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Island in the Sun

by The Golden Aires Mento Band

Caribbean Folk music at the roots of Reggae, Calypso, Soca and Ska.
Genre: World: Island
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1. Day Oh!
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4:06 $0.69
2. Shaving Cream
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5:28 $0.69
3. Island In the Sun
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5:40 $0.69
4. Two Bajan
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5:00 $0.69
5. Big Bamboo
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6. Mary Ann
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7. Miss Sweety Mae Lulu
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8. Born Jamaican Man
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Album Notes
This is the debut CD from the Golden Aires. These Jamaican gentlemen aspire to carry on a long tradition of Mento Music, a modern musical art form passed down from generation to generation whose primary purpose is to spread news and to entertain. At its' core is the 7 - note marimba bass. This is an instrument fashioned from a hollow wooden box, with 7 metal strips attached which resonate a specific note when plucked. It serves both rhythmic and percussive functions in the music. It was through development of such innovations that more contemporary styles of Calypso, Soca and Reggae developed. Comprised mainly of memorable, fun songs, Mento is best described as Caribbean Folk Music!

This CD is a CD-PLUS with Windows Media (R) video of the Golden Airs performing at the beautiful Mais Oui Tennis Villa and Spa ( Jamaica's north coast!


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Les Docking

Great Memories
Love the CD it brings back wonderfull memories for me as a boy seaman on regular visits to Jamaica in 1953/54.on a Ship called the Brittany. So now I can sit in the garden with a Rum and Coke and let the CD take me back to warm sandy beaches, lovely Girls, and lazy crazy days. Thank you. Ps looking for Little Boy Calypso. can you help? Les.


Fantastic! I bought both CD's by the Golden Aires and couldn't be happier. More would be great!