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The Souljazz Orchestra

Each record that Ottawa's Souljazz Orchestra releases is met with near universal acclaim. The musically adventurous bunch releases a new album Friday and our music columnist Errol Nazareth says it's one of their best yet. "Resistance" is the name of the new album by The Souljazz Orchestra, and on it the group employs its usual mix of jazz, funk, Afrobeat and Latin rhythms. But - and here's what I like most about the collective - each record offers proof that they're not content to coast on their well-earned reputation as purveyors of inventive global dance music. A close listen to "Resistance" reveals some interesting new influences. One new sound on "Resistance" that the group has introduced me to is Coupé-Décalé. Pierre Chretien, who heads the Orchestra, told me that coupe-decale is an electronic dance music style that originated in the Ivory Coast and the Ivorian community of Paris about a dozen or so years ago. If you'd like to sample this sound, cue up the track called "Shock And Awe". Follow me @ErrolNazareth

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