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Rough Guide

Unwired: Europe

Various

RGNET1101CD

A folk-music renaissance is taking place throughout Europe, as fiddle, accordion and acoustic guitar music - at times confined to rural villages - has once again become the rage throughout the continent. This album is an acoustic musical journey across the continent, featuring the leading virtuosos of Spanish flamenco, captivating vocalists of Portuguese fado and Greek rembetika, infectious Gypsy balladeers, enthralling Balkan choirs, energetic brass bands, and touching Nordic and Celtic fiddlers. In a continent that has been divided by linguistically defined political borders, as this collection reveals, Europe's musical language is universal.
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A folk-music renaissance is taking place throughout Europe, as fiddle, accordion and acoustic guitar music - at times confined to rural villages - has once again become the rage throughout the continent. This album is an acoustic musical journey across the continent, featuring the leading virtuosos of Spanish flamenco, captivating vocalists of Portuguese fado and Greek rembetika, infectious Gypsy balladeers, enthralling Balkan choirs, energetic brass bands, and touching Nordic and Celtic fiddlers. In a continent that has been divided by linguistically defined political borders, as this collection reveals, Europe's musical language is universal.

'High-class singing and playing.' BBC Music Magazine