Tonadas

COMPOSERS: Simón Díaz
LABELS: Latin World
WORKS: Tonadas
PERFORMER: Simón Díaz (voice)
CATALOGUE NO: ZRCD 048

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SIMÓN DÍAZ is a Venezuelan institution. At 75 he has seen off careers as actor, comedian and TV star to return to his first – collecting, composing and singing his nation’s country music. The examples here run from folksy to operatic, sung in a high tenor with a soft falsetto and a taut agility – the capacity to adapt delivery to style is a notable feature of this heartwarming and timeless album.