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Listening to this CD is like taking a trip back in time to the roots of jazz. It is hard to believe there are only four musicians playing on Willie the Weeper, the…
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Carlos Jimenez is the next generation of great flute players from Puerto Rico, following in the steps of Dave Valentin and Nestor Torres.Thoughts is Carlos third album. …
Carlos Jimenez is the next generation of great Puerto Rican flute players, following in the steps of Dave Valentin and Nestor Torres. Thoughts is Carlos third a…
29.01.2011

Buika in Puerto Rico

Published in Concert Reviews

With her powerful voice, amazing feeling, beautiful smile and sense of humor Buika captivated the public in her first concert in Puerto Rico. Buika is a unique artist that blends in her music a diversity of influences. In her voice and music one might hear the voices of Africa, the phrasing of the Spanish Flamenco, Jazz, Soul and the rhythms and feelings of latin america and the caribbean. The concert setting was simple and intimate, a great artist like Buika doesn't need anymore, just her vo

In his book Musicophilia, Oliver Sacks described a neurological illness called Amusia. People with absolute amusia do not "recognize tones and music is not experienced as music". "For such people melodies lose their music quality, and may acquire a non-musical disagreeble character". Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia

But there are many forms of amusia, some of them acquired. Rhythm amusia or rhythm deafness is the inability to detect certain rhythm variations. People with Melody Amus

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