Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Umalali hits #1 in Radio Charts

The new Cumbancha release, Umalali: The Garifuna Women’s Project, has already reached the top spot on the Canadian Campus Radio charts and #7 on the CMJ New World Chart in just its second week of airplay. Released on March 18th, Umalali has already been featured in the New York Times, Billboard, and NPR’s Day to Day, and with a major national tour coming up in April and May, the album looks poised to achieve similar acclaim as Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Collective’s groundbreaking album Wátina.

The praise is not limited to the US and Canada. The UK publication Songlines gave the The Garifuna Women’s Project a five star review in their current issue, raving, “It is a beautiful mix of African rhythms, choral singing, and hypnotic, melancholic melodies that will leave you gasping for air, with a mood that will haunt you long after every listen. A unique, deeply moving, unforgettable album.”

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