Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Various Artists, Aldo Malaquias, Malaquias a Y Su Gru|
Music From Paraguay
Genres: Country, World Music, Rock, Latin Music
Capt. B. Peterson | Oceanside, California | 05/23/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Much of the best performance (and solo performance at that) of masters of the Paraguayan harp has not yet found its way into the CD format in the international marketplace. This recording by Aldo Malaquias and his group "Iguazu" offers one of the best introductions to what is arguably the most brilliant style of folk harp as played in today's world. Other widely known styles of folk harp are the Irish/Scottish, the Welsh, the Mexican and the synthesis of traditional styles with contemporary styles heard in the work of such masters of the folk harp as Kim Robertson. This album features traditional Paraguayan tunes, a composition or two by Aldo Malaquias and a treatment of a well-known Mexican song "La Feria de las Flores"-typical Mariachi fare-done as a Paraguayan "huapango". This is definitely music to relax with and has a good instumental mix for a recording done by a group, although as mentioned above, aficionados of the Paraguayan harp may well wish for the solo virtuoso performances that show the brilliance of the Paraguayan harp at its best. All in all, this album is a must for lovers of Paraguayan music, the folk harp and "Latin" music."