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Fabulous music - but what is it?,
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This review is from: Diáspora Sefardí (Audio CD)
This is a strange and rather wonderful pair of CDs. The first consists of Sephardic songs in Spanish, the second in instrumental renditions of Sephardic songs, including some improvised performances based on some of the same songs. The CD notes are almost impenetrable in all the many languages they're printed in, thoroughly failing to explain where this wonderful music comes from. So, yes, I love it: it's great to listen to, the musicianship (as you'd expect) is terrific, and the whole is a wonderfully atmospheric evocation of east European/Jewish/Spanish cultures... but I still don't really know what it is I'm listening to, and if you care about such things, that is deeply frustrating. Buy it and be delighted and a bit puzzled.