Estrella Morente is the daughter of the great Granadan Cantaor, Enrique Morente. Her first international release was promising but one wondered whether Estrella really had the talent of her father or was she just a pretty face backed up by a big marketing budget. Having seen her perform live during 2005 and now with the release of "Mujeres" the answer is plain to see in that she undoubtedly does have the talent and the gravitas required to be a great flamenco cantaora. "Mujeres" is not pure flamenco but touches on many different styles in her tribute to her own heroines. Her tangos are sublime and display a real depth of passion that is quite thrilling. Her version of the old chestnut "Ne me quitte pas" manages to breath new life into Jacque Brel's much covered song. Through all the stylistic changes on the CD she remains that which she is and will always be, a flamenco artist of the highest calibre worthy of her family tradition
on 22 March 2013
As another reviewer has already said, it's not a purely flamenco album, but it's all the more interesting because of this.
If you like flamenco and neuvo flamenco, the chances are you'll love this. It is simply stunning!