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Contradanza - Mar de Fondo
The first recording by the Sevillian ensemble seeks to create new folk from Andalusia, balancing their new outlook with respectful approaches to the popular song book and the creative impulse.

Manuel Luna y Brena la Musica - Papeleria Rocio (objetos de escritorio)
Roc and iacute;o's Stationary Shop (writing materials) is sort of a reissue of Luna's Los galles de Londres, with re-mixed and remastered tracks from the original LP recording, plus many newly recorded versions of other songs made in 2004. Luna explores his childhood memories and does some musical experimentation on the traditions of Cantabria in Spain with an acoustic ensemble of gaita, panderadulzaina, hurdy-gurdy, fiddle, percussion, bass, accordion and more, as well as an imaginative, light touch with electronics and recorded effects.

Oreka TX - Quercus Endorphina
The txalparta (a wooden-plank balafon) is a Basque tradition that dates back centuries. Here two young players and a an international cast of musicians recreate and expand the tradition. Produced by Kepa Junkera

Yayo Caceres - Exteriors
Argentine composer, accordionist and guitarist really challenges your preconceptions about chamame, tango and other folkloric traditions with a recording that is part roots, part avant art music and always surprising.

Natasa Mirkovic-De Ro and Matthias Loibner - Ajvar & Sterz
Nataša Mirkovi?-DeRo is a folk, rock, jazz, opera singer and ethnomusicologist from Sarajevo, Bosnia; Matthias Loibner is a truly innovative hurdy gurdy player from Austria, founded of the band Deishovida and has worked with Ross Daly. They interpret old songs and instrumental pieces from the Balkans - wedding music, dances, ballads, romances, drinking songs, children’s songs and lullabies - and give them exciting, new life but with respect for traditional roots. The duo received an Austrian World Music award in 2005.

Various Spanish Artists - Cantes Del Pueblo
Musica tradicional española' presents recordings made all over Spain in the 1970s that document the country's folk music in the pre-folk-revival period.

Rao Trio - sin titulo
his Spanish trio of drums, bass and zanfona (hurdy gurdy) pushes the outside of the envelope with their thoroughly modern approach to folk music

Michio - Zambúllete
The true globalista: a guitarist born in Germany of Japanese ancestry presents bulerías, tangos and soleás (with vocals on some songs by Alicia Carrasco). The pedigree is surprising, the music is wonderful.

Eliseo Parra - Viva quien sabe querer
Long Live He Who Knows How to Love by Spain's Eliseo Parra, is a sterling example of both successful contemporary presentation of traditional themes and the masterful use of diverse recording techniques.' - RootsWorld

Javier Ruibal - las dramas primero
Javier Ruibal is surely one of Cadiz' greatest hidden treasures. A singer and guitarist of immense talent and diversity, a man of warmth and charm with a mischievous twinkle in his eye, Ruibal's sound is one which gorges itself on cultures and traditions, sampling and tasting and spinning a web that is entirely contemporary and idiosyncratic.' - RootsWorld

Luis Delgado - Al Andalus
This recording is the original sound track of the documentary one made in the occasion of the exhibition “the Islamic Arts in Spain” at the Metropolitan Museum of New York and the Patronage of the Alhambra of Granada in 1992. An evocacion of the rich andalusian musical culture.

Orkestina - Positivity
This is the 4th release by these musicians from Bulgaria, Spain, Ireland and the UK. More sacred and profane music from the Gypsy and Jewish communities of Romania, Bulgaria and Poland is played by a raucous band of accordions, violins and bass, Bulgarian gadulkas, clarinets and percussion.

Fermin Muguruza - Brigadistak Sound System
From The Basque Country to Havana, Caracas, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Rom, Barcelona and Back Euskera, the language of the Basque people, is unique in Europe and so is Fermin Muguruza. A traveller in the name of culture, politics and global resistance he voyaged across the seas to record this album with the International Sound Brigades incl. Manu Chao, Desorden Público, Todos Tus Muertos and many more.

