Josephine Foster and The Victor Herrero Band - Anda Jaleo / Perlas-CD-South

Josephine Foster and The Victor Herrero Band - Anda Jaleo / Perlas


Bringing together both of Josephine Foster and the Victor Herrero Band‰۪s Spanish albums in one place, with a previously unreleased track. Anda Jaleo was originally released in 2010. Federico Garcia Lorca's popular folk song collection "Las Canciones Populares Espanolas" was banned under Franco's dictatorship and today the music survives but marginally within the Spanish sub-conscious. Taking their cue from Lorca and La Argentinita's infectious 1931 recording of the songs, Josephine Foster and her partner Spanish musician Victor Herrero arranged the poetically rich collection for their acoustic band, formed while living in the Grenadine Sierra. Anda Jaleo is the band's live recording of "Las Canciones"; a visceral celebration of the persistence of popular anonymous song. This new edition includes an additional track not featured on the original release, an interpretation of ‰Û÷Sones de Asturias‰۪. La colecciÌ_n de "Canciones Populares Espa̱olas" recopiladas y armonizadas por Federico GarcÌ_a Lorca fue censurada en tiempos de Franco, y hoy en dÌ_a la m̼sica sobrevive aunque de una manera vaga en el subconsciente del pueblo espa̱ol. Inspirados por la contagiosa grabaciÌ_n de las canciones de Lorca y La Argentinita de 1931, Josephine Foster y su compa̱ero el m̼sico espa̱ol VÌ_ctor Herrero han arreglado esta po̩tica y rica colecciÌ_n para su banda ac̼stica , formada mientras vivÌ_an en la sierra de Granada. Anda Jaleo es la grabaciÌ_n en directo de su versiÌ_n de "Las Canciones"; una celebraciÌ_n visceral de la canciÌ_n popular anÌ_nima y su persistencia. Following from Anda Jaleo, Josephine Foster and the Victor Herrero Band created a superb follow-up entitled Perlas (Pearls). It is a jewel of a collection, with songs and poems selected by Josephine herself, gathered from dusty old scores and brought vividly to the present with warm performances full of flesh-and-blood emotion. Made with a variety of stringed instruments and simple percussion, the songs were recorded live in the studio on to analogue tape by Paco Loco in Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain. Foster breathes new life into timeless traditional melodies, drawing from the Spanish-folk traditions of Castile, the Basque, Santander and the Costa Brava