By Jordi Savall
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Hoe-down fiddles, the rhythmic rattle of spoons and kazoos with some banjos marking time, and you could be – where? A fictive Appalachian town? Some 1930s travelling music show?
Folk music, as Empire and Love shows so well, is a music that has a grounding in both past and present, both populist and political.
Assembled under the artistic directorship of Victor Gama, Tsikaya is a superb example of how music is rooted in the society it comes from.