Friday, November 9, 2007

Juan Carranza

Juan Carranza is a flamenco guitarist who incorporates both new and traditional flamenco musical styles in his music. So far as I can see he has about three albums out. You can purchase the physical CD album or download it in mp3 form from the Calabash Music site.

His music is fiery, beautiful and he is great at improvisation! I listen to a lot of music that either comes straight from Latin America, is influenced by it or music that is influenced by Spanish and Portuguese culture. Carranza, born in Costa Rica and a great musician who has traveled the world for years learning from great flamenco and Roma musicians incorporates all of this wonderful worldly knowledge into his own music. His latest album Mareas, as well as his other albums is definitely worth buying and adding to your music library.