Thursday, September 21, 2006

Kepa Junkera paints his vision of the world

Globalista Basque accordionist Kepa Junkera explores a series of audio-impressions of cities around the world that he has visited in his latest world music tour de force, "Hiri".

Guests include Patrick Vaillant and Melonious Quartet, Mercedes Peon, Ibon Koteron, Enzo Avitibile, Andy Narell, Bulgarka, Glen Velez, Eliseo Parra, Gilles Chabenat, Xose Manuel Budino, Tactequete and dozens of other musicians from around the world.

Release date is October 1.


Erik Keilholtz said...

I like Junkera as much as the next guy, in fact, some of his cross-cultural explorations are among my favorites of his. However, it would be nice to have him do an album just of his own ensemble just sticking to Basque music. Of course I am always wary of Budino, who can be a little bit cheesy (especially when hanging out with the likes of Dulce Pontes).

cliff said...

Well, he HAS done many recordings of strictly basque music obver the years... I guess he just wants the same liberties all artists have... to create his own things instaed of repeating the past.