The Juan L. Sánchez Ensemble
Hijos de la Tierra (Música Cosmopolita, 2004)
Juan Sánchez is a Spanish singer-songwriter based in
California, who collaborates with musicians from various parts of the world.
Understanding the Spanish lyrics is fundamental to grasp Sánchez’s social
message. Thankfully, his independent release comes with a handsome booklet that
includes the original Spanish lyrics and the translations to English. >Hijos de la Tierra [Children of the Earth] is a poetic
dedication to the people of the Earth: farm workers, immigrants, poverty as well
as a manifest of Sánchez’s experiences. Malian kora master,
appears as a guest in several of the pieces.
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.