Saturday, January 19, 2019

A Presença das Formigas - Ciclorama (Portugal 2011) @320

Portuguese folk, progressive and colourful!!
A Presença das Formigas - winners of Zeca Afonso Prize 2009 - take Portuguese traditional music as source of inspiration to create unique songs and compositions.
Their music recalls fado, peasant songs, traditional dances, and it is, at the same time, refined and contemporary... A distinctive mixture of sounds managed with taste and originality!
Tracklist:
01. Ai Que Ricas Orelhinhas
02. Bolinhas de Sabao
03. Da-me o Amanha
04. Largar, Partir
05. O Aprendiz de Feiticeiro
06. O Pulo do Lobo
07. Assim Como Quem nao Quer
08. Orla dos Malditos
09. Planicie
10. Que Serei
11. Senhora do Almortao
12. Vai Tao Sozinho

André Cardoso / classic guitar, steel guitar, Portuguese guitar, oud, cavaquinho, vocals
Cecília Pessanha / recorders
Filipa Meneses / piano, Fender Rhodes, acordion
Luís Arrigo / drums, percussion, timpani, glockenspiel
Manuel Maio / violin, mandolin, cavaquinho, vocals
Miguel Cardoso / bass guitar, double bass, viola braguesa, jew's harp
Teresa Campos / vocals
Amélia Muge / vocals (2)
Fraser Fifield / bagpipes, soprano saxophone, low whistle, kaval
Ricardo Matosinhos / horn
A. José Martins / synthesizer, percussion (2)
Danylo Gertsev / choir

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Broes - Route du Soleil (Belgium 2015) @320

Broes is a quintet based in Ghent. In nearly five years of existence, Broes has explored many musical paths in the world of folk music and have acquired an impressive number of accolades. In the same year the band was formed, the internet site "Folkroddels" crowned Broes as "Best Newcomer of the Year". In 2013 they were the winners of Dranouterrally, the biggers folk and world music festival of Belgium.
They have toured throughout China two years in a row and even made it to Belarus, International folklore festival. The first year in China (2013) was a little tour with three concerts in Nanjing, the second year (2014) they travelled from Honk Kong to Beijing, 10 concerts on 4 different international jazz and world music festivals. Even they played on the Convention of Europe of 2014 in Strasbourg.
Their compositions are peppered with a love for gypsy, jazz, balkan, folk and Latin music. Danceable and energetic feel-good music with room for improvisation: that's Broes's business card.

Tracklist:
1. Alyzee  03:35
2. Route du Soleil  05:24
3. Irish Whispers  04:01
4. Muselleque  02:47
5. El Pimpie  04:10
6. Winterland  04:26
7. Broezil  04:51
8. Gnor  04:08
9. Event Horizon  04:08
10. Poble Sec  03:37
11. Introduction  02:04
12. Danza Arabica  05:29

Anouk Sanczuk: Violin
Elke De Meester: Chromatic accordion
Florian De Schepper: Guitar
Frédéric Dothée: Double bass
Simon Raman: Drums

Friday, January 11, 2019

Ballsy Swing - Le paquet libéré (France 2014) @320

Children of folk to their fingertips, the three young musicians of Ballsy Swing are a breath of fresh wind on pa's ball. They manage the challenge of revisiting the most common dances by affixing their touch with flawless technique, elaborate arrangements and a lot of mischief. They will close this festival and will hopefully give you a taste of the next one, for the quarter of century edition!
 
Colin Delzant (violoncelle)
Valère Passeri (violon)
Lucas Thebaut (accordéons diatoniques)

Tracklist:
1. Polka D'Ouze
2. Valse du Port Galland
3. Scottish des aqueducs
4. Crabe de cristal
5. Marcheciel / Bourrée des gaziers
6. Lief
7. Mazurka des gaziers / Britany
8. Marchoise
9. Minuit sous la neige
10. Suite de marches de noces
11. Si seulement j'avais su
12. Princesse Plume / Le bal del'Ogre

Monday, January 7, 2019

Отава Ё [Otava Yo] - Рождество [Rozhdestvo = Christmas] (2011 Russia) @320


 Tracklist:
1. Kak V Ierusalime
2. Dnes' Khristos Rodilsia
3. Khristos Spasitel'
4. Na Nebe Zor'ka
5. S Dnem Khristova Rozhdestva
6. Nebo i Zemlia
7. Urodilas' Koliada
8. Zapevaite Khristiane
9. Eta Noch' Sviataia
10. Torzhestvuite, Veselites'


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