Vieira, Ramana / Despi A Alma
Album: Despi A Alma   Collection:World
Artist:Vieira, Ramana   Added:Oct 2007

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-10-14 Pull Date: 2007-12-16 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Dec 2 Nov 11 Nov 4 Oct 28 Oct 21
Airplays: 2 3 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 27, 2007: At the Cafe Bohemian
Barco Negro
4. Nov 06, 2007: At the Cafe Bohemian
Barco Negro
2. Nov 26, 2007: It's Arbitrary
Estranha Forma De Vida
5. Oct 30, 2007: At the Cafe Bohemian
Barco Negro
3. Nov 07, 2007: public noize racket
Despi A Alma, Barco Negro
6. Oct 26, 2007: No Cover, No Minimum
Barco Negro

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-10-10
A local fadista with a warm, emotional voice perfectly suited to this passionate musical style. Her fado is definitely more contemporary than traditional, with electric & acoustic bass and guitar, piano & keyboards, mandolin, plus drums. So fado purists, be warned. However it’s nicely done and an interesting take on the style. In English and Portuguese.

1. Slow guitar, soaring vox then a mid/up contemporary fado lament
*2. Midtempo w/a bright sound & honey-sweet vocals.
*3. Emotional vocals, piano, starts slow, gets midtempo, almost jazzy.
4. Slow mandolin. English lyrics then upbeat in Portuguese.
5. Slow, pop-ish love song then midtempo w/a hint of light jazz.
*6. A more traditional sound. Slow, heartfelt, lots of passion.
7. Starts slow, then an upbeat bounce w/some nice vocals & strings.
8. Slow & quiet then vox at 1:11 w/spoken word in back. Gets upbeat.
*9. Another more traditional track. Lyrical w/emotion for days.
10. Midtempo w/a lush, contemporary sound & sense of drama.
11. Slow, in English. A fado/soft rock blend meant to inspire.

Track Listing
1. Sem Ti   6. Estranha Forma De Vida
2. Barco Negro   7. Sophia
3. Despi A Alma   8. Para Amar
4. Leva-Me P'ra Casa   9. Triste Sina
5. Santa Fe   10. Cancao Do Mar
  11. Fly Angel Fly