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  • Benjamín Escoriza, Spanish Singer and Radio Tarifa Vocalist, Dies

    Benjamín Escoriza, the Spanish singer and former vocalist of Radio Tarifa, died on March 9, 2012, after a long illness. Benjamín Escoriza was born in Colomera, Granada, in 1953 and moved to Madrid in 1989, where he met Vicente Molino and Fain Sanchez Dueñas. They would form the band Radio Tarifa, which release four albums on World Circuit/Nonesuch Records: Rumba Argelina, Temporal, Cruzando el Rio, and Fiebre.

About this Album

Located at Spain’s southernmost point, the town of Tarifa is so close to Morocco that the sounds of the morning prayers can be heard drifting across the Straight of Gibraltar. Radio Tarifa's debut album incorporates both Spanish and African elements for a musical meeting point between the two cultures to “reinvent the heritage of pre-inquisition Spain” (New York Times).

Credits

MUSICIANS
Faín S. Dueñas, cümbüs (1, 8, 13); derbuka (1-3, 6, 8-10, 12-14; tar (1-3, 5, 8, 14); djembe (1, 13); guitar (1, 3, 4, 7, 11); buzuki (1, 10, 11); afuce (1); panderos (3, 10, 12); tabla (3, 6, 8-10); chorus vocals (3, 5); guimbris (4, 5); bass (4, 7, 8, 13, 14); bongos (4); vocals (4, 12); tambour del pobre (6, 11, 14); balaphon, cowbell, terracotta pot, rice shaker (6); sanza, Casiotone (7); Korg M1 (7, 12); ghatham, tam-tam (9, 11); chiquitsi (10); sinsir, chiquisti (11, 13); tarija, bola (11); tares, adufe (12)
Vincent Molino, casbas (1), ney (3, 8, 11, 13, 14), crumhorn (5, 10, 12), bansuri (10), oboe de Poitou (12)
Juan J. Ruíz-Leite, bass (1, 5)
Benjamín Escoriza, vocals (1,2, 5, 7-9, 11, 13, 14), guitar (8), hand claps (13)
Cuco Pérez, accordion (2)
Javier Paxariño, bansuri (2), soprano sax (2, 3), tenor sax (3), alto/bamboo flutes and bass clarinet (7), kaval (13)
Juan A. Arteche, chorus vocals (3, 5, 12), roncón (12)
Ali Reza Gholamo, viola (4)
Eduardo Laguillo, Indian harmonium (5)
Ramiro Amusategui, oud (8)
Gerardo Nunez, guitar (9)
Marcial Moreiras, fidula (10)
Javier Ruibál, vocals(10)
Wafir Shaik el Din, oud (14)

PRODUCTION CREDITS
A World Circuit presentation
Produced and recorded by Juan A. Arteche at ‘el Agujero,’ Madrid
Mixed by Faín S. Dueñas and Juan A. Arteche
Digitally mastered by César Fornés at Digital Cuts

Music by Faín S. Dueñas, except 11 by Walter von der Vogelweide and 12 by Rafael S. Dueñas, Vincent Molino, Ramiro Amusategui. Lyrics on 1, 2, 12, 13 traditional; 3, 5, 9 by Benjamín Escoriza; 11 by Rafael S. Dueñas, Vincent Molino, Ramiro Amusategui

Design by Kathryn Samson
Illustrations by Maria José Bernados

FORMAT AVAILABILITY

This album is available from Nonesuch in the United States and Canada only.

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