World of Funk


Given Shawn Lee’s use of such instruments as tabla and sitar (India), bouzouki and hurdy-gurdy (Europe), balaphone (Africa), churango (Bolivia), and gu-zheng (China), “World of Funk” has a world feel to it. That’s not so unusual for this multi-instrumentalist. What makes this seventh Ping Pong Orchestra album unusual, is the use of vocalists. Cambodian,Chhom Nimol of Dengue Fever guests on “Ghost In the Rain”, Natacha Atlas, of Egyptian decent, is featured on “Cairo, Cairo” and “The Mighty Atlas”. Bardo Martinez of Chicano Batman lends his vocals to “La Eterna Felicidad”; and Curumin sings on “Nao Vacila” adding a funky Brazilian element to the mix. Mr. Lee even has his mother-in-law (“Nanny Jee”) on here as a guest! “World of Funk” is simply more great stuff from Shawn Lee. Rebecca Ruth

Quick Links:

More reviews tagged #World

  • reviewed 08/2007


  • reviewed 06/2005

    Nouvelle Vague
    Nouvelle Vague

  • reviewed 02/2007

    Fat Freddy's Drop
    Based On A True story

  • reviewed 11/2015

    Ashley Monical
    Facing The Shadow

  • reviewed 11/2016

    Like Listen To
    East Of The Sun, and West Of The Moon

  • reviewed 05/2016

    Melaena Cadiz

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.