Portuguese band Mu continues its global musical travels with its second album titled Casa Nostra (Our House). Mu combines original Balkan-inspired material with spirited traditional folk pieces from Russia and Hungary.
The band is characterized by flying dance performances, lead accordion and several multi-instrumentalists who play a wide variety of Portuguese, Eastern European, middle Eastern and Asian musical instruments.
The line-up includes Osga on bulbul tarang, didgeridoo, flute, percussion; Helena Madeira on vocals, dance; Dulce Cruz on accordion; Diana Azevedo on violin, voice, dance; Nuno Encarnação on tabla, riq, darbuka, percussion; Sérgio Calisto on cello, moraharpa, and bouzouki.
Casa Nostra is a raucous and passionate album by one of Portugal’s hottest world music acts.
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.