Press interview with Elena and article about the concert in Circulo de Arte, Toledo (5.5.2013), ABC Toledo newspaper:
“Some fusion music works, some doesn’t and some simply sounds so natural that it doesn’t sound like fusion at all; this is what Azuleo sounds like!
The Spanish/French/German/Palestine flamenco group “Azuleo” mix Middle Eastern flutes; Spanish flamenco guitar, percussion and vocals; along with jazz tempos; all of which is topped off with the dulcet, honey-sweet vocals of Elena Botica.
The virtuous guitar rhythms of Abel Sánchez are a pleasure to the ears, the jazz element is added by Joseph Carpentier on saxophone and Jonas Fehrenberg on bass, while the deep rhythmic, almost tribal passions of flamenco are brought to life by both Fehrenberg and Romeo Natour on the cajón. Furthermore, Botica adds Eastern musical sounds on the flute on some tracks along with Natour creating an array of percussion patterns of various inspirations.”
World Music Travel Blog, Jenny O´Connor
“Azuleo´s Cd is a wonderful surprise. Its´collection of twelve selections certainly offers up a variety of sounds. Tight ensemble playing, creative arrangements, and memorable singing all come together in this expressive uniquely original CD with solid musicianship. Members are connected in the same improvisational pulse. Each track is tuneful and rhythmic with multi-layered grooves, splashes of Middle Eastern flavors and liltling soundscapes. Loaded with musical energy, their tunes meander their way across the enthusiastic musica terrain creating inspiring & infectious rhythms.”
Did somebody say flamenco? Blog, California
An artist review by the world music travel blog:
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A review of "Contigo" by "Did Somebody Say Flamenco?"
Interview at ABC Toledo newspaper (21.4.2016):
Concert review at ABC Toledo newspaper (24.4.2016):
Live at Las Cuatro Esquinas TV, Antequera (27.9.2013)
See the hole interview at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zv-HRczVyU
Concert review and video of the concert at Teatro Torcal, Antequera (27.9.2013). El Sol de Antequera newspaper:
Program of Dragao do Mundo Festival, where Azuleo was playing last June 2013 with Tony Allen
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Concert review Jam In Jette Festival 2013:
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