Friday, November 27

Hector Zazou - Chansons des mers froides (1994)

Wikipedia - "Chansons des mers froides (French: 'songs from the cold seas') is a 1994 album by French musician Hector Zazou. Zazou approached Sony Records with merely the title and the concept of songs from the Arctic. He was accompanied by cameraman Philippe Roméo as he recorded traditional folk songs in and from Alaska, Canada (Newfoundland), Greenland, Iceland, Japan, Scandinavia and Scotland. He incorporated the shamanic incantations and lullabies of aboriginal people such as the Ainu, Inuit, Nanai, and Yakuts. The only original composition, 'The Long Voyage', was written by Zazou as an expression of gratitude to his record company for granting him complete artistic freedom on the project. The song was released as a single and featured several remixes, including one by Mad Professor and by Zazou himself."
YouTube: Yaisa Maneena, Yakut Song, She's Like a Swallow, Visur Vatnsenda-Rosu, The Long Voyage, Annukka Suaren Neito

2008 September: Hector Zazou, 2011 December: Sahara Blue