11 agosto 2017

La canción de la semana #591

...is Flores by the Cuban singer-songwriter Danay Suárez. Her new album, Palabras Manuales, is out now.

05 agosto 2017

La canción de la semana #590

...is Afiches by La Lunfardita, the band from Madrid who fuse Argentine tango with gypsy swing.

La Lunfardita are:

  • Carol Dubois, vocals
  • Simon Gumbo, guitar
  • Jesús Peñaranda, accordeon
  • Alejandro (Pollo) Ollero, double bass

30 julio 2017

La canción de la semana #589

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album, El Poder de Machín, Amparanoia released El Coro De Mi Gente — sort of "The Best of Amparanoia", every song featuring a guest artist. And, man, what artists! From Aterciopelados to Chambao to Manu Chao to Marina Abad to Sargento Garcia — not to mention the title track featuring Macaco!

22 julio 2017

La canción de la semana #588

...is Señorita performed by Chick Corea and Béla Fleck. On Monday, 17 July 2017, I was lucky to see and hear this fantastic duo performing live in Jardines de Viveros, Valencia.

02 julio 2017

La canción de la semana #585

Continuing with jazz: this week's song is Diga Diga Doo by the wonderful Valencian Le Dancing Pepa Swing Band. I was lucky to see their performance two weeks ago at the Mar i Jazz festival.

25 junio 2017

La canción de la semana #584

Yesterday I went to see Gran Canaria Big Band playing in the gardens of Palau de la Música de València. Now on their 20th anniversary tour, GCBB were presenting Jazzethnic, the program based on fusion of modern jazz and Canarian folklore. OK, perhaps that doesn't sound terribly exciting but believe me, it was a magical night that any jazz lover (even of the Canarian folklore-hating variety) would enjoy. A lot. I also learned, much to my surprise, that GCBB has its roots in Valencia.

This week's song is Chipude by José Antonio Ramos as interpreted by GCBB, with invited timplista Germán López.