María Carrasco

Pequeño Deseo

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It's hard to believe that Pequeño Deseo is María Carrasco's fourth album, when the talented flamenco singer is only 16 -- and a full three years have elapsed since her last album. Carrasco has spent the time moving to a major label, and also perhaps waiting for her adult voice to break in. The results are immediately apparent, as Pequeño Deseo is her most mature and accomplished set to date, a collection of pure flamenco and copla recorded in the company of first-rate musicians such as Tomasito, Angie Bao, David Cerreduela, Juan Maya, and José Losada. Highlights include the single "La Calle del Sol,'' as well as striking flamenco versions of Rocío Jurado's "Se Nos Rompió el Amor" and Joan Manuel Serrat's "Tu Nombre Me Sabe a Hierba.''

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