In short, I love this CD! It has provided all sorts of new inspiration for some of the songs yet to be written for certain characters in the Musical of The Mapmaker’s Opera. The CD itself is 2002 release from BMG Entertainment México S.A. (IMSN: 74321 97621-2) and provides a wealth of music, mostly recorded between 1958-78.
‘Trova Yucateca’ is a musical milieu, as opposed to a musical genre. The style shares much in common with Neapolitan Song and other forms of Italian ‘canzona’. It uses quite distinct devices of vocal harmonies, cross-rhythms and cadential endings similar to the llamada in Flamenco song. Beyond this similarity, however, there seems to be little relationship to Flamenco – at least from the songs included in this two CD set. Continue Reading →