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Aurelio: Laru Beya
Buy! - (Next Ambiance/Sub Pop)
The second release on Sub Pop’s world music imprint Next Ambiance (co-founded by Sub Pop’s Jonathan Poneman and KEXP’s Best Ambiance host Jon Kertzer) is an excellent acoustic-oriented album from the Honduras musician Aurelio Martinez featuring a warm, soulful sound that combines traditional Garifuna rhythms with elements of African and Latin styles along with some reggae. Made in tribute to Aurelio’s recently departed musical mentor (and Garifuna music icon) Andy Palacio, the album’s special guests include Youssou N’Dour and Orchestra Baobab. 1/7/2011 - Don Yates