Friday, December 10, 2010

REVIEW: Shareholder Tom - "Havanna - Asmara, via Colonia"

Happy Funky #FollowFriday, Family,

What's the deal with all the German soul?  First Richie B. and Melodia and now Shareholder Tom's record "Havanna - Asmara, via Colonia" is now in rotation in Funk Sanctum. But first, watch this video, it's fun. Love the music, too!

Here is the biography and review of Shareholder Tom!
"Indeed it is a motley crew, Thomas Berghaus aka Shareholder Tom brought together in the last years. Many guest interpreter from his second album "Havanna - Asmara, via Colonia" (Release February, 4th 2011) could already be carried on his debut record "Emotional Value" from 2009: For example the Eritrean Fijori (Rita Gabir), who lives near Munich; jazz singer Alison Degbe with roots in Karlsruhe, Germany, and Ghana; or the Londoner MC Travis Blaque. Friendships prospered between the artists joining the first album, thus they all got together again for working on the second Shareholder Tom record "Havanna - Asmara, via Colonia".
"It is a musical trip around the world, where everything seems to be possible: a MC from London raps to a Cuban mambo in a straight Cockney-English (Feel Music, Love & Hate). Or Berghaus brings in an Afrobeat-inspired instrumental track in Fela Kuti style with exclusively Cologne musicians (Stopover Abeokuta). Without further ado exactly this song was remixed by Sosue, also a Cologne DJane (Sosue Soulkomplex RMX). Just like on the debut, the linguistical journey leads to Asmara, the capital of Eritrea (East Africa): Fijori recorded two songs ("Lomi" and "Rechibejo") in "Tigrinya", one of the national languages of Eritrea. Obviously, Berghaus also knows no bounds concerning music. The album ends with a House remix, brought in by Alex B. Groove, Cologne DJ and producer who is now living in Colombia (“Love Leaves You Blue” Alex B. Groove RMX)."
Most of these artists are new to me.  I never claim to get the music "first," but I get it!  hehehe.  For your convenience I have listed everyone who has befriended me on myspace recently so you can follow them easily with one click:

You and Shaun Escoffery are now friends 2 hrs ago;
You and Fijori are now friends 3 hrs ago;
You and Alison Degbe are now friends 3 hrs ago;
You and Sean McCabe are now friends Yesterday;
You and Shareholder Tom are now friends Yesterday;
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic posted a new blog
On Tuesday; You and PAUL ST. HILAIRE (TIKIMAN) are now friends On Tuesday;
You and Demarkus Lewis are now friends; On Saturday
You and Vangelis are now friends; Last Friday
You and Grace Jones are now friends !!!!! Last Friday (when myspace started i sent her a friend request every two weeks (LMAO), this time was friended instantly.  Good things come to those who wait!!!!)

You and Dj Patsan are now friends :)  - Now in rotation in Funk Sanctum from “Down Under” On December 2, 2010 You and Sacha Williamson are now friends On November 30, 2010
You and AMALIA - MIZ FUZE are now friends  – WOOT!!!!  I LOVE HER!!!!
On November 30, 2010 You and Opolopo are now friends - LOVE HIM, TOO!
On November 30, 2010 You and Revolutionary Music are now friends
On November 30, 2010 You and K1nkmuzik are now friends – I APPRECIATE YOU!

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