Talabarte (Fol, 2011)
Talabarte is a contemporary folk music ensemble from Galicia, in northwestern Spain. The trio includes some of the finest instrumentalists in the area and they combine Galician folk music with contemporary elements such as jazz and global sounds.
The trio includes Berrogüetto’s fiddler Quim Fariña; Marful’s accordionist Pedro Pascual and susana Seivane’s bassist, Kim García.
Talabarte is the ensemble’s debut album. The original pieces incorporate traditional dances such as jotas, valsesand melodies from Galicia, jazz expression, and the world music sounds of tango and Balkan music.
Talabarte is an exquisitely crafted album by some of the most talented contemporary folk musicians in Galicia.
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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.