Lacaille, Rene / Mapou
Album: Mapou   Collection:World
Artist:Lacaille, Rene   Added:Jul 2004
Label:World Music Network  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-01-03 Pull Date: 2005-03-07 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Feb 27 Feb 20 Feb 13 Jan 23 Jan 16 Jan 9
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 08, 2009: Who knows what's next?
Cos Cote
4. Feb 08, 2005: At the Cafe Bohemian
2. Feb 26, 2005: The Dog and Pony Show
5. Jan 22, 2005: Morning Glory (Full Moon Weekend/Foggy San Francisco Morning)
3. Feb 19, 2005: the Dog and Pony Show
Game Zoboc
6. Jan 13, 2005: Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-12-22
Rene Lacaille - Mapou

This is an album of varied musical sounds, of many rhythms and cultures. The artist, Rene Lacaille is from the Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. Indeed it is a reunion of African, Indian, Madagascan and European influences. The history of the island as told by Rene in the liner notes is a must-read. The music is of so many styles - sega, maloya, tango, cha-cha-cha, samba and many more.
There is a predominance of drums and the underlying rhythm is similar in all the tracks.
Tracks 2, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19 are instrumentals. Mostly high tempo.
He has a deep throated voice and imparts a old grand-dad quality to the songs.
Track-1: Almost rap but pleasantly so with very basic beats.
Track-2: Faster tempo instrumental piece. Wind instruments, drums. Very chirpy ***
Track-4: Similar rhythm. Vocal la-la-las intertwined with the music. Uptempo.
Track-5: Mid-tempo. Drums mostly. Lilting tune. ***
Track-6: Interesting instrumental composition. Danceable.
Track-8: Drums with haunting strings.
Track 15: Some very fast stringing but very sparse music
Track 20: Tap dancing music with chanting. African influence perhaps.

Track Listing
1. Madina   11. Dalonaz
2. Ogardanou   12. Titep
3. La Bou Dan Fon   13. Pecheur Quat'sou
4. Lusaka   14. Sega 58
5. Game Zoboc   15. Zamalgamer
6. Isis   16. La Rosee Si Feuilles Songes
7. La Mandoz   17. Cabaret Sam
8. Atmosfer   18. Quand Moin La Quitte Mon Pay
9. Kizi'n Man   19. Lo Ker I Bat
10. Mazurka 28   20. Cos Cote