Greater Latin America    Alphafemes    World Music at Global Rhythm - The Destination for World Music


Greater Latin America    Alphafemes    World Music at Global Rhythm - The Destination for World Music
IRIS

Search

WORLD MUSIC NEWS
WorldMusicFeatures
WORLD MUSIC Profiles
  Artist Features
  World Music Legends
  Reggae Legends
  African Legends
Live Music Events
  World Music Concerts
  World Music Festivals
  World Music Clubs
Global Lifestile
  Travel
  Food
  Film
reviews
  Books
  DVD
  Live Music
WorldMusicFeatures
WORLD MUSIC CD ReVIEW
  Africa
  Asia & Far East
  Australia & Oceania
  Celtic & Irish
  Electronica
  Europe
  Greater Latin America
  Jazz
  Middle East & North Africa
  New Age & Avant Garde
  North American
  Reggae & Caribbean
  South Asia
  World Fusion
WORLD MUSIC links
back issues
 

Deutsch
Franais
Espa ol
Italiano
Portuguese
Japanese
Chinese





World Music CD Reviews Greater Latin America

Print Page
E-mail to Friend E-mail to Editor
Alphafemes
First Sight
Hard Kandy

By Marty Lipp

Published January 24, 2008

These two 17-year-olds from New Jersey were born in Latin America, but their debut album is straight-ahead rock with little flavor of their native lands. Florencia Bourdin (born in Uruguay) and Diana Dulanto (born in Peru) moved to the U.S.when they were pre-teens, and explored music and art as way to define themselves amidst the language and customs of a new country. They found each other during their freshman year at Kearny and joined forces to try to make their mark in popular music. The duo write songs of the big dramatic variety—as opposed to the pedal-to-the-metal school of rock—with lead singer and guitarist Bourdin holding forth with a nice smoky alto that sounds beyond her years. While the album is surprisingly mature for two young women who aren’t old enough to buy beer or vote, ultimately it’s a mixed bag, with some of the songs falling short despite Boudin’s tasty vocals—more promise than promise delivered.

RSS Feeds

ADVERTISING LINKS

Roland
Fes Festival
Lawson Sideblock
Globe Trekker 120 150
emusicsideblock

GoNomad
sonicbids

Contact us | Press Room | Contests | About Global Rhythm magazine | Advertise / Media Kit
Privacy Statement | Terms of Use
| Global Rhythm Contributors | Link to Us | Back Issues

Copyright © 2008 Zenbu Media. All rights reserved.

Powered by Ecomsolutions.net