Los Sabandeños

La Huella del Guanche

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AllMusic Review by Mariano Prunes

Historic ensemble Los Sabandeños, flag bearers of folk music from the Canaries, return with an album dedicated to the Guanche, the indigenous population of their islands before the arrival of the Spaniards. Recorded with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife directed by Víctor Pablo Pérez, this work strives to reach a crossroads between Canaries folk music and classical music. Among a repertoire of vocal and instrumental selections, the album's centerpiece remains unquestionably a 2011 live performance of the famous "Cantanta del Mencey Loco," composed by Gil Roldán and Elfidio Alonso, with arrangements by Emilio Coello.

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