The Spanish Romani flamenco singer Diego el Cigala never stands still. The word fusion could have been coined for him, for he has blended musical styles in magnificent fashion ever since his 1997 debut album Undebel, which put traditional flamenco into the mix with pop, folk and jazz, to stunning effect. Since then, the Madrid-born artist’s creativity has taken a leap forward with every new release, winning him a booming fan base throughout Latin America and Europe.
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Tijuana Cartel – @ The Troubadour 17 July 2009
By José Eduardo Cruz
[Photo: José Eduardo Cruz]
||Let’s begin by saying that tonight was a sold out night, which is an incredible success for any band. No matter in which venue or which city this is achieved at, once you see the sold out sign outside the venue you know that the band about to perform have something special to offer.
Opening the night’s proceeding was A French Butler Called Smith. Two years worth of solid touring have propelled this pleasant five member band to a position where they will surely soon begin to headline their own shows. Their Gypsy Latin style rings through the room and sets the mood for the remainder of the night. They mix genres beautifully and produce an excellent warm up set. Please keep an eye out for these guys in the future for they are surely on the path to a successful career.
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