Strunz & Farah
Journey Around the Sun (Selva SV-CD 1016, 2011)
It’s taken guitar duo Strunz & Farah four years to record a new album and it was worth the wait. Journey Around the Sun will please guitar fans with its intricate patterns and masterful combination of Latin American, Middle Eastern and flamenco influences.
Journey Around the Sun ventures deeper into the Middle Eastern sounds with the participation of Iranian instrumentation performed by Keyavash Nourai (Kamancheh), Ali Tavallali (tombek and tambourine) and Majeed Ghorbanian (tombek and tambourine). Strunz & Farah are backed by a powerful rhythm section composed by experienced Cuban musicians: Carlos del Puerto (bass), Jimmy Branly (percussion) and Luis Conte (percussion). In addition, there is masterful flute work by Rob Hardt.
Journey Around the Sun showcases beautiful works composed by two outstanding guitarists happily at work.
Buy the album or MP3 downloads:
- In North America: Journey Around the Sun. Other recordings available: Neotropical Nocturnes, Heat of the Sun, Americas, Desert Guitars, Primal Magic, Live, Stringweave, Wild Muse, Mosaico, Guitarras, Jungle Guitars, Frontera, Rio de Colores, Fantaseo, Zona Torrida
- In Europe: Journey Around the Sun. Other recordings available: Neotropical Nocturnes. Americas, Wild Muse, Mosaico, Rio de Colores, Zona Torrida, Stringweave, Desert Guitars, Jungle Guitars
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.