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Los Jaivas


Prog Folk

4.08 | 94 ratings

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Rikki Nadir
5 stars This is pure Prog Rock, Violeta Parra was a Chilean folk reviewer, who search around the four corners of this (my) country, the sources of what can be called Chilean, not only musically.

I never have listened to a tribute album like this, I only can say that this is similar to what YES do to Paul Simon's America, the final result is miles away from the source, as Violeta's Songs are mainly instrumented only with Spanish guitar and occasionaly with Bombo (a basic bass drum made out of cow skin and wood).

The arrangements to four songs: Maņana me voy pa'l Norte, Un Rio de Sangre, Violeta Ausente, Que pena siente el Alma, are pure Chilean Folk Music, the rest is only prog Rock in different format, like the symphonic beginning of Arauco, to the neo cassicaly driven Gavilan.

Gato Alquinta is not a great singer nor a great guitar player, but the rest of the band is top class.

I could probably write like like Tarzan (in English) but I can assure you that this band is miles away of being a Mariachi Rock, because they came from Mexico, And this is a Chilean Band and if you think there's not difference, please pick a map give this album a try, and then listen to Pedro Fernandez a real Mexican Mariachi.

Rikki Nadir | 5/5 |


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