Friday, 6 August 2010

'Lost' Spanish music comes to El Anón at the hands of American folk singer

Federico Garcia Lorca’s popular folk song collection “Las Canciones Populares Españolas” was banned under Franco’s dictatorship and today the music survives, but marginally, within the Spanish sub-conscious. Taking their cue from Lorca and La Argentinita’s infectious 1931 recording of the songs, Josephine Foster and her partner, Spanish musician Victor Herrero have arranged the poetically rich collection for their new acoustic band, formed while living in the mountains of Granada. Anda Jaleo is the band’s live recording of “Las Canciones”; a visceral
celebration of the persistance of popular anonymous song. And the Jimena date for the Josephine Foster and Victor Herrero Band is at 10.30pm on Thursday, August 12, on the terrace at El Anón. (You can hear a sample of their music here.)

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