We gave it an A-
At one time, world music provided multifaceted fusions of sounds from around the globe. Now, the most prominent purveyors are pop hitmakers like Ricky Martin and Baha Men. On their fourth disc, It’s All in Your Mind, New York City’s multiethnic Groove Collective remind us that some ensembles leave the dogs in while letting delicate, artful music out.
From a tribute to Nigerian Afrobeat founder Fela Kuti (”Ransome”) to Latin jazz (”Stargazer”) to acid hip hop (”In Your Mind”), this collective speaks the international language of ”groove.”