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"La Musgaña's folk music of Spain is as old as the troubadors and as young as the electric guitar…fruited with exquisite melodies, freighted with melancholy and frenzied with irresistible rhythms."
Kevin R. Convey, Boston Herald

"A real thrill of discovery," says SingOut Magazine of La Musgaña and Temas Profanos ("Themes Profane"). "You can hear not only Spain, but much of the Mediterranean and North Africa in the melodies and especially the rhythms, that percolate beautifully."
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1. Charrada Del Tío Frejón [listen]
2. Espejo Sol Y Luna [listen]
3. La Rueda Del Tiempo
4. Aguasvertientes [listen]
5. Danzantes
6. Las Hilanderas
7. Pindongos De Montehermoso
8. La Mocita
9. Aires De Burgos
10. Dudas
11. La Serena
12. Chañe
13. Fole Que Fole
14. Las Inviernas
15. Danza Del Rey Nabucodonosor
16. Rogativa De Valdestillas


La Musgaña plays the sinuous, syncopated traditional music of Central Spain, where Moroccans and Celts, Europeans and Africans have all left their mark. Performed on traditional instruments -- bagpipes, wooden flutes, hurdy-gurdy, and contemporary -- fiddle, guitar, accordion, their music is a soundtrack to both daily life and to life-changing events: dance tunes and love songs, ritual music and village celebrations, lullabies and even a rain prayer.

Based in Madrid and together for twenty years, La Musgaña ("the water rat") features original members Jaime Muñoz and Carlos Beceiro, plus two younger musicians -- Jorge Arribas on accordion and Diego Galáz on violin. It is the passion of their performances, their flair for fun, and their commitment to excellence that makes a La Musgaña performance exhilarating.