Chicago,USA – Buenos Tiempos, Argentine singer Luis Jahn’s new CD on
Del Sur Music, is a follow up to the 2003 release
of Compromiso. A CD release party is slated to take place at the Old Town
School of Folk Music on Wednesday, April 14 at 8:30 pm.
Written, arranged and produced by singer-guitarist Luis Jahn, Buenos
Tiempos remains faithful to his signature heartfelt lyrics and melodic
arrangements. The Latin grooves on Buenos Tiempos lay the tracks for a
musical journey that is both familiar and innovative. From the bohemian jazz of
"Cafe en "El Ultimo Beso" to the wordplay on the experimental "Tinta versus
Tinto" featuring Chicago poet Lito Barraza, Jahn is joined by Mexican trovador
Alfonso Maya on "Tlatelolco", an ode to those killed by the government in 1968.
Instruments like the charango and the pezuna give songs like "La Mala Suerte"
and "El Chambeador" an Andean flavor. "Buenos Tiempo (Good Times) stems from the idea that now more than
ever it’s a good time to find what’s been lost, finish what’s been started and
to dream the impossible. Music has always been my path to achieve this,"
explains Jahn. "On this record both musically and lyrically I explored much
more than I have in the past."
Living in Chicago since 1989, Jahn has performed at different venues, including
the Chicago World Music Festival 2003, Hothouse, Old Town School of Folk Music,
and La Décima Musa. He has also played in several universities such as the
University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Triton
College and Lake Forest College. He has played in South America for various
fundraisers and events and was invited to share the stage in Buenos Aires with
Leon Gieco and Mercedes Sosa.
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.