♪ Nuevo Flamenco and Reggaeton ♪

Jeff Tamarkin: "Simply labeling Barcelona's Ojos de Brujo a nuevo flamenco group is a little like calling Disney World an amusement park: it's way too inadequate a description." OdB is available at emusic.com. This music recommendation is specifically targeted to Alan Adamson, who enjoyed Bach por Flamenco. Coincidentally, Alan lives in Canada, and my favorite classical guitarist is Daniel Cox from Edmonton. Unfortunately as far as I can tell, Cox isn't recording now. He produced several albums during the early days of mp3.com when its business model was to give all the music free, and hope a few people would, like me, also buy some CD's of the same music in the hope that some of the money would make its way back to the artist and encourage them to keep playing.

Pick two is the Reggaeton Kings, also on emusic.com. Fortunate name for the band. If you've heard some Reggaeton and would like some more, where do you find it? In the old days you'd ask the knowledgeable clerk at the local record store. (Are you old enough to remember what a record store was?) The emusic categories are far too crude to find it. You could search for Don Omar, and along with some music find postings by purists sniffing that Don Omar isn't real Reggaeton. Or you can just search for the word, and the Kings come up. I'm surely missing lots of Reggaeton from bands with less fortunate names, but that's okay because the Kings are as the album cover says, Lo Mejor.

 

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