Thursday, December 19, 2013

Peaceful Globalization for the Spanish Class

Javier Limón is a Spanish musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist and university professor. He is the Artistic Director of the Mediterranean Music Institute from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has worked with some of the most influential Spanish artists such as Paco de Lucía, Bebo Valdés or Diego el Cigala. He has also been very keen to work with young, sometimes unknown, artists from numerous countries in avant-garde musical projects. I'd like to introduce today his last project published in 2013, Promesas de Tierra. They use music composed by Javier Limón  to join together the Sephardic Jewish, Christian and Moorish traditions, which are the foundations of flamenco. The music is performed by young musicians from Spain, Israel, Palestine and other Middle-East countries and the result is outstanding. At this time of the year, to see these young people from different cultures putting their effort together to create such beautiful music is a good way to finish our Spanish classes and wish everyone a happy and peaceful winter holiday.