La Musgana Celebrates 20th Anniversary

La Musgaña - 20
La Musgaña – 20
La Musgaña

20 (Mad River Records)

Although Castilian music is not as well known as flamenco or Spanish Celtic music from Galicia and Asturias, several contemporary folk bands are taking the ancient musical traditions of Castile to international audiences. La Musgaña is an outstanding Madrid-based band that has been around for many years, bringing its infectious vision of Spanish folk to new heights.

La Musgaña has become a seminal musical school for many of today’s finest folk musicians and some of its recordings are available outside Spain. Mad River Records has released 20 in North America, the compilation album that celebrates the 20th anniversary of  La Musgaña.

On 20, La Musgaña provides lively contemporary portraits of the traditional songs and dances of Zamora, Salamanca, Segovia, Burgos and even neighboring Portugal, as well as original material. In addition to their best known pieces from previous albums, 20 adds two bonus tracks recorded at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis in 2007. 

The band’s current line-up includes Jaime Muñoz  on clarinets, flutes and gaitas (bagpipes); Carlos Beceiro on zanfona (hurdy gurdy), cistro (cittern) and guitar; Diego Galaz on violín; Jorge Arribas on accordion; and Sebastián Rubio on percussion.

Buy the CD or MP3 download:

Upcoming Shows:

May 28 2009 8:00P
Aranjuez. Compañía Ibérica de Danza Aranjuez, Madrid  (Spain)

Jul 4 2009 8:00P
Toulouse Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées (France)

Jul 11 2009 8:00P
Viso del Marqués Viso del Marqués, Ciudad Real  (Spain)

Jul 17 2009 10:00P
Motilleja Motilleja, Albacete  (Spain)

Jul 30 2009 8:00P
Miranda do Douro Miranda do Douro, Bragança (Portugal)

Aug 8 2009 8:00P
Aldeamayor de San Martín Aldeamayor de San Martín, Valladolid  (Spain)

Aug 28 2009 8:00P
Burgos  (Spain)

Oct 9 2009 8:00P
Sala Galileo, Madrid (Spain)

Oct 14 2009 8:00P
Moscow (Russia)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV 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 albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


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