London, England – Spanish world music outfit Radio Tarifa celebrates its 10th anniversary with the release of Fiebre(Fever), a live album recorded during a concert at the Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto, Canada on September 28th 2002.
Fiebre captures the dynamism of the live show and takes the listeners on a musical journey spanning the last ten years of Radio Tarifa. It features ten new interpretations of songs from their last three albums, plus two new songs specifically written for this album.
Radio Tarifa have been playing selected European dates along with the release of Fiebre. These shows give audiences the opportunity to fully experience the electrifying live performances that have been captured on CD. A more extensive UK tour will take place in November and more European dates are being planned for 2004.
Radio Tarifa is the brainchild of Faín Dueñas, a former electric guitarist who realized that playing Anglo-Saxon rock wasn’t leading him anywhere. Instead, he sought new paths and learned about other kinds of music from foreign and southern Spanish musicians. Currently, he has become an specialist in African and Arabic percussion, as well as in string instruments from the lute family such as the Turkish cümbüs, the guimbri, sentir, ud and Flamenco guitar.
The rest of the core group is formed by Flamenco cantaor Benjamín Escoriza, from Granada, and reed/flute player Vincent Molino, from France. The group’s albums feature numerous guests and the live band includes some of Spain’s finest world music players.
Veteran Spanish multi-instrumentalist and producer Juan Alberto Arteche produced the group’s first album, Rumba Argelina, for his eclectic Música Sín Fín label. Arteche later sold the rights to BMG Spain who in turn licensed it to World Circuit in Great Britain.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.