La Sal de la Vida

COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: Intuition
WORKS: La Sal de le Vida
PERFORMER: María Salgado, Rasha, Uxía (vocals, instruments), Xesús Pimentel (guitars)
CATALOGUE NO: INT 3235-2 (distr. New Note)

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LA SAL DE LA VIDA brings together woman singers from Galicia, Castile and Sudan with a Galician flamenco guitarist, Xesús Pimentel. The accent is on blending in rather than striking sparks, and the music has a quiet sense of mutual listening that grows on you insistently.

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The lightly vibrant Salgado is the most ‘European Spanish’ of them, Uxía the most distinctive and powerful, and between them all they show a flair for strong material that ranges from a cappella to robust folk melody. Tracks 9 and 10 are listed in reverse order.