MoShang – Chinese Chill
Journal of a sound jeweler.

Caetano Veloso and Concha Buika

I heard Caetano Veloso‘s version of “Cucurrucucu Paloma” in a 7-eleven last night. It had me pinned to the ceiling speaker until Emily could tell me who the artist was. Beautiful arrangement! Ordered a “best of” today and can’t wait for it to arrive.

And I was introduced Concha Buika by Simon Glickman of Editorial Emergency when he wrote my press release for Chill Dynasty last year. I was haunted by this track, but couldn’t find Buika’s album for sale online. I finally found her album and pre-ordered it here today. “Mi Nina Lola” is the title track off the album. Somehow I can’t get through watching it without getting my heart caught in my throat, no matter how often I watch it – and just when I think the charm has worn off, I’ll leave it for a day to come back to find it still doing it to me. Something’s going on here; I’ve tried to analyze what, but in the end I think it’s simply that voice and that performance. Pure voodoo:

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2 Responses to “Caetano Veloso and Concha Buika”

  1. “Something’s going on here; I’ve tried to analyze what, but in the end I think it’s simply that voice and that performance. ”

    Sounds like Fado to me;-) Portuguese Blues!

  2. but as she’s from spanish gypsy tradition maybe not! What a blend!


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