2010)

Freedom

Release info:

2010

Availability:

See Yeh Dede's site

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended for fans of vocal harmonies and world music

Group members:

Ariella Forstein, Odilia Pacios, Mariposa Oxenberg, Kelsey Namara, Addie Lupert, Donna Marie Factor

Guest artists:

Tafar Ostfield, Tiffany Goodson, David Gaeta, Benjamin "Rasputin" Sitnikoff

Produced by:

Benjamin "Rasputin" Sitnikoff

Comments:

This is a fine collection of songs from Brazil, Spain, Ghana, Colombia, Cuba, Turkey, Serra Leone, Ghana, Israel, and the USA. The geographic diversity in the music is unified by the lively choral vocal style and percussive backgrounds. This energetic, heartfelt music, full of lovely turns of phrase and harmonies, sometimes boisterous, sometimes yearning, will be a treasure for those seeking out diverse music and female vocals. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)


Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.

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