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Tue February 5, 2013
The Cinematic Sounds Of Lo'Jo
Celebrating thirty years of performing, Lo'Jo, the French group from Angers, have released their thirteenth album. The title of the album says it all 'Cinema El Mundo', and the music unfolds as in a film.
It starts out with the aptly named "At The Beginning" and brings us along on a journey which incorporates music from North Africa. Vocals from the iconic English singer Robert Wyatt are added, and no Lo'Jo album would be complete without the El Mourid sisters.
In addition to the multiple guest musicians, there are a couple of different instruments added to the mix; a Chinese spike fiddle and the African n'goni.