Wow, even though I don’t understand Spanish, this is rousing stuff. It’s music for Colombians in the Balkans fighting the French Revolution, or something. I’ve never managed to see these guys live, but I can imagine this sends the crowds wild back in Bogota. 20 more words
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Noted for its dramatic intensity and tragic beauty, the saeta is a type of devotional song performed during Holy Week processions in the Andalusia region of Spain, inspired by images of the suffering Christ and Virgin. 939 more words
Date: February 20, 2016
Location: Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong.
Fanfare Ciocarlia is a twelve-person gypsy brass band hailing from northeast Romania. Suited up in black slacks, shiny shoes and oversized belt buckles, they dressed moderately, but there is nothing moderate about their music. 237 more words