Starting in 1995 Ensemble Villancico has toured more than thirty countries with its Early World Music repertoire - foremost Latin American baroque music and early music with links to the Nordic region. With joyful intensity and first class musical qualities the group has gained a reputation world-wide as a leading interpreter in its genre.
Read the Swedish magasin´s OPUS five stars review about Ensemble Villancico´s newest CD "¡Tambalagumbá!"!
Come and visit Ensemble Villancico’s stall 21 March from 10 to 18. You can buy our new CD and get information on the ensemble’s upcoming activities, among other things the plans for our 20th anniversary 2015!!!
At 17 and 17.30 members of the ensemble appears on stage to present samples from the Latin American repertoire.
"...a variative, spicy and exciting musical world appears… with temperament, affection and humour! Artistic, tasteful, pleasing to listen to" (Kaj Engelhart, Katolskt magasin)
" **** Wonderful baroque music...Well played by a tight ensemble and beautiful sonority" (Björn G Stenberg, UNT)
" **** The historical lesson is presented with infallible enthusiasm" (Johanna Paulsson, DN)
"...energetic and well selected" (Jan-Erik Zandersson, Nya Upplagan)
From SVT KULTURNYHETERNA, broadcast 16 December.
New CD with early world music!
¡Tambalagumbá! is the ensemble's seventh CD release, and the forth within the exotic genre Latin American baroque music.
This repertoire emerged in the unique meeting between the Indoamerican, African and Spanish/European traditions that had occured in South America since the 16th Century. On this CD a large part of the songs have their origin in Mexico, which the ensemble toured just weeks ago. The Spanish language is predominant, but there are also songs in Portugese and in the Aztec language Nauhatl.