Various Artists

Spice Groove

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Music-Mosaic's contemporary world compilations consistently deliver a positive, upbeat, "one world" mix of styles. Spice Groove continues the tradition, with contributions from familiar faces who have appeared on previous compilations: Solace, Ariel Kalma, Gabrielle Roth and the Mirrors, and Dago. Here the theme is multi-national worldbeat groove. This compilation doesn't cohere quite as well as other Music-Mosaic offerings, but there are several standout tracks: "The Headpeeper" by Pili Pili, "Pan Masala" by Baul Bishwa, and "Darban Jooth Na Boley" by Solace (featuring some especially fine soulful singing). Fans of these sorts of compilations will surely be satisfied. Those exploring for the first time might want to start with a stronger thematic mix.

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