Son de la Frontera
Cal (Nuevos Medios/World Village, 2007)
Cal is the new album by Flamenco innovators Son de la Frontera. The group from Morón (Sevilla) performs traditional Flamenco palos (styles) with established instruments such as the Flamenco guitar, palmas and vocals, together with Cuban tres guitar, which is normally not found in flamenco.
The tres guitar adds an intriguing, but at the same time fresh element, to Flamenco. Son de la Frontera are primarily excellent instrumentalists, who come from well known families in the Sevilla province.
The palos selected for Cal are bulerías, alegrías, tanguillos, malagueñas, soleas por bulerías, tarantos, and the popular sevillanas. There is also an air of Spanish classical music and blues that filters through the sounds of the guitars.
This is truly Nuevo Flamenco, music that is new, creative and innovative.
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.