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Annabouboula


Country of origin:

U.S. (though music is heavily Greek-influenced)

Type of music:

World Music: traditional Greek/Pop

Status:

Most recent album, Immortal Water (2010)

See also:

Annabouboula's site

Annabouboula's MySpace page

CD Baby's Annabouboula page

Wikipedia's entry on Annabouboula

Comparisons:

Belly-dance music (though updated)

Covers/own material:

80% covers & trad./20% own

General comments:

Funky belly music with great vocals. Lively fun world pop. Lead singer has a strong voice just made for this kind of singing. I did find, though, that one disc of it was enough for me. (Neile)

Firmly rooted in Greek traditional music, but with a nasty guitar and a wrench thrown in. (lissener@wwa.com)

Recommended first album:

In the Baths of Constantinople. (Neile)

Recordings:


In the Baths of Constantinople

Release info:

1990—Shanachie Records—SH 64022

Availability:

U.S.A.

Ecto priority:

Recommended for world music fans

Group members:

Anna Paidoussi—vocals
George Sempepos—guitars, synth, drum programming, sequencing
Chris Lawrence—drum programming, sequencing and clarinet

Produced by:

Chris Lawrence and George Sempepos

Comments:

This album is great fun. Lively. (Neile)

Greek Fire

Release info:

1992—Shanachie Records

Ecto priority:

Recommended for those who loved the first album and want more. (Neile)

Comments:

More of the same fun music. (Neile)

Further info:

The soundtrack for the film Smoke includes one track from Greek Fire. Also, an unreleased track of the band was included in a compilation CD of Balkan music for the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders.


Thanks to Marisa Woods for work on this entry.

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