Ziguala

Ziguala

by Las Rubias del NorteLas Rubias del Norte

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Overview

It's Latin music, but with a difference. For their third album, New York group las Rubias del Norte have added more musical colors, although their selection of songs is as eclectic as ever, transforming everything not into gold, but into delicious Latin music. Who else, after all, would take a Bollywood song, "Mana Janab Ne Pukara Nahin" and give it a south of the border makeover? And, more than that, make it work. Or transform Kurt Weill's "J'Attends Un Navire" into smoothy Latin lounge with two angelic voices on the top. Those are part of the delights on display, which also includes Latin rembetika (the title cut). The Farfisa they employ on several cuts sounds suitably cheesy, and they're starting to use a few -- albeit very few -- rock textures as part of their sound. Perhaps the most bizarre outing is neo-classical, taking on Bizet's "Seguedille," and sending it all the way to Havana. It's really a showcase for the singers, and it works beautifully in a way the composer had never probably imagined. But that's the way with this band. They can find the Latin in everything.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/09/2010
Label: Barbes
UPC: 0723721457556
catalogNumber: 24
Rank: 74101

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rubias del Norte   Primary Artist
Bryce Goggin   Organ,Guest Appearance
Timothy Quigley   Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Caxixi,Kanjira,Shaker,Group Member
Greg Stare   Percussion,Timbales,Bells,Cajon,Guira,Group Member
Gilmar Gomes   Timbales,Caxixi,Cajon,Guest Appearance
Giancarlo Vulcano   Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Olivier Conan   Vocals,cuatro,Group Member
Emily Hurst   Glockenspiel,Marimbas,Vocals,Vibes,Group Member
Taylor Bergren-Chrisman   Bass,Vocals,Upright Bass,Group Member
Allyssa Lamb   Piano,Hammond Organ,Vocals,farfisa organ,Group Member
Parker Quartet   Guest Appearance
Daniel Chong   Violin
Kee-Hyun Kim   Cello
Karen Kim   Violin
Jessica Bodner   Viola

Technical Credits

José Luis Perales   Composer
David Seitz   overdub engineer
Randy Crafton   Engineer
Ryan Murphy   Band Photo
Traditional   Composer
Jason LaFarge   Engineer
Enzo Bonagura   Composer
Giancarlo Vulcano   String Arrangements
Rubias del Norte   Producer
Olivier Conan   Producer
Lissi Erwin   Artwork
Allyssa Lamb   String Arrangements
Hnos Cantoral   Composer

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