COMPOSERS: Remedios Amaya
LABELS: EMI Hemisphere
WORKS: Me Voy Contigo
PERFORMER: Remedios Amaya (flamenco vocal) Vicente Amigo (guitar)
CATALOGUE NO: 4 96166 2
Everybody knows the North African links with flamenco, but the singer REMEDIOS AMAYA takes the style further, with rumba rhythms and Vicente Amigo’s sophisticated guitar feeding back from Latin America. She is a big name in Spain, though elsewhere she could be more of an acquired taste than straight flamenco.
The pulse is steady, the voice powerful but softer, and listeners drawn to the art precisely for its raw vocals and outrageous rhythmic licence may be puzzled. Try her and see, because the voltage is high and the virtuosity potent. L