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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.

La Camorra - 12 Postales
The Argentine group takes a step away from Piazzolla this time, with a set of their own compositions, that moves between the classic music of cámara, jazz and of course, the omnipresent tango.

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.

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.'

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.

Dancas Ocultas and Orchestra - Amplitude
The Portuguese accordion ensemble presents original works (and one traditional folk song) in unique arrangements, joined by Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras, with Carminho, Dead Combo and Rodrigo Leao.

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.

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.

Ensemble Tierra et al - Misa Criolla
Ricardo Cabrera, Ensemble Tierra and members of the Philharmonic String Octet Berlin present a Latin American interpretation of the Catholic mass

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.

Dulce Pontes - Momentos (Live, 2 CDs)
A live concert set on 2 CDs by one of Portugals great artists. Moments of intimacy, frantic moments, unexpected, islands of sound, forged by the singer and her accompanists, including George Dalaras, José Carreras, Stefanos Korkolis and Pedro Santos.

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.

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.

La Chicana - Lejos
This Argentine ensemble continues breaking the aesthetic barriers of the vocal tango in 17 songs that span Latin American roots and reframe the metaphysical and philosophical dimension of the tango. The voice of Dolores Solá, more and more seductive, and the compositions of the ingenious and poetic Acho Estol take a turn towards a darker and eclectic strength.

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.

Natas Mirkovic and Nenad Vasilic - Soulmotion
Unique interpretations of famous Yugoslavian pop/rock classics from '70s and '80s, featuring solo voice and double bass by Bosnian singer Natas Mirkovic´ and Serbian bassist Nenad Vasilic.

La Chicana - Cancion Llorada
This Argentine ensemble, a vanguard of the new 'new tango,' is a house favorite at cdRoots. Canción Llorada is part retrospective, part compilation. It includes unreleased tracks as well as songs fro their previous recordings. Even if you already have their wonderful Tango Agazapado, this one is a must-have.

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.

Aman Aman - Música i cants sefardís d'Orient i Occident
Mara Aranda and Efrén López of the well-received Spanish ensemble L'ham de Foc have brought together a number of musicians to explore Sephardic music under the name of Amán Amán. They maintain their forward vision on these tracks, as they traverse Sephardic turf in Greece, Turkey, the Balkans and Spain.

Dotschy Reinhardt - Pani Sindhu
Gypsy singer and songwriter and one of the many heirs to the Django legend. She is working in her music to bridge the gap between contemporary music and the heritage of the Roma (Gypsy) and Sinti people. She moves from jazz and cabaret music to Brazilian, Portuguese and traditional Indian music with ease. It's a unique take on the Gypsy tradition as it filters through a global culture.

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.

Al Andaluz Project - Al-Maraya
The Al Andaluz Project weds the main female voices fromEnsemble Estampie (Sigrid Hausen), Aman Aman and L'Ham de Foc (Mara Aranda), together with Iman Kandoussi (from Morocco) to a tapestry of lush acoustic instrumentation evocative of the Iberian Middle Ages. Al-Maraya is the Al Andaluz Project's second CD.

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)

Riccardo Tesi and Banditaliana - Maggio
From the RootsWorld review: 'Riccardo Tesi always escapes easy pigeon-holing. He is idiosyncratic without being abrasive, cutting edge without the hard edge. He is a gentle fusionist, bringing together new and old worlds so that's it's hard to know where one starts and the other ends. On Maggio, his latest with Bandtaliana, the sound is vintage Tesi: a refinement of traditional music that has the well-aged, heartfelt soul of folk music, but is as assuredly lovely as a classical wind quartet. Underneath the overall gentle spell that Tesi casts are shades and layers of sophistication.'

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.

Carmen Souza w. Theo Pascal - Creology
Carmen Souza is daughter of Cape Verdeans and one of Portugal's great singers. Her 8th album is a collaboration with Portuguese bassist, writer and arranger Theo Pascal. They have created a new set of songs using the Creole music from around the world, mixing their inherited traditional cultural elements with other modern ideas. Their inspiration on this album comes from ex-colonial Portuguese countries- Cape Verde, Mozambique, Angola, Brazil, Cuba and then on to New Orleans. It's a joyous celebration of mixing culture, music and tradition that is as old as the human race.

Carmen Souza - Kachupada
Based in Portugal, Souza is one of the leading new voices from the Cape Verdean tradition. nspired by favorite Cape Verdean dish “Kachupada,” which — with its wide variety of ingredients and spices, reflects the multiplicity of influences in Carmen Souza’s music. And the band is stellar: Theo Pas’cal: bass, percussions, guitars, backing vocals; Mauricio Zottarelli: drums; Jonathan Idiagbonya: upright piano; Nelson Oliveira: backing vocals, bongos. This, her fourth studio album, features a few traditional settings, some great originals, and new cover versions of the jazz standards “Donna Lee“ and “My Favourite Things.” It's bright and lively and highly recommended.

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.

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