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De Imaginar
De Imaginar

De Imaginar (Warner Music Spain, 2009)

Elbicho is one of Spain’s leading jam bands. Based in Madrid, elbicho mixes explosive Flamenco roots rock with blues, jazz, echoes of progressive rock and global music elements. Well known in Spain, but with little exposure outside the country, El Bicho puts together a captivating show. On May 16th of 2008, elbicho recorded a live album in Madrid that is now available as a boxed set titled De Imaginar that includes two music CDs and a DVD with live concert footage.

The group was formed by charismatic vocalist Miguel Campello Garzón who got together with several students of Madrid’s Escuela Popular de Música in September of 2001. Current band members include Miguel Campello Garzón on vocals, Victor Iniesta Iglesias on guitar, Carlos Tato Moreno on bass, Antonio Mangas Ovide on drums, David Cobo Amores on percussion, Juan Carlos Aracil Sala on flute, Mario Díaz Bermejo on keyboards, and José Andreu Garzón on trumpet. Several of elbicho’s members have side projects such as world music and jazz fusion band Candelaria.

De Imaginar contains passionate flamenco rooted songs that are popular with the public as well as extensive instrumental jams where elbicho blends high energy Andalusian rock with Afro-Latin beats, jazz fusion and much more. 

Overall, elbicho’s De Imaginar is a fiery album with an extraordinary blend of Flamenco passion with the energy rock and reinvigorating global beats.

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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 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. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.

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