"Ochre" - Andrew Cronshaw

Andrew Cronshaw
  • artist:Andrew Cronshaw
  • featured artist:Andrew Cronshaw, Abdullah Chhadeh, Natacha Atlas, Matthaios Tsahourides, Llio Rhydderch, Ian Blake, Bernard O'Neill
  • release year:2004
  • country:United Kingdom
  • formats:CD (Compact Disc),
  • record submitted by:Cloud Valley Music / SANS
  • label:Cloud Valley
  • publisher:Cloud Valley Music / SANS
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Released August 2004. Nominated for Album of the Year in the 2005 BBC Radio 3 World Music Awards.

It’s relatively common to hear British musicians investigating foreign traditions; indeed Andrew Cronshaw himself explored Finnish music with his last album, "On The Shoulders Of The Great Bear", made in Finland’s traditional music heartland. But for his new one, "Ochre", it’s back to Britain, and the view is reversed - musicians from the traditions of the Middle East, Greece and Wales react to and build on music exotic to them – that of England.