La Mar Enfortuna – “Convivencia” – [Tzadik]
Strangely enough, this band hails from Brooklyn, New York. Perhaps not so strange, although the enchanting music on this CD is either traditional or composed in honor of the ???peasants without land??? who were forced to leave Andalusia after its conquest and the inquisition (read liner notes). The guitar, oud, bass, bells, piano, dumbek, clarinets, baritone sax, drums, and omnichord, along with the female and male vocals, all conspire to give this a Dancing in the Fast Lane vibe that is both ethnic and polished in its beauty.
you heard it 15 times on kfjc! most recently:
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