With flute melodies floating like clouds on a whispering wind, tribal rhythms intense as lightening showers on a hot summer night, Passion in My Heart embraces with a sound enticingly seductive. A piece of Nicholas’ heart lives in this grand and mystical land where his flute captures an ancient breath and his spirit dances to an ageless melody.
Zabuca (Shake up) is the perfect title for this infectious fourth album from one of the few real masters of the Spanish guitar. Zabuca burns with passionate and festive Latin joy, from the jubilant and brassy “La Cabañita” to the seductive and whimsical “La Rumbita.” The traditional-minded “Guayabera” combines Santanaesque groove with some of Johannes’ most heartfelt finger styling. The soft-spoken “Eleni” conveys his sweet, romantic side, while the two-part suite “Echoes of the Forest” combines meditative classical moods with the modern happy nouveau flamenco experience. For aficionados of nouveau flamenco music at its most lushly romantic, dust off the mariachis and prepare to shake it up with Zabuca!
Let Johannes Linstead's lively rhythms, fiery fretwork and gorgeous melodies take you on a passionate and exotic journey through Caribbean and South American daydreams and night dances. This is traditional and contemporary flamenco music at its finest.
On Govi’s fourth solo album, melodies flow freely from his many guitars. Bright steel string, elegant Spanish, and tasteful electric guitars are set to carefree tropical percussive rhythms. From the wide-eyed innocence of “In Wonder,” to the flamenco-spiced high spirits of “Abundance” and “Viva La Vida,” Passion & Grace overflows with a life-affirming joy and deeply felt sensitivity guaranteed to soothe the soul and uplift the spirit.