A Curva Da Cintura - Arnaldo Antunes
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  • Summary: Brazilian poet/singer-songwriter Arnaldo Antunes and rock guitarist Edgard Scandurra team up with Malian kora player Toumani Diabatén to combine the sounds of Brazil and Mali together for this release.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Aug 16, 2012
    80
    Brilliant three-way creature.
  2. Aug 8, 2012
    80
    Global Fusion at its most accessible. [Aug 2012, p.67]
  3. Aug 8, 2012
    60
    The result is an intriguing if uneven set in which Antunes' sturdy, quietly intense vocals and straightforward melodies are set against far more complex backing provided by intertwining kora and guitar.
  4. Aug 8, 2012
    60
    The more experimental efforts have a real impact. [Sep 2012, p.97]
  5. Aug 8, 2012
    50
    Like many a "supergroup" before them, this one doesn't quite meet the expectations that their combined reputations create.