Violinist Pedro Depestre died after soloing on stage in Basel, Switzerland on Sunday, April 8, ‘01. This recording, nonetheless, saw the light with little fanfare back in 1999. The striking simplicity of the cover, as well as the earth colors used throughout the package, supporting Depestre’s photo, convey the musical experience therein very well. Its music features, as Depestre does on the cover, a worn violin, held by pliable strong Black hands, framed by modest elegance, and a wise and mischievous semblance. Son Charangas y Pasiones came from someone who was an Orquesta Aragón stalwart with an excellent formal musical ...read more
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