Brilliant Profile of Paco de Lucia

Paco de Lucia – Antologia

Paco de Lucia – Antologia (Mercury, 1995)

This is a magnificent profile of Paco de Lucia, one of the greatest guitarists of all time.

The Spanish composer and guitarist was particularly skilled in flamenco, but crossed over into a range of other styles such as classical, jazz and world music.

His vast archive of music combined technical magic, raw energy, tender emotion and superb melody. From bulerias and tanguillos to tangos and rhumbas, this compilation showcases Paco de Lucia’s virtuosity.

If you can’t make it to Andalucia in southern Spain, this album will give you a flavor! We particularly recommend the tracks ‘Danza Ritual Del Fuego,’ ‘Cepa Andaluza’ and ‘Rumba Improvisada.’

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World Music Central’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide, Day 6

Native American, deer hide/walnut stained, frame drum 10″
eKids Mother Goose Club Bluetooth sing along portable MP3 player
InterestPrint Jazz Trumpet wrist watch
alilo Honey Bunny Story Teller
Sony All in One Micro music stereo system with wireless streaming
12-pack Acoustic Panels Studio Foam Wedges
Led Flame Speaker Table Lamp with HD Audio and enhanced bass for iPhone/iPad/Android
To Chaim with Love – Jewish Favorites for zither, lap harp

Check out our previous 2019 musical gift guides: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, and Day 5.

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World Music Central’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide, Day 5

Continental Drift: world music loops & samples

ZUNON Treble Cufflinks & Tie Clip
Dandelion music note t-shirt
MP3 Player with Bluetooth, 32GB Clip with FM radio wired earbuds
The Simple Music Player – MP3 music box for Alzheimer’s and dementia.
ZEALOT S8 portable wireless Bluetooth speaker with silicon sling cover
Guitar Scales Bible: an encyclopedia of 30+ unique scales and modes, including 125+ practice licks
LEKATO Kalimba 17 keys
SoundBot SB210 LED Bluetooth 4.1 wireless smart beanie headset
Electric Guitar Heartbeat premium hoodie sweatshirt

Check out our previous 2019 musical gift guides: Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 and Day 4.

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Flamenco Jazz Masters Benavent, Di Geraldo and Pardo Release “Flamenco Leaks”

Benavent, Di Geraldo and Pardo – Flamenco Leaks

Flamenco Leaks is the new musical project of three great Spanish flamenco jazz musicians: Carles Benavent (electric bass), Tino di Geraldo (drums) and Jorge Pardo (saxophone and flute). Flamenco Leaks is their third album overall and second studio recording.

Back in 2000, the trio released their now legendary El Concierto en Sevilla (Concert in Seville).

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World Music Central’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide, Day 4

Do it yourself (DIY) Ukulele Kit with installation tools
Classic Rock Kindle edition
ThisWear Guitar Tree of Life sweatshirt
Ken Burns: Country Music documentary series
Xylophone table music toys of Ohuhu

Special design Music Notes Watch

Special design Music Notes Watch
Foot Traffic musical socks

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World Music Central’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide, Day 3

Alesis Melody 61 MKII 61-key portable keyboard with built in speakers, headphones, microphone, piano stand, music rest and stool
Inspired Silver – Music is Love charm ornament with cubic zirconia jewelry
Drummer Nutritional Facts Gag Young Mens T-Shirt
Best Choice Products 30 inch Kids Classical Acoustic Guitar complete beginners kit w/carrying bag, picks, e-tuner, strap
MAGIX Samplitude Music Studio – Version 2019 – the complete software studio for composing, recording, mixing and mastering
YFN Sterling Silver treble clef bass heart music note open ring, adjustable size 7-9
AGPTEK MP3 Player for Kids, Portable 8GB with Built-in Speaker, FM Radio, Voice Recorder, expandable up to 128GB
Acid Music Studio – Version 11
Ukulele Enya Nova beginner travel ukulele kit with case, strap, capo, strings

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Delectable Tropical Exotica from Frank Colón

Frank Colón – Latin Lounge

Frank Colón – Latin Lounge (Frank Colón, 2019)

Latin Lounge is the latest release from highly respected Puerto Rican-American percussionist Frank Colón. He has worked in the USA and Brazil, playing Latin jazz and salsa. On Latin Lounge, he delivers a deeply satisfying set of laid back tropical lounge pieces rooted in Puerto Rican, Cuban, Brazilian and Argentine traditions along with gypsy jazz, funk and flamenco, adorned with soothing sounds of sea waves and other effects.

The lineup on Latin lounge features an international cast of outstanding musicians, including well known names such as Brazilian flute maestro Carlos Malta and Russian guitarist Roman Miroshnichenko.

Personnel in alphabetical order: José Arimateia on trumpet; Raphael Batista on violin; Julio Falavigna on drums; Daniel Figueiredo on synthesizers; Jamie Glaser on acoustic guitar; Estevão Lima on bass; Jr. Lobbo on electric guitar; Luana Mallet on vocals; Carlos Malta on flute, bass flute; Kleyton Martins on keyboards; Roman Miroshnichenko on flamenco, electric and acoustic guitar; Elton Ricardo on Fender Rhodes; Christiano Rocha on drums; José Staneck on harmonica; Mateus Starling on electric guitar; Mateus Viano on accordion; Cristiano Veneza on violin, viola and cello; and Frank Colón on percussion, drums, vocals and programming.

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World Music Central’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide, Day 2

B. Woofer (Hound Dog Guitar)
Songlines Magazine (world music)
Music Bracelet – Treble Clef
LanHong guitar mug
Eric Clapton “The Fool” guitar music print
Luvable Friends unisex baby cotton bodysuits (select Penguin guitar)
Jazz Vinyl Clock – record art wall decor
3D Desk Lamp, Ephvan, comes in drum set, guitar, trumpet, etc.
Chala Crossbody cell phone purse with piano keys
JazzTimes Magazine

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World Music Central’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide, Day 1

BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone with controllable LED lights, portable handheld karaoke speaker machine for Android, iPhone, PC or all smartphones

It’s that time of year where World Music Central rolls out the Holiday Gift Guide. We have you covered from Christmas to Kwanzaa, from Hanukkah to Reyes Magos (Epiphany or Three Kings Day), from Winter’s Solstice to St. Lucia Day, from St. Nicholas Day to New Year’s Day.

Over the next few days World Music Central will offer a new set of clickable links to some fabulous gift ideas. This year we’ve got practical gifts, cool gadgets, frivolous doodads, shiny sparkly things and everything in between for the music lover on your list, so let’s get on with it.


Singing Machine SML682BTBK Groove Cube CDG karaoke system

Giftgarden 13.5 oz. coffee tea travel mug with lid staves music notes ceramic cup

Quan Jewelry Music Note Necklace, treble clef necklace, 16 to 18 inches
Funny Music Teacher T-Shirt
Everlong by Foo Fighters wall art print, geometric modern poster
VTech KidiBeats drum set
Cute Cat Kitty Playing Music T-Shirt
Decorative metal gray Guitar Rocker with pen holder cup
Record player with speakers for vinyl albums, wireless in & out USB direct vinyl to mp3 recording with retro wood design
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