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Fuxan os Ventos

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Hailing from Galicia in Northern Spain, Fuxan Os Ventos do not have the strong Celtic element in their music; their sound has an attractive more Southern feeling than most of their new Galician folk music collegues.

Fuxan Os Ventos started already back in 1972, being one of the really old folk bands from Galicia. “Sempre e Mais Despois” (“Forever and even afterwards”) is Fuxan’s seventh album; the last one was published in 1984! Having had in the last couple of years only very occasional gigs becasue of non-musical commitments, they decided in 1997 to record a new album nevertheless.

The album focuses on the voices of the 10 members of the band, featuring 13 traditional songs from Galicia. The songs are backed by an enjoyable choice of instruments, featuring guitar, hurdy gurdy, violin, bagpipes, flutes, drums. The style of the songs is not Pandeiretada, but more the folk kind of songs; the vocal harmonies are unspectacularly beautiful arranged, proving that these singers have a long-time experience in singing. The overall feeling of the album is a lot of atmosphere and warmth: Galician traditional music from heart.

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