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La Valentina

by The Just Desserts

Accordion/cello duo in collaboration with Ecuadorian musicians, a brass-heavy Austin backing band, vocalist Lillis Urban, & producer Rob Halverson; The musical fruits of The Just Desserts' world travels: 1/3 Ecuadorian, 1/3 Balkan, and 1/3 Americana tunes
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  Song Share Time Download
1. La Valentina
3:24 $0.99
2. Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us
3:39 $0.99
3. Yacuchimba/Juyanimari
5:13 $0.99
4. Agute Melodi
3:03 $0.99
5. Lamparilla
4:20 $0.99
6. On the Bed
4:12 $0.99
7. Bizerka/Bojerka
2:56 $0.99
8. I Truly Understand
3:23 $0.99
9. Ñucanchic Allpa
3:54 $0.99
10. Dimineata/Ta Travudia
3:40 $0.99
11. The Quiet Colors
5:29 $0.99
12. Ghosts
3:29 $0.99
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Featuring collaborations (tracks #1 & #3) between this accordion/cello duo, musicians in Quito, Ecuador (where The Just Desserts have been living), their brass-heavy Austin backing band, vocalist Lillis Urban, and producer Rob Halverson, “La Valentina” demonstrates like never before the fruits of The Just Desserts’ unique vision and artistry. Cross-pollinating the best elements of traditional, pop and classical musical genres from different cultures, these modern and surprising interpretations are a hip trip around the world.

After the whimsical 2007 EP “Meet Me at the Playground,” and the tango-influenced 2008 CD “Love or Die” the September 2010 release of “La Valentina” presents The Just Desserts' most ambitious recording project to date. Cross-continental collaborations between 14 musicians in Quito, Ecuador and Austin, Texas are followed by brass-heavy Balkan tunes learned from traditional musicians from Moldova, experimental revisions of well-known North-American songs, and a cover of a little-known George Harrison Indian composition (performed on cello, accordion, and djembe). Like their performances on 3 continents, “La Valentina” is a trip around the world for the listener.



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