COMPOSERS: Chango Spasiuk
LABELS: World Village
PERFORMER: Spasiuk (accordion) etc
CATALOGUE NO: 468083
The new and long-awaited disc by accordionist Chango Spasiuk confirms him as the leading exponent of chamamé – the lovely, surging folk music of north-eastern Argentina.
Spasiuk’s erudite but still ‘barefooted’ take on this rustic genre will appeal strongly to classical music lovers, especially on ‘Cadenza & Fuga’, featuring violinist Victor Renaudeau’s high harmonics and jaw-dropping manoeuvres.
Sebastián Villalba contributes the occasional falsetto (and often non-verbal) vocal, as well as plenty of tangy acoustic guitar licks. Jon Lusk