Album released by Spanish guitarist Carlos Heredia as soloist. For many years he accompanied singing and dancing for many flamenco artists before recording this work with ten items of his own creation. Carlos is accompanied by Michael Kiaer (bass), Jason McGuire (drawer and guitar), vocals by Fermín Carmona and four members in chorus and clapping. Heredia is a guitarist who mixes classical and modern flamenco in line with current trends, giving power and emotion to his guitar.
Promotional album for the gypsy group Narvalo within a collection dedicated to universal ethnic music and flamenco here. 'Narvalo' is a gypsy band natural from the Camargue region of France. The name derives from the title of a book by Pierre Guy Greneuil -founder of the group, musician, songwriter and guitarist-. Narvalo's music thrives on Catalan and Andalusian flamenco music while making sounds and rhythms of ancient Hungarian melodies. Led by Jo Pucheu the group have shaped sound fuller and richer progressively adding to vocals and guitars of the gypsy duo formed by 'Negrita' and 'Boï' more vocal and instrumental components with rhythm sections, keyboards, flute and saxophone. The music on this CD sounds very close to Catalan rumba, which is nourished, and is true, rhythmic, lively and passionate. This CD was reissued again in 2005, under the revised title of 'A trip around the world. Spain. Gipsy flamenco ', this reissue becoming the name of the musical group 'The Gypsies'.
There's very little doubt that the Gipsy Kings are good at what they do–they've become the brand name in Sevillana, the pop-oriented flamenco style. Since 1989, when the single "Bamboleo" and their Gipsy Kings album broke through and went gold in the United States, they've found a willing audience in America for their style, which, while flashy, doesn't demand a great deal of the listener, unlike more hardcore versions of flamenco. This double set collects 38 of their biggest tracks, including a version of the Eagles' "Hotel California," into one package guaranteed to satisfy fans of their precise, jubilant playing. And there's no denying they have the power to move people with their singing and fretwork, making this a must for those who want to experience all the familiar material in one sitting. Like the band themselves, the record is an unqualified success as a greatest hits package.
Flamenco is no longer limited to cante, guitar and baile. Instrumental offers are making their way. And with them, encounters between genres and diverse musical trends. Camerata Flamenco Project joins this fourth way with ‘Entre corrientes’, an album on which three instruments meet — piano, cello and flute; as well as three genres — flamenco, classical and jazz. Pablo Suárez, José Luis López and Ramiro Obedman are the soul of this group which, although it has started off as a trio, has the flexibility to “end up becoming a symphony orchestra”. But for the time being, on stages the project is growing with double bass, percussion, Antonio Campos’ cante and Concha Jareño’s baile.
Instrumental Quartet open to the sounds of the world. The Camerata Flamenco Project comes from the friendship and communication during the many years of work of their members touring around the world with big dance companies, orchestras and, above all, composing and performing for the theatre, where the project took shape naturally as chamber music …until it took a life of its own with certain features that make it not only absolutely original, but also so intense in its live appearances that it's very difficult to match.
Directed by legendary Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura, FLAMENCO, FLAMENCO is an evolutionary musical journey through the light, song and dance of a dynamic and alive art form…