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CANCIÓN DEL SUR

Los Jaivas

 

Prog Folk

3.53 | 65 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
4 stars After their self-titled album of 75 (also titled los Indios) with their supeb two compositions Conquistada and Tarka Y Ocarina , this album confirms them in this directions much to my happiness. The grandiose side of Conquestada is present in at least three tracks on here with the superb piano playing from two of the three Parra brothers , the other providing no less superb drumming. the 7 min+ numbers Cancion Del Sur (songs of the south) is simply breath-taking and the 8 min+ Danza (dance) will remain in the back of your mind for quite a while.

The other tracks are still very much alike to their typical mix of Andean Indian (Inca) traditional music married with more Latino/Carribean rythms giving a result sometimes close to Santana's Oyé Como Va & La Guajira in his first three albums (including Abraxas) that I would qualify as folk-rock in the ethnic sense (as opposed to the american protest singers or Byrds).

Please note that once again (as often in Los Jaivas 's discography) this album came out with more than one sleeve art work. The one here is already fine but the copy I qwn has an all-together much more stupendous one albeit sadly on CD format.

Another superb album from one of the most original outfit in our beloved ProgArchives

Sean Trane | 4/5 |

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