I've been a fan of flamenco for over 20 years and had high hopes for this album after seeing Estrella singing in a documentary on flamenco. There are a couple of flamenco songs on here but that's it, the rest of it would sound at home in a touristy Greek restaurant. Terrible in my opinion. If you want a real flamenco album buy "Homenaje a Los Grandes Maestros" byRocio Segura & Jose Luis Postigo. Or nearly any Camaron De La Isla, or Moraito or Tomatito, just stay away from this. Straight to a charity shop for Estrella I think.
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