Al Andaluz Project - Abuab Al Andalus: Live In Munchen 2011
On their first live CD+DVD, the Al Andaluz Project embarks on a journey through Islamic, Sephardic, and Christian folk songs. Artists include Michael Popp: ud, saz, dilruba, fidel, tar; Sigi Hausen: vocals/ Iman Kandoussi: vocals; Ernst Schwindl: hurdy gurdy; and more. (DVD is PAL, 16:9 (Widescreen), Color, German w/ English Subtitles. Will play on most computers and newer DVD players)

Miquel Gil with Savinna Yannatou - En Concert (CD and DVD)
An epic event: the meeting of two great European singers, and backed by an incredible ensemble made of Primavera en Salonico and Orqestra Arabe de Barcelona. CD and DVD (PAL format, playable on computers and most DVD players). Highly recommended.

El Sevillano - Grabaciones Discos Pizarra: Ano 1930-40
Antonio Perez Guererro (El Sevillano) was a football player and one of Spain's noted singers of bulerias and fandangos, eventually singing with the 'Opera Flamenco' as well as with other noted performers fo the time including Caracol and La Nina de los Peines. These recordings from the 30s and 40s have been nicely remastered for this new series from Discmedi, Spain and all tracks feature Niño Ricardo on the guitar.

Lomax Recordings - Spain: Extremadura
From this home of balladry come sung tales of brave muleteers, kingly incest, and monks sneaking over convent walls; and the sounds of the pipe and tabor, women's strong voices over tambourines, and a shepherd's lone chant in his straw hut under the October moonlight.

Os Diplomaticos - Komunikando
'Os Diplomaticos have been going since 1989, getting mixed up quite early on with Mano Negra and subsequently Manu Chao. Put them in a bracket that runs from those names to Madness - accordeons, brass, punky ska rhythms, catchy upbeat rootsy songs... guest appearances from Susana Seivane's gaitas, Uxia's vocals, African female vocal group Batuko Tabanka, members of Berrogüetto and many more...' - fRoots

Jabier Muguruza - Enegarren postala
This pop recording from Basque Spain sits on the border between folk-ballad and schmaltz, I know, but this is just such a great voice that I am willing to forgive the sometimes overly-lush production just a bit. Muguruza has been described as 'a cantautor of infinite gentleness' by El Periódico. El País de las Tentaciones says he has a tenuous voice that modulates with subtlety and the lyrics fly with the fine irony of the mundane. And El Pais says 'it is an ironic, subtle and intensely poetic vision.'

Betagarri - Basque Fire
Basque ensemble performs an energetic, regional version of ska, punk, rock.

Laja eta Mikel - Eguzki begi
Triki accordionist Iñaki Garmendia 'Laja' and panderista Mikel Alustiza in their 2002 release of Basque folk music

Pantxoa eta Peio - Lurra eta maitasuna
Two great Basque singers, Peio Ospital and Pantxoa Carrere, sing of the opposing emotions of being Basque: the desire to be a peacemaker at home in his land and the struggle to be recognized as a people.

Various artists - Arran: cultura de resistencia 2 (2CD set)
A 2 CD set with 41 tracks by a wild assortment of Spanish bands and artists. Rock en espanol by Banda Bassotti Fermin Muguruza - Pirat's Sound Sistema - Gadegang - Net Flanders - Malos Vicios - Skarnio - - La Caixa Fosca and more.

Bidaia - Duo
Basque composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Mixel Ducau and Californian singer-songwriter and hurdy-gurdy player Caroline Phillips come back for their second recording as Bidaia, now a duo, with a repertoire that includes original compositions and traditional Basque songs. The Basque alboka and ttun-ttun are combined with acoustic guitar, hurdy-gurdy and bamboo clarinet to offer a strong second look at their original approach to the tradition.

Maria Salgado - Abrecaminos
María Salgado returns to her Castillian roots, mixing them with Eastern and Sephardic elements and new compositions in a splendid work of delicate turns and elegant musical arrangements, embossed with the peacefulness of Bierzo.

Various Spanish Artists - Rough Guide to the Music of Spain
Includes tracks by Javier Ruibal, Companyía Elèctrica Dharma, Luís Delgado, María Del Mar Bonet, Diego Carrasco, Ronda Segoviana and José Antonio Ramos with Pancho Amat.

