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Alcazaba: Alcazaba

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As Stan Laurel or Oliver Hardy famously said: “Another fine mess you got me into." A fine and wonderful mess, that is. Alcazaba is a London-based group of acoustic musicians who are exploring the mélange of styles which make up the Andalusian Gypsy music, flamenco. Spain's guitar music, India's folk and ritual music, and the Maghreb's, mainly but not exclusively Arab, court music tradition. In flamenco, and indeed in much traditional non-Gypsy Spanish music, the points where these styles meet and interact are indistinct, fuzzy, well nigh impossible to isolate with precision. A fine and intoxicating mess, sweet confusion under ...



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