Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Danny Michel with the Garifuna Collective - What Colour Are You
We go way back with Danny Michel. We became big fans upon hearing his album Fibsville in 1999, and have made a point of keeping tabs on him ever since. While not a household name (even in his native Canada) Danny Michel has a very loyal following, and we think he's due for some commercial success to go with all the critical acclaim. His latest album, Black Birds Are Dancing All Over Me, which is nominated for a Juno award (Canadian Grammy) and is receiving heaps of praise from the notoriously hard to please music press, is truly something to behold. For lack of a better comparison, it reminds us of Paul Simon's Graceland...in that it is two worlds colliding with a magical musical outcome. Having gone to Belize multiple times over the last decade, Danny decided to take a giant leap out if his comfort zone to write and record songs in Belize, and adding to his already infectious song writing style the multihued rhythms and textures of Belize's Garifuna tradition. Danny has just added three new songs to celebrate the Canadian re-release, and to celebrate the albums world release on Cumbancha records. Out now on iTunes.