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Temas Profanos
     

Temas Profanos

by La Musgaña
 
The trio La Musgaña, based in Madrid and specializing in the folk music of Central Spain, have been playing together for 20 years -- and although they've released six albums over the course of their career, this is their first release in a decade. It finds the group continuing to explore the surprisingly varied melodic and lyrical

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The trio La Musgaña, based in Madrid and specializing in the folk music of Central Spain, have been playing together for 20 years -- and although they've released six albums over the course of their career, this is their first release in a decade. It finds the group continuing to explore the surprisingly varied melodic and lyrical traditions of its home region, traditions informed by influences as diverse as North Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and the Celtic lands. Sometimes you hear those influences sequentially: on "La Rueda del Tiempo" a vinegary clarinet evokes the modal melodies of klezmer music, and is then displaced by multi-tracked flutes; on "Aguasvertientes" a hurdy-gurdy creates a distinctly medieval flavor, and then that track is followed by an Irish-sounding jig. But sometimes you hear the various musical elements layered on top of each other, such as on "Aires de Burgos" (a slow air that sounds like a blend of Spanish and Celtic influences) or "Danza del Rey Nabucodonosor" (where the hurdy-gurdy and clarinet dance around each other in counterpoint). All in all, this is a fascinating and thoroughly delightful exploration of Spain's diverse musical traditions.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/13/2007
Label:
Mad River Records
UPC:
0856843001052
catalogNumber:
1005
Rank:
266678

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Performance Credits

Musgaña   Primary Artist
Enrique Almendros   Bagpipes,Tabor,Group Member
Carlos Beceiro   Bouzouki,Electric Bass,Hurdy-Gurdy,Cittern,Group Member
Pablo Martin   talking drum,Sabar,Bendir,Marimbula
Sebastián Rubio   Taragat,Cajon,Caja
Diego Galaz   Violin
Maite Dono   Vocals
Carmen Paris   Vocals
Enrique Alemendros   Bagpipes
Jaime Munoz   Accordion
Celia Bergara   Vocals
David Mayoral   Darbouka
Joaquin Diaz   Vocals

Technical Credits

Luis Lozano   Contributor
Enrique Almendros   Arranger,Graphic Design,Illustrations,Text
Carlos Beceiro   Arranger
Pablo Martin   Collaboration
Sebastián Rubio   Collaboration
Traditional   Composer
Diego Galaz   Collaboration
Maite Dono   Collaboration
Carmen Paris   Collaboration
David Mayoral   Collaboration
Joaquin Diaz   Collaboration

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