El Curi - El caballero de Habana
The romance between Cuba and Spanish singer Antonio Curiel (El Curi) remains untouched - ever in love with the island, El Curi naturally turned himself into El Caballero de La Habana expressing all his troubles with the city of his passion. El Curi recorded the entire CD in Cuba with Cuban musicians. This CD is a love song with a sweet Habanera rhythm. 'El Curi's is the wry, knowing gaze of an aging anti-imperialist hipster, wounded romantic and Santería convert, reflecting upon desperate love and the inexorable contradictions of daily life in his beloved Havana. El Curi is at home with the island and its music, and (unlike many come-lately musical tourists) has the good sense to allow his collaborators to do what they do best as he tells his own story.' - RootsWorld

Korrontzi - Korrontzi
Modern basque folk music. Accordion, mandolin, acoustic guitar, bass, alboka, txistu, drums and percussions) and guests include Aritza Bergara-Iker Diez (txalaparta). The CD also contains a short film by Inaz Fernández and Carlos Juárez, about the lives of the old accordion players (trikitilari).

L'ham de Foc - Cor de Porc
The third recording by this Spanish band finds them deeply immersed in the music of Greece, the Balkans and the Adriatic.

Geromo Amador y Hector Romero Ensamble - Al Gitano por Flamenco
Tributo del flamenco a Sandro

Eccentric Sound System - Concierto en Directo: Etnosur, Encuentro de Culturas
PAL format DVD - 90 minutes of concert performances plus 40 minutes of extras. In Spanish

Jaber Muguruza and L.I.P.A - Liverpool - Gernika

Manuel Luna y La Cuadrilla Maquisera - Romper El Baile
Cantabrian singer and folk arranger.. click and listen!

various Basque melodeons - Triki 1: Diatonic Dynamite
The names you know: Kepa Junkera, Tapia and Leturia, Zabaleta and Gozategi, plus more triki duos you haven't heard of yet.

Tapia eta Leturia - Ero
Tapia and Leturia are among the best known bands from the region. They are highly repesected as great traditional players, but when they perform as "The Band" they present a contemporary pop sound that still incorporates their Basque roots into a highly modern style.

Oskorri and the Pub Ibiltaria - the Pub Ibiltaria 7
The 2003 production of this well-loved sing-along series of Basque music

Etxahun - Etxahun: 1907-1979
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Maurizia, Leon and Basilio - Alboka eta Trikitixa
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Mad Sensi - Power Plant
A new double CD project by members of the Spanish reggae-band Canaman.

various - Discopolis 5000
Another unique collection of tracks and collaborations made for Spain's Radio 3 includes Spanish performers Niña Pastori, Ana Belén and amp; Víctor Manuel, Celtas Cortos, Xosé Manuel Budiño, Rosana, Radio Tarifa, Os Diplomáticos, Enrique Morente, Pedro Iturralde, Uxía, Berrogüetto, Kepa Junquera, Cañamán and a long list of others in collaboration with who collaborate with artists and authors from other latitudes including Hijas del Sol (Equatorial Guinea), Djavan Gasparian (Armenia), Marcia Grifiths (Jamaica), Batuko Tabanka, Bela Fleck (US), Jacky Molard (Brittany) and Julio Pereira (Portugal).

Agujetas - el rey del cante gitano
The real deal: flamenco without the fluff by the brusque voice of Manuel Agujetas and the impeccable giutar of Curro de Jerez in a a pure flamenco session in the Cava del Agujetas of the La Soleá tavern. There they performed in classic improvisational style the fandangos, seguiriyas and bulerías that are the soul of Jerez.

Vicente Soto - eStar Alegre
The Spanish singer performs his own interpretations of alegrías, bulerías and tangos, what he calls 'the most extroverted side of flamenco.'

Dúmbala Canalla - M´enfango
A wild and rambuctious band, this Barcelona-based band combines the traditional music of the Balkans with traditional Catalan music, swing and klezmer, the music of the Eastern European Ashkenazi Jews. The present a raucous festival music full of rich, often circus-like melodies.

Miquel Gil - Organic
After his long career as a musician in legendary bands like Al Tall or Terminal Sur, the Valencian singer Miquel Gil has released his second solo album, combining Mediterranean music with ethnic rock and other contemporary twists. This is powerful vocal work from Spain.

Martin, Taylor, Carthy and Simpson - Martins4
Four guitarists- Juan Martin (flamenco) and Martin Taylor (jazz) plus scions of the Brit folk scene Martin Carthy and Martin Simpson - recorded live together at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow.

