CAT # OXCD3006-25
1. What For? 5:35 2. Friends 6:27 3. The Cat From Caracas 5:28 4. Auyantepuy 3:06 5. Churun Meru 3:51 6. Carnavalito 6:13 7. Carnaval 5:21 8. Spain 3:02 9. Americo 3:45 10. Theme For An Angel 6:20 11. Soledad 4:49
In Toda América, Venezuelan harpist Carlos Guedes presents a diversity of PanAmerican rhythms by bringing together 15 musicians from eight countries. His collaborators include the renowned Nicaraguan salsa singer Luis Enrique Mejía and the famed Tijuana-based, 20-member children's choir Pueri Cantoris.
Guedes seamlessly taps the mellifluous native and Afro-Venezuelan rhythms of North, Central and South America, transcending the hemisphere's disparate cultures. Toda América offers 11 vibrant compositions featuring over 30 different percussion instruments. "Arco de Kamá" presents the trademark Guedes sound, capturing the excitement of the indigenous joropo rhythm with an electro-acoustic harp set against the Venezuelan four-string cuatro guitar and a variety of Afro-Venezuelan percussion instruments. Luis Enrique pays eloquent tribute to all the nations of the Americas in the title track, originally the theme for the 1942 Argentine film Melodias de América.
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