y Grana (Flower and Seed)
Discos Pueblo 2002
musical exploration of the field of hope: from the flower comes
the fruit and the fruit gives rise to the seed, which sets off on
its journey towards new life. The music of the present-new, restless,
and ready to germinate new seeds-spings from the seeds of the past.
Described as a mature and balanced work by Sotavento, this recording
includes well crafted arrangements from the Venezuelan, Puerto Rican,
and Brazilian repertoire, in addition to Sotavento's innovative
Flor y Grana music samples
Flor y Grana
Niña de Sal y Carbón
Discos Pueblo 1998
children of all ages, this is the first children's album written
almost in its entirety by Sotavento. Sotavento's approach to kids'
music is entirely different, focusing the material as to treat the
audiences as young adults capable of listening to complex but beautiful
music. Sotavento uses their expertise on Latin American rhythms
and musical traditions to provide a magical musical tour of the
Americas. The lyrics entice the listener to free the imagination
and to join the characters of each song in a magical voyage.
Paseo Mágico music
El Mago Y Sus Changos Chanchos
Camilo y Kikiriki
Los Pétalos De La Niña
Cangurito Y Cazador
Deseos De Bambuco
Canción De Los Sueños
Alfonso Y Valentina
Zapatos Para Imaginar
Vez mixes syncopation and textures to express a singular
full control of Sotavento's unique folk fusion. In Tal Vez,
the group demonstrates once more an interest in expanding its
repertoire and challenging staid notions of what a folkloric group
should be. Eclectic, this recording is perfectly at ease with
a wide variety of folkloric traditions while continuing mixing
different strong rhythms with meditative songs of the heart and
Redwood Records 1993
Siete is a joy to listen to and live with. Don't forget about
it. Don't pass it by. Seek it out."Joseph Guida, KVMR Radio,
El Siete contains Latin American rhythms developed with classical
and jazz elements, resulting in some very sophisticated music. There
are two vocal pieces based on the work of the great poets Nicolás
Guillén and Pablo Neruda. The pieces range from upbeat and
danceable to more complex and introspective. The album is wonderfully
rich and emotional.
El Siete music samples
Cosas del Tiempo
Redwood Records 1990
real folkloric tour of Latin America" Billboard Newspaper.
Reflecting the makeup of Sotavento's concerts, the recording includes
instrumental and vocal repertoire and includes South American
folk songs as well as Sotavento's compositions.
Redwood Records 1988
recording consists entirely of Sotavento original compositions.
It is entirely instrumental - no vocals. The compositions combine
elements of Latin folk, jazz and classical music. Overall, the recording
has a jazzy, contemporary sound with pieces ranging from very energetic
and upbeat, to smoothly danceable to calm and contemplative.
Cuicani music samples
Es la Verdad
It Happened One Night, at Least
Rayo que no Cesa II
Rancho en la Arena
Music from South America
Independent Release 1986
consists primarily of traditional folk music from various South
American countries featuring Andean instruments such as the Andean
sikus (panpipes), quena (wooden or cane flute), and charango (small,
armadillo shell guitar). There is one Brazilian and one Sotavento
composition. The recording is very upbeat, very danceable.
Independent Release 1982
This is Sotavento's
first album. All the songs in this LP were written by the group
since its origins up to the release date. It is a mostly instrumental
in which shows Sotavento's strength and willingness to take chances
and mix different elements of not only Latin American rhythms and
instrumentation but also elements such as classical and jazz. (Available
only upon request on CD).