Je dis oui!

Format: CD
Release Date: 11/18/2016
Label: Heinz Records
Style(s): Vocal, Swing
Availability: Backorder

A rollicking around-the-world adventure, Pink Martini’s ninth studio album Je dis oui! features a cavalcade of songs – many of them original – in French, Farsi, Armenian, Portuguese, Arabic, Turkish, Xhosa and English, and affirms the band’s 22-year history of global inclusivity and collaborative spirit. Je dis oui! – which means “I say yes” in French – is the optimistic mantra of the chorus of “Joli garçon” (“Pretty Boy”), one of three songs co-written by the band for the upcoming film Souvenir, starring the legendary French actress Isabelle Huppert. In addition to songs sung by lead singers China Forbes and Storm Large, Je dis oui! includes guest vocalists NPR’s Ari Shapiro (who sings a new Arabic version of “La Soledad” from the band’s first album) and Rufus Wainwright, who sings a stunning version of the Rodgers & Hart classic “Blue Moon.”  The album also marks the singing debut of two long-time friends of the band: fashion guru Ikram Goldman and civil rights activist Kathleen Saadat.

1. Joli Garçon
Length: 03:16
2. The Butterfly Song
Length: 02:46
3. Kaj Kolah Khan
Length: 03:09
4. Ov Sirun Sirun
Length: 03:00
5. Love for Sale
Length: 04:01
6. Solidão
Length: 02:30
7. Al Bint Al Shalabiya
Length: 03:14
8. Souvenir
Length: 02:42
9. Askim Bahardi
Length: 03:10
10. Finnisma Di
Length: 05:39
11. Segundo
Length: 04:08
12. Blue Moon
Length: 04:55
13. Fini la Musique
Length: 02:44
14. Pata Pata
Length: 03:56
15. Serenade
Length: 01:59
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 51:09
UPC: 889853689521