Album Remarks & Appraisals:
In every city of the world, a distinctive musical life arises. Mariko Takahashi and Stefan Winter have traveled around the world to find these fantastic stories of people and their music from other nations and cultures. In Venice, for example, musicians play at St. Mark's Square for lovers in the middle of the night. In Paris, poor harlots and rich drunkards listen to the French musette, and in Havana people go to social clubs and drink rum while an old guitar player and a young lady use song to open a window to another world...
The Sing Out
One of the most fascinating, and lavishly presented, CDs of the year.