30 noviembre 2013

La canción de la semana #398

The Barcelonian band Calima was created in 2005 by Juanlu "El Canijo" Leprevost (a founding member of Ojos de Brujo). This week's song, Que me lleve, appears on Calima's brand new album, Lumbre.

15 noviembre 2013

09 noviembre 2013

La canción de la semana #395

Hispania & Japan: Dialogues is a project by Jordi Savall that commemorates arrival of Francis Xavier to Japan in 1549. It features Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya and Japanese musicians Masako Hirao, Hiroyuki Koinuma, Ichiro Seki and Yukio Tanaka. This week's song is Senhora del Mundo performed by the late Montserrat Figueras García (soprano) accompanied by Ken Zuckerman (sarod) and Prahbu Edouart (tabla).

Anonimo - Senhora del Mundo by Jordi Savall on Grooveshark

01 noviembre 2013

La canción de la semana #394

Què volen aquesta gent? (What do these people want?) was composed in 1968 by Mallorcan singer Maria del Mar Bonet to lyrics by Lluís Serrahima. The song, based on a real tragic event, was promptly banned by Franco regime and, perhaps in part thanks to that, became something of an anti-Franco anthem. This version was performed by Bonet and Companyia Elèctrica Dharma during Concert per la Llibertat on 29 June 2013.