Spanish songs from the folksong-collection of Federico García Lorca, Flamenco and music set to the poetry of the Andalusian poet. Music by Zülfü Livaneli, Leonard Cohen, Pepe de Lucía, Judith Pahola, Christina Zurbrügg and Martin Kelner. From the tango of Argentina to Spanish-Swiss greetings from the “Buena Vista Social Club”.

«Magical like the early deceased poet’s words, interpreted by Christina Zurbrügg with wonderful intuition.» (Wiener Zeitung)

klaus bru (sax, flute), martina cizek (sax, flute), ingrid eder (bandoneón),
helge hinteregger (sax, accordion), martin kelner (flamenco guitar),
christian klein (double bass), arnulf lindner (electric bass), judith pahola (flamenco guitar), peter rosmanith (perc), alexander swete (guitar), christina zurbrügg (vocals, accordion)

«The world is small and the heart is vast – Yes, she has got a big heart. With lots of feeling the Swiss artist always finds the specifically suitable sound … sometimes folky, sometimes jazzy … she sings dramatically, melancholy, but always accentuates right.» (Kurier)

«The effects of this interaction between traditional and unconventional instruments, the mixture of different styles are fascinating – luscious, melancholy, exciting, magical, just like the early deceased poet’s words, interpreted by Christina Zurbrügg with wonderful intuition. And the musicians are really brilliant … » (Wiener Zeitung)

«The music shouts and sobs … It is as heterogeneous as its interpreters: Flamenco, chanson, driving jazz