The Latin rock band Del Castillo started in the winter of 2000 in Austin, TX, as a family CD project for singer/guitarists and brothers Mark del Castillo and Rick del Castillo, who eventually added Alex Ruiz on lead vocals, guitar, and harmonica; Albert Besteiro on bass; and Mike Zeoli on drums. That CD turned out to be Del Castillo's debut release, Brothers of the Castle, in 2001. Vida followed in 2002, and Brotherhood (with special guest Willie Nelson) in 2006. The group's self-titled fourth album appeared in April 2009. Del Castillo also has contributed to several films directed by Robert Rodriguez, including Spy Kids 3D, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Sin City, and Grindhouse. Performing with Rodriguez under the name Chingon, they recorded a version of the traditional Mexican song "Malaguena Salerosa" used in the Quentin Tarantino film Kill Bill Vol. II.
This three-disc set comes nicely packaged with a 48-page booklet. It provides an interesting introduction to the art, although it is heavily weighted toward the ultra-modern style. Indeed, some of the material isn't considered flamenco at all by its performers. The first CD focuses on individual singers, and includes a great soleá by La Niña de los Pelnes, a blazing bulerías by Terremoto, and tangos by Jose Menese and El Indio Gitano. But beyond that nod to tradition, the emphasis is on New Flamenco. There's a soleá by Camarón and a fandango by Duquende, who follows Camarón's approach. The remaining eight cuts – by Lole y Manuel, Susi, Diego Carrasco, and others – are hot off the press, figuratively or literally.
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Flamenco is no longer limited to cante, guitar and baile. Instrumental offers are making their way. And with them, encounters between genres and diverse musical trends. Camerata Flamenco Project joins this fourth way with ‘Entre corrientes’, an album on which three instruments meet — piano, cello and flute; as well as three genres — flamenco, classical and jazz. Pablo Suárez, José Luis López and Ramiro Obedman are the soul of this group which, although it has started off as a trio, has the flexibility to “end up becoming a symphony orchestra”. But for the time being, on stages the project is growing with double bass, percussion, Antonio Campos’ cante and Concha Jareño’s baile.
Instrumental Quartet open to the sounds of the world. The Camerata Flamenco Project comes from the friendship and communication during the many years of work of their members touring around the world with big dance companies, orchestras and, above all, composing and performing for the theatre, where the project took shape naturally as chamber music …until it took a life of its own with certain features that make it not only absolutely original, but also so intense in its live appearances that it's very difficult to match.
Directed by legendary Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura, FLAMENCO, FLAMENCO is an evolutionary musical journey through the light, song and dance of a dynamic and alive art form…
In this fourth volume of the series Pa saber de flamenco offer an overview of the capacity to take sophisticated flamenco, flirting with other musical forms. Invite you to take a journey that is a return to the root, a trip to the seed. All the voices and guitars of the great classics of our time, Camarón Paco de Lucia, through Sanlúcar and Carmen Linares. Of course we also offer classic flamenco tradition in the voices of the great historical masters like Antonio Mairena, Porrina of Badajoz, Manolo Caracol or El Chato de la Isla, among others. Pa Saber de Flamenco 4 is not a disc but a gem. A naked heart, the heart of flamenco. An ancient art that is more alive than ever. And in this mechanical world in which we live, this virtue of stripping the heart is something unusual.
Read and learn. PA SABER DE FLAMENCO 3 is a sample of the best flamenco in all ages, classic and contemporary. It is also a good choice, affordable and quality of the various moods of flamenco. It is also, as he read the classic slogan, a bunch of bottled Andalusia. For the listener to understand as a people worth celebrating and joy, tears and joy is expressed. In the voice of the top performers today as Paco de Lucia, flamboyant Prince of Asturias Prize, Tomatito, Manolo Sanlúcar and Carmen Linares. But not forgetting the classics of this art as Mairena, Caracol, Bambino, The Paquera de Jerez or Juanito Valderrama. Shrimp And of course, that has marked the development of contemporary flamenco. To learn, to know and to recognize, that is, recognize, rediscover. Because the world is already well known; what remains to be discovered are the emotions. The heart, our heart.
Flamenco jazz to flamenco to dry. 'Flamingo know Pa 2' is a collection of popular songs performed by pretty much outstanding names in flamenco, which is ideal for those who want to have at home a little bit of everything. Things Shrimp, Duquende, Paco de Lucía, El Lebrijano, Manolo Sanlúcar, Carmen Linares, Marina Heredia, Fosforito Snail Mairena.
The record includes recordings of monumental figures of cante and toque, such as Camarón de la Isla, Paco de Lucía, Bambino or Carmen Linares. It is a compilation of a variety of styles with recordings of recent years. The legend of time, the legendary Camarón record and one of the greatest landmarks in the history of flamenco, is the starting point of the album Pa saber de flamenco. It is an instrument to begin to know and to distinguish the different styles of this music.