26 febrero 2011

La canción de la semana #255

...is Tangá by Afro-Cuban All Stars. The band will be touring the USA in March/April.

08 febrero 2011

Flamenco Festival London 2011

...starts tonight at Sadler's Wells. The line-up includes Estrella Morente, Miguel Poveda, Aída Gómez, Rocío Molina, Tomatito, José Maya and Eva Yerbabuena.

06 febrero 2011

La canción de la semana #252

...is Mi último llanto, from El Duque de La Bachata album by Joan Soriano. To quote the Songlines' Top of the World review:

Dukes rarely make good dance music. Think of the Duque de Edimburgo, or the Duque de Westminster: both rubbish with a bongo. The Duque de la Bachata, on the other hand, saves the honour of the ducal species with this terrific collection of the Dominican Republic's second-line rhythm, bachata, remaining the authentic staple of the poor suburbs of Santo Domingo despite its recent exaltation to international pop prominence.