Artist Profiles: Espliego

Espliego was formed by two singer-songwriters, Pedro Chaparro (Valdepeñas, Ciudad Real) and José Ignacio Cordero (Talavera de la Reina, Toledo) from the Castille-La Mancha region of Spain, the land of Don Quixote. Throughout the years the band grew and added new musicians, featuring three vocalists, two male and one female.

What characterized the group was its interest in the music and poetry of the Cervantes era. Espliego combined Early Music with Manchego folk and folk-rock. The instruments used ranged from traditional Spanish instruments such as guitar, vihuela and flutes, combined with Irish uilleann pipes, world percussion and electric guitar.

Discography:

Con el tallo de un lirio (2000)
El libro de Juan Alcaide (2001)
Amuleto de estrellas (2003)
Nunca fuera caballero (2004)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. 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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