Celtic Flamencos

Marcos Teira

Punta de Cabío (Xingra, 2002)

Most flamenco guitar albums come either from Andalusia (southern Spain), the
large Flamenco enclave in Madrid or the smaller Barcelona scene. This album,
however, comes from the Celtic part of Spain, Galicia. Guitar virtuoso Marcos Teira has absorbed many of the contemporary influences
found in modern Flamenco. He uses jazz phrasings, electric bass, percussion,
flute and less conventional instruments such as clarinet and tuba. But there is
still a deep Flamenco essence in the music, which makes this inspired album a
valuable acquisition.

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.