Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Cantolibre - Pure Madera Pure Wood

I'm taking things in a different direction with this band from Sydney.
These guys are Chilean and Argentinean Australians who like so many
of the Latin Americans that ended up in Australia as refugees,
brought their culture with them and enhanced this country.
I mentioned in an earlier post how I found myself rather involved
with the Latin community in Brisbane, in the 1980's and 90's.
This band were friends of friends and I met them and saw them
play a bit. Lovely people who can play brilliantly and understand the
music of a region which is some of the most beautiful in the world.
If you aren't familiar, this Lp focus's on Andean music. the haunting
music incorporating instruments indigenous to the region,
which is what lead me into my love of all things Latin.
Try it out its excellent.

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