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NEWS: RECORDING

"Ojos de Brujo Reworked" Just Released

"Ojos de Brujo Reworked" Just Released

UrbanWorld Records and Al Lindrum proudly present Ojos de Brujo Reworked, a remix compilation of the music of Grammy award-winning, Spanish flamenco-fusion group, Ojos de Brujo. Throughout the last 10 years, Ojos de Brujo has represented the freshest fusion of flamenco and urban music. By staying true to their Catalan roots, they successfully merge past and present ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Chris May's Best Releases of 2011

Read "Chris May's Best Releases of 2011" reviewed by Chris May

2011 produced a bigger than usual crop of engaging new albums and important reissues. In no special order, here are ten new releases and five reissues: la crème de la crème.








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Sabor de Gracia: Sabor Pa' Rato

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Sabor de Gracia

Sabor Pa' Rato

World Village

2011

For some non-native enthusiasts, Catalan rumba starts and finishes with Ojos de Brujo. But the word is that the Barcelona collective's album Corriente Vital: 10 Ans (Warner Music Spain, 2011) may be its last: after seven world tours and a string ...

Ojos De Brujo: Corriente Vital - 10 Anos

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Ojos De Brujo

Corriente Vital: 10 Anos

Warner Music Spain

2011

The word is that Corriente Vital: 10 Anos may be Barcelona-based Ojos De Brujo's final album. It is now over a decade since the Catalan and Gypsy collective released its debut, Vengue (Edel, 2000), in its unique flamenco, rumba, ...

Ojos de Brujo: Aocana

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While for most people outside Spain, life with Ojos de Brujo began in 2004 with baritone (World Village), or later with Techari (Six Degrees, 2006), the Barcelona-based, Catalan and Gypsy collective has been together since the late 1990s, and released its first album, Vengue (Edel), in 1999. In all this time, the band has stayed true ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ojos de Brujo: Techari

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The title of this album means “freedom," and if one word could be used to describe Ojos de Brujo's outernational outlook, that would be it. The Spanish band's deep and unflinching roots in the flamenco idiom have somehow prevented its ever-expanding scope from losing focus, which makes ODB something of a rare species in the misnomered ...

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Ojos de Brujo: Girando Bari

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Ojos de Brujo
Girando baritone (Touring baritone)
Diquela Records
2005

Ojos de Brujo may explode, implode or simply vaporize, depending on the vagaries of market forces and the challenges of keeping a collective alive, but one thing I can guarantee you with 100% certainty: this band will never sell out. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ojos de Brujo: Remezclas de la Casa

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Ojos de Brujo, a Barcelona collective whose name means “eyes of the wizard," took worldwide audiences by storm with its first international release, baritone (World Village, 2004), helped in no small part by prominent exposure on American college radio. By combining insistent flamenco with hip-hop, rumba, North African and Indian rhythms, and other less straightforward styles, ...