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October 04, 1998
Jazzy Celtic melodies by Celtic music
veteran Donnal Lunny
Very cool Uileann Pipes and Whistles by John McSherry
A dramatic and lovely version of Siúla Rúin with vocals by
Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill with Triona Ní Dhomhnaill
Sunita is an innovative harpist who brings her clarsach (Scottish harp) to the forefront as a lead instrument in Northern Gael.
Besides her CD's and performance schedule Sunita is a Harp teacher in St. Paul MN . And the author of books on harp arrangements that are used by harpists worldwide.
A personal Thanks to Sunita for presenting this copy of "Crossing the Shannon" to me at her booth in the International Bazaar at the Minnesota State Fair.
Garras Dos Sentidos
Dança De Mágoas (Fado Carriche)
Fado Do Retorno II
Mísia is the new voice of fado, a form of music imbued with poetic mystery that came into being midway throught the nineteenth century and took root in the working class quarters of Lisbon. Fado is akin to the tango, to the blues and to the rebetiko.
vocal music from Sao Nicolau, Cape Verdes
A blend of Cuban & African traditions
Introducing Rubén Gonzáles
Tumbao (son montuno/tumbao) -Rubén Gonzáles
World Circuit/Nonesuch Records
The 79 year old pianist Rubén Gonzáles is regarded by his fellow musicians as one of Cuba's national treasures. Ruben is the last survivor of a trio of pianists who helped create the modern Cuban piano sound. He passed up the chance of a career as a doctor to be a musician and joined the conjunto (dance ensemble) of the ledgendary blind tres player, Arsenio Rodriguez in the early 1940's. It was a time when the African-influenced mambo.
Rubén Gonzáles has spent his life playing alongside Cuba's greatest musicians and has waited more than half a century to make this album.
This album was recorded in just two days;
live in Havanna with no overdubs.
is a recent composition by 89 year old giant of Cuban Music Francisco Repilado
a.k.a. Compay Segundo, a nickname acquired when he formed the legendary
Duo Los Compadres; Compay is slang for Compadre (friend) and Segundo refers
to his trademark, bass harmony, second bass. Compay's career began in Santiago
with the first great flowering of the Cuban son during the 1920's.
Pablo Nuevo is typical of the urban piano style he developed in the early 1940's, with an introduction in danzon rhythm followed by a mambo section with solos from piano, trumpet and bass.
Modified: 04 October 1998; MRT
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