Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cantiga: Como Poden

I stumbled on this last night and found it particularly enchanting. The group is called Cantiga and the song is a 13th century Portuguese/Galician folk tune, “Como Poden.” Cantiga blends the sounds of the Iberian Peninsula, the European Renaissance, Latin America, and improvisation. It is very nice change for a Traditional Tuesday.

Cantiga features Bob Bielefeld on flute, Martha Gay on folk harp, Conrado “Charry” Garcia on charango, Michelle Levy on violin, and Max Dyer on ‘cello. The band typically plays the Renaissance fair circuit and they are frequent performers at the Texas Renaissance Festival. Enjoy.

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