Sacha Silva | Anatomy of a Coup

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Anatomy of a Coup

by Sacha Silva

A gripping blend of flamenco guitar, Indian classical and modern music; music full of personal and political questions; music that reads the newspaper.
Genre: World: World Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Nostalgia (I)
2:09 $0.99
2. The Circle
3:50 $0.99
3. Free
4:37 $0.99
4. The Argument
3:09 $0.99
5. Awakening
4:32 $0.99
6. Things Fall Apart
6:05 $0.99
7. Block All Roads
2:34 $0.99
8. Another You
4:19 $0.99
9. Nostalgia (II)
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Album Notes
"Anatomy of a Coup" is a compulsive and moving world fusion based on a journey through political upheaval in Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean.

The album has been described as 'a hidden jewel' and a 'more accessible version of Sigur Ros [with] soft, beautiful subtleties' (WCUR 91.7 FM); 'beautiful stuff [and] fascinating and gorgeous music' (WLUR 91.5 FM); and '[an] independent, contemporary expression, against the background of awareness of change and social struggles... which can save world music from dying out by bringing new life to it' (Radio Centraal, Belgium).

The second album by guitarist Sacha Silva with multi-instrumentalist Andrew Morgan and vocalist Munya B, the CD is a unique blend of flamenco, Indian classical and modern music, with lyrics sung in Hindi and Bengali.

"Anatomy of a Coup" represents a new kind of world music: one which respects the cultural origins of melodies and rhythms while endlessly combining and recombining them to create new shapes and ideas; one which speaks to a new generation of global wanderers, travelers, immigrants, expats and half-breeds.

The CD, recorded in southern Spain and the UK, is a bold follow-up to the trio's debut "Susurro", which was given a five-out-of-five "Editor’s Pick" rating by CDBaby (who called it "jaw-dropping", "unforgettable", "stunning" and "captivating") and was featured on radio shows throughout the US and Europe (including BBC radio).



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Jenni Thompson

Anatomy of a Coup has all the elements of a successful sophomore album. Sacha, Andrew, and Munya have developed and deepened the concept of world fusion in a way that is theirs and can be theirs alone.

While it isn’t for everyone, all musicians and critics must agree that Anatomy of a Coup is a highly intelligent, well produced album. The trio (comprising guitar, cello, and voice) often gives the impression of a quartet with the native presence of stylistic and tasteful world percussion.

This mystical, thought-provoking, intimate album delivers emotion that takes you on a journey, whether listening to the whole CD from beginning to end, or just one track. I encourage you to take a listen, take a step outside, and step into a new country—unhindered by borders or time.


Really liked track 3 --sounds like a free kingdom!!