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

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