Pablo Guerrero - Suenos Sencillos
Guerrero's thirteenth Spanish release. Some listeners may recognize his inimitable, understated baritone from A Maria Teresa Vera (Intuition, 1999), the superb tribute to the grand Cuban singer-songwriter. The accompaniment is sparse (acoustic guitar, bass and backing female voices), putting his pensive lyricism up front, a masterful illustration of the artistic virtues of less-is-more. Guerrero is a musician who has made a conscious choice to live at the margins of a music industry whose modus operandi is to homogenize everything in its grasp. Spanish speakers will appreciate the inclusion of the original lyrics. They emanate from the soul of a poet deeply concerned with the relations of power that deform community life on the planet. Guerrero's unassuming philosophical reflections upon mundane experience acknowledge the precious, fleeting character of human existence, the delight to be taken in everyday social relations, and the healing powers of love and a famously unfettered imagination. In the Spanish do

La Bruja Gata - Baile de libelulas
The Dragonfly Dance this band does moves carefully through a compositional bent a la Maria Kalaniemi (who accordionist Javier Palancar can compete with on every level of expertise!), the spirited energy of Kepa Junkera, touches of eastern European darkness and an overarching sense of sheer ebullience. The accordion dominates in this unique Spanish band, driven by percussion, bass and mandola, colored by zanfona, flutes, dulzaina, violin, clarinet and bass clarinet.

La Musgana - Temas Profanos
Spain's La Musgaña plays traditional music of Central Spain, where Moroccans and Celts, Europeans and Africans have all left their mark, on traditional instruments including gaita (bagpipes), wooden flutes and hurdy-gurdy, and more contemporary instruments like fiddle, guitar, accordion. Dance tunes and love songs, ritual music and village celebrations, lullabies all find their way into the repetoire of this important ensemble. Based in Madrid and together for twenty years, La Musgaña ("the water rat") still features original members Jaime Muñoz and Carlos Beceiro, with newer members Jorge Arribas on accordion and Diego Galáz on violin.

various - Rodasons
Celebrating 10 years of folk music on Catalonia Regional Television (Spain), with songs from Miquel Gil, Maria del Mar Bonet, Jaume Arnella, Uc, Al Tall, Al Mayurqa, Traginada, Primera Nota, Casellas Sextet Folk, Grup De Folk, David Cervera, El Pont D'arcalís, Pau I Jordi, Pascal Comelade and Gerard Jacquet, Càlic, Quico Elcelio, El Noi I El Mut De Ferreries, Urbàlia Rurana and Maurizio Martinotti, Música Nostra, Les Violines

various flamenco - Cante Minero y de Levante
Miner's songs, traditional flamenco singing from the mines of Levant, Spain includes old fandangos, malagueñas, rondeñas, javeras, verdiales, cartageneras, tarantas, mineras, fandango minero, levantica and murciana.

Miguel Gil - Eixos
Miquel Gil goes on researching new textures, colors and ways to sing the lyrics written by young poets in Catalan language. This trip includes texts by Enric Casasses, Manel Rodríguez Castelló, Feliu Ventura. Guest musicians include Manel Camp, Joan Garriga, David Pastor, Borja Penalba..., and of course Gil's regular band.

Oskorri - The Pub Ibiltaria 10
Continuing its musical adventure, Oskorri presents the live recording of the concert given at Pío Baroja square of Bilbao on 21 December 2005. This is the tenth album that the band dedicates to Basque popular music. As in previous releases, the work includes the lyrics and scores of each song

Oskorri and the Pub Ibiltaria - Pub Ibiltaria 6

Koldo eta Arantxa - Zuretzat
Brother and sister Koldo and Arantxa Iparragirre (Born in Beasain, in 1975 and 1974, respectively) offer their second album of folk-pop from the Basque tradition, "with sober arrangements and an impetuous development, where the meticulousness of the performance enhances the value and the natural quality of the 13 compositions presented. The record is a transparent result of the pair's ambition to create honest and appealing popular music" says the press release.

Brigada Bravo and Díaz - Músicas Populares de la Guerra Civil
Antonio Bravo (guitars and live looping) and Germán Díaz (zanfona, caja de música): Music, like all art, is not a question of numbers or tools, but of talent. If one is a virtuoso of the instrument - and Bravo and Diaz certainly are, it is a great start, but only a start. More than virtuosity is the capacity to transmit emotion, to evoke feelings with notes. To use traditional melodies to elaborate on sophisticated variations, perceive pathways between the cult and the popular. Bravo and Diaz have chosen a popular Song Book of the Spanish Civil War to use as a departure point to a more modern work. In jazz, that "classical" music of XX Century, they have recreated melodic schemes of a once mythical time to make sounds both unexpected and new.

