Cascada de Flores // Show: Radio Flor
"A dream from which you have no desire to return" Sing Out! Magazine
Cascada de Flores presents: Radio Flor - A musical loveletter to the early days of Latin American radio, when songs were king and a melody grabbed your heart for a lifetime. Whether broadcasting from station XEW in Mexico City 1929, or RCH of Habana, Cuba 1945, the sultry songs of Radio Flor tell the story of a bygone era. Musical vignettes feature heart-wrenching bolero, raucous Cuban guaracha, or earthy Mexican son, set in an old-time radio show format somewhere between 1929-1959. In Spanish and English. Directed by Jeff Mills. 60 minutes. Arwen Lawrence, vocals, guitar, jarana, dance; Jorge Liceaga, guitars, requinto, vocals, bass; Sabra Weber, vocals, flute, marimbol, dance.
For over 12 years the sound of Cascada de Flores has echoed the golden radio age of Latin America, where jazzy bolero and earthy traditions from the countryside were joyously juxtaposed. Arwen and Sabra's celebrated vocal duet, reminiscent of the vocal hermanas (sisters) of yesteryear mixes with the stylings of guitarist Jorge Liceaga, who carries them with unique expertise, drawing from his mixed heritage of Bibriesca, syncopated Yucatecan bolero and the communicative flamenco art tradition. Together, they move through the radio dial of yesteryear, when programs exploded with thrilling diversity.
"One song and you feel as if you're in a smoke-filled café in France, the next one carries you to a small village in the Mexican countryside They do sophisticated improvisations with a jazzy charge that makes your whole body vibrate, then turn around and perform a canción about love that brings you close to tears." Joanne Hoover Music Critic Emeritus Washington Post/Albuquerque Journal
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