La Coruña, Spain – A festival dedicated to “mestizaje” will take place at La Coruña’s Coliseum (Spain), on Friday, November 13th, at 8:30 p.m. The program includes British band Fun>Da>Mental, and Spanish acts Macaco, Ojos De Brujo, Le Punk, and DJ Grobas.
Mestizaje is the Spanish word used to describe the new wave of cross-cultural or hybrids world music acts. Many of these artists are based in the metropolitan areas of Madrid and Barcelona, combining Flamenco, world music, hip hop beats, electronica and other styles.
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.