Faustino Santalices - Gravacions Historicas De Zanfona 1929-1949
Zanfona and bagpipe player Antón Seoane (of the Galician ensemble Milladoiro) put together this collection of historical recordings of the zanfona (hurdy gurdy). The album embraces all the work of Faustino Santalices and what he recorded from 1929 to 1949 including and two compositions that were only recently discovered.

Taller de Compás de Almanjáyar - Cale Calé
A marvelous group of seasoned experts and young, energetic newcomers have formed a beautiful ensemble of hard edged, dynamic, voice-and-percussion-driven flamenco.

La Musgana - Lubican
The original release of this classic Spanish recording

La Musgana - En Concierto
Live recording from the seminal Spanish folk ensemble La Musgaña

Zezo y Vanessa - Turbilhao
Turbilhâo is the first (2005) recording by the duo of guitarist Zezo Ribeiro and the rich voice of Vanessa Boraghian, accompanied by Juan Jamie Leite on upright bass and occasioal contributions from the great Brazilian accordionist Oswaldinho. The feel is breezy and romantic, a mix of north-eastern Spain, a bit of flamenco, and many classic Brazilian elements, sometimes 'in the tradition' and other times in a more contemporary jazz approach.

Tazajo Tamboo - Suena mi Tamboo
Carlos Tález and Nestor Guitiérrez, founding members of venezuelan ensemble Huracán de Fuego present the Afro-Venezuelan drum on their first new duo project. Afro-Venezuelan percussion mixed with guitar,bass and piano, are focus on new forms without forgetting its roots. The deep voice of Carlos Tález and powerful percussion of Nestor Gutierrez lead the band through traditional sounds, melodic songs, drum fantazias and a little calypso, reggaeton and cumbia to keep things spicy.

Miquel Gil - Katà
On Kata this Valencian singer discovers the geological layers of Levante, Andalucía, Mallorca and Catalunya, travelling over these countries and the Spanish Mediterranean seaside to create a unique and personal sound. Rough of voice, but elegant in execution, this recording is one of the more important to come from Spain in 2004.

Al Andaluz Project - Deus et diabolus
The Spanish/Sephardic musicians of L'ham de Foc join Estampie, a German group known for its dedication to medieval music, in a recording made at the Dominican monastery of La Cartuja de Cazalla, near Sevilla and explore medieval Sephardic, Arabic, and Christian traditions.

Banda Crebinsky - Crabinsky (CD and DVD)
The Crebinsky Band is defined as a "small folk orchestra emerged from an imaginary universe." The Crebinsky Band is a group of musicians from folk, jazz, rock and experimental or classical music. Thus, these musicians compose a diverse melting pot of sounds, garnished with lyrics in Galician, Russian, Castilian, French and Italian. The group consists of eight players led by the composer Pablo Perez and the vocalist from Belarus, Vadim Yukhnevich. Their music is also featured on the DVD of a Galician film called Crebinsky.

Talabarte - Talabarte
A new band that is focused on the contemporary folk and acoustic music. The project brings together three veterans of the Galician musical scene: Quim Farinha (Berrogüetto) on the violin, diatonic accordion by Pedro Pascual (Marful) and the double bass by Kin García (Susana Seivane). This is their first album together, a work that is fresh in execution, flawless in voice, full of nuances and imaginative arrangements.

Asturiana Mining Company - Patrimoniu
Asturian contemporary folk group includes the gaitiero (bagpiper) Alberto Varillas

Mercedes Peon - SOS
…---… SÓS is the stunning 2011 release by the Galician singer and composer. Stridently contemporary, deeply rooted but unfettered, Peon has crafted one of the best new looks at galician music in a very long time.

Ojos de Brujo - Touring Bari (Girando Barí)
The hot Spanish band captured on video during their Bari tour of 2005, recorded during concerts in Barcelona, New York, Philadelphia, Bogotá and Cuba. Apart from the 90 minute concert, the DVD it also includes a documentary about the band, four music videos, the requisite 'the making of' footage and an interview. It also contains a poster of the band. NTSC video, all regions. Language: Spanish; Subtitles: Spanish, Catalan, English and French. Audio Dolby Digital

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