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La Musgana, Temas Profanos

"Spain's la Musgana returns to America with a nationwide tour and their first CD in a decade, Temas Profanos. The group plays the sinuous, syncopated music of Central Spain, where Moroccans and Celts, Europeans and Africans have all left their mark. Based in Madrid and together for twenty years, la Musgana (The Water Rat) perform on both modern and traditional instruments including bagpipes, wooden flutes, hurdy-gurdy, guitar, fiddle, and accordion. ""A real thrill of discovery,"" says SING OUT! magazine. ""You can hear not only Spain, but much of the Mediterranean and North Africa in the melodies, and especially the melodies, which percolate beautifully."" ""La Musgana's take on the folk music of Spain is as old as the troubadors and as young as the electric guitar...fruited with exquisite melodies, freighted with melancholy and frenzied with irresistible rhythms."" - Kevin Convey, Boston Herald. "

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