Mujeres de Agua (Universal Music Spain, 2010)
Mujeres de Agua (Water Women) is the brainchild of renowned Spanish music producer Javier Limón. Mujeres de Agua includes some of the finest female singers from Spain in the areas of flamenco and copla (Spanish song) along with respected guests from Greece, Israel, Portugal and Turkey.
The album is dedicated to Iranian singers who are having trouble getting heard and features music by Limon accompanied by musicians from Tunisia, Turkey and Lebanon. The musical influences range from flamenco and copla to fado, Greek folk music, Sephardic melodies and the sounds of the Middle East.
The extraordinary singers featured in the album represent the diversity of Mediterranean music: Estrella Morente (Spain), Buika (Spain), Elefhteria Arvanitaki (Greece), Carmen Linares (Spain), Montse Cortés (Spain), Yasmín Levy (Israel), La Susi (Spain), la Shica (Spain), Aynur Dogan (Turkey), Sandra Carrasco (Spain) and Genara Cortés (Spain). Also featured is the great fado diva Mariza from Portugal, which is technically not a Mediterranean country.
Mujeres de Agua is a captivating album by some of the finest female singers in the world music scene with the magical touch of Javier Limon’s Madrid studio.
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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 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.