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David Byrne: Rei Momo (Sire-WEA)

Len Brown, New Musical Express, 28 October 1989

PURISTS AND cultural segregationists must be reaching for the suicide pills. There's Acid Bhangra, African House, Japanese ska, Brazillian Hip-hop, Yemenite disco, Turkish rap, Kate Bush tampering with Bulgars, gospel mbira, Ukrainian Tetleys, Puffin Rock, Guatemalan glam, Marc Almond...Can this at last be the arrival of the heaven-on-earth 'Melting Pot' which Blue Mink once prophesied?

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