by Mauricio Venegas-Astorga
A fast-tempo melody. The traditional sound of Cuban Son in this song has the powerful African rhythms of the Gambian sabars running under as an "Atlantic current". The eclectic mix continues with Andean panpipes, flutes and a solo from the Celtic harp. The lyrics demand "peace for humanity", with Gambian Wolof being used in addition to the Spanish of the verses.
"Fine musicianship and haunting tunes are the rule in an easygoing, beautifully integrated and composed collaboration." BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE "One of Europe's and certainly Great Britain's most vibrant ensembles, performing Latin American music with passion and intelligence. A recording with a magnif more
Director-Composer Having developed his musical career outside Chile, the Chilean composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Mauricio Venegas-Astorga has always had a close interest in the external influences on the music, culture and politics of his country. He has very successfully mixed his own tr more