The debate over who grows the best coffee has no end, but the musicians featured on Music From the Coffee Lands II will provoke nothing but accord among world music fans.

The debate over who grows the best coffee has no end, but the musicians featured on Music From the Coffee Lands II will provoke nothing but accord among world music fans. Highlighting artists from Ethiopia to Mexico, Angola to Martinique, the music on this CD is as invigorating as a double espresso. Ethiopian native Gigi's "Guramayle" has the lush feel of a pop hit, while Sabah Habas Mustapha & the Jugala All Stars' "Di Nagara Duenguen" delivers an Indonesian groove reminiscent of the uncanny lilt of South African township jive and mbaqanga. Brasilian Geraldo Azevedo's "Quem é Multo Querido a Mim" is a riveting, rootsy tune, while the Mexican group Correo Aereo performs "Fiesta Llanera," a lyrical Venezuelan instrumental. The compelling new voice belongs to Haiti's Emeline Michel, simmering in the tropical buzz of "Moso Manman."—PVV

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