What the Media Say About
"...the nation's foremost authority on
pre-Colombian and Latin music and a leading composer and performer in these
Charles Perlee, Sun Telegram, San Bernardino, California
"...the result is rhythmic, percussive, somewhat
abstract sound that is both hypnotic and often quite pleasing."
San Francisco Examiner
Waldo is emerging as one of the great talents of the Americas."
Octavio Costa, La Opinion, Los Angeles, California
"Historical research and vivid imagination
combined with dedication to detail...make both recordings a fascinating journey
into pre-Colombian musical lore."
"Her cause is saving California's music."
Carol Weissert, The Press, Riverside, California
"She was the first to record rare pre-Colombian
instruments and to recreate the long-forgotten music of indigenous peoples.
From the study of the melodies and airs, [Elisabeth Waldo] combines ancient
instruments and scales with modern ideas. The result is awesome and
Dada'quariums Exotica's Newsletter
"One tends to regard Elisabeth Waldo as a sort
of modern-day Pied Piper, leading archaeologists, anthropologists,
enthomusicologists, and people everywhere back to the mysterious rhythms of the
Phyllis Dodge Nikkel, Christian Science Monitor
"...we owe much to Elisabeth Waldo for her
prodigious research into the Aboriginal southwest. Not only is the attractive
Ms. Waldo a lecturer and authority on this special subject, but a highly gifted
one as well."
California Jewish Voice
"On behalf of everybody at NBC, I want to again
thank you and your troupe for a fabulous night of entertainment. Let's hope we
can do it again sometime."
Michael O'Hara, Director-Media Relations, NBC, Burbank, California
"Devotees of the weird and the wonderful are
certain to find "Rites of the Pagan" right up their alley...a
remarkable sonic experience...and put together with love."
Arizona Daily Star
"Elisabeth Waldo has the ability to capture the
spirit of Chinese music and reinterpret it in a way that is quite
understandable to the Westerner...In her performances, her warm personality and
her personal beauty place the music in a really pleasing package. As a Chinese
who has long lived overseas, I am amazed at how successful Elisabeth is in
introducing the East to the West...her uncanny ability...cultivated through
long, earlier study of indigenous music..."
Lilia Huiying Li, Overseas Chinese Writer
"Waldo's music from antiquity continues to forge
cultural links between East and West."
Joe Sack, Orchestra World, London