Monday, March 06, 2006

Misa criolla

On BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs this week it was the turn of thriller author Jack Higgins to choose his 10 recordings. On the whole I loved his choices, but in particular one was stunning. Although I have long been aware of Misa Criolla by Ramirez, and loved the rhythms of the Gloria section, Higgins' chosen recording was exceptional. I had to check out the full details on the Beeb's website. The lead singer was Mercedes Sosa whose wild tones against the insistent chorus were amazing. This religious music is a little heady to say the least.


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