Album Reviews

Music You Don't Know You Like Yet

DELEON

Casata

2011-06-13

New York band, Deleon, makes global pop on its second release, “Casata”. Employing such instruments as melodica and glockenspiel, Deleon’s indie rock has a world (whirled?) edge. Adding to the global feel are the lyrics, which are sung in Ladino, English and Hebrew, sometimes all in one song. The song “More Than Wine” has only one line.. ”Nothing makes the world cry more than wine”. Taken from a Turkish proverb, it is sung in three languages. Indeed, most of the songs on “Casata” are recreations of old Jewish folk songs. Fourth song, “Chichi Bunichi” is based on a finger-counting game from Sarajevo. Add to these re-imagined folk tales: vocal harmonies, electric guitar, balkan beats, horns, and awesome banjo-picking and you’ve got yourself some melodic, and engaging contemporary world music. Rebecca Ruth

Quick Links:

More reviews tagged #World

  • reviewed 10/2011

    NATACHA ATLAS
    Mounqaliba-Rising: The Remixes

  • reviewed 08/2009

    K'NAAN
    Troubadour

  • reviewed 11/2009

    LOS CENZONTLES WITH DAVID HIDALGO & TAJ MAHAL
    American Horizon

  • reviewed 08/2007

    SUPHALA
    Blueprint

  • reviewed 06/2004

    Cottonbelly
    X Amounts of Niceness: NYC Sessions 1993-2004

  • reviewed 01/2007

    SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR
    African Spirit

Compiled by the WYCE Journalism Club

The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the individual volunteers that submitted the article and do not necessarily reflect the views of WYCE or GRCMC; nor its staff, donors, or affiliates.