Shastro

Bandole [Real Music/Nightingale]

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Bandole is a compilation of finely textured, delightful melodies with warm Latin rhythms. Shastro, as the composer and arranger, shows his keen direction and clever musical insights. Govi's flamenco and Brazilian style guitar playing is the sound that pulls the tracks together. Still, it is the alto sax on cuts like "Kinana's Lullaby" and the captivating vocal harmony on several pieces that really sets this album apart from any flamenco music you may have heard before. To provide even more interest, Shastro has added African and Pacific Island world music qualities to several cuts.

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