"carnival-like exuberance ... enjoyable and virtuosic" FROOTS Magazine
"A superior collection of first-rate musicians" Songlines Magazine
"a felicitous exchange of ideas between Christian Europe and the Muslim Middle East" The Guardian
The Enchantress of Seville
Joglaresa explore the roots of Iberian song - motets from the Convent of Las Huelgas, Arab-Andalusian ballads and Judeo-Spanish romanzas. With medieval and traditional instruments from Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Joglaresa perform songs, kept alive through centuries of tradition - a colourful and timeless kaleidoscope of Occident and Orient connecting the Occident to the Orient, and the 11th to the 21st century.
I am worthy of the best, by Allah,
And proudly I walk, with head aloft.
Wallada, C11th poetess of Cordoba
MP3s: Bailava en Tetuan
Una matika de ruda
Law kana ishqu bi l-qubal