...A joy to listen to! P.R. Brimstone. World Ryhthm
...So here, flamenco guitar, Mexican fandango grooves, and fleet oud melodies interweave in a pleasantly provocative embrace...and an idea that definitely merits a second act. Banning Eyre. Afropop Worldwide
...This acoustic/electric quintet incorporates the three styles...and does an exceptional job of making the hybrid sound coherent...The authentic instrumentation, helps a lot, as does the material...a group celebration of body and spirit, and that's exactly what this set delivers...
Nils Jacobson. All About Jazz Magazine
...It's tasty work you wouldn't go looking for but you are more than glad you tripped across in the first place. This guitar crew doesn't let you down anywhere on this set...
Fandango Duende y Taraf is a space-and-time synthesis of Mudejar music, which stems from the legacy of Al Andalus and the common roots of the Flamenco-Andalusian, Arab-Andalusian and Mexican musical traditions.
Fandango Duende y Taraf is made up of four exceptional musicians, each steeped in different traditions, whose combined talent gave rise to Las Tres Orillas del Atlántico (The Three Shores of the Atlantic), a CD that reflects and summarizes the playful and mystic essences of the fandango, which follows the son jarocho tradition of Veracruz, Mexico, the duende of the Flamenco-Andalusian tradition, and the taraf, stemming from the Arab-Andalusian tradition.
The result is an interweaving of Afro-mestizo and Arab-Andalusian sounds, which are strongly linked to Mexican music, whose roots have drawn from and been enriched by different influences throughout its history
Spanish guitar,vihuelajarana jarocha
J. Cristóbal Pérez Grobet
Double bass,electric bass
Music producer and keyboards