My Songs and a Poem

COMPOSERS: Estrella Morente
LABELS: Real World
WORKS: My Songs and a Poem
PERFORMER: Estrella Morente
CATALOGUE NO: CDRW 101

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You would call ESTRELLA MORENTE a natural if she didn’t belong to a top flamenco family. This 20-year-old is wise beyond her years, a passionate and creative virtuoso, her youth showing in light vocal colours and a throat still unbattered by life’s inhalations. Her singing compels attention with beauty and flair.

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Most of the material is traditional, arranged by her father Enrique Morente with fiery guitar in support. There’s a lyrical setting of a modern poem, a song of Estrella’s own in sevillana style and a couple of discreetly percussive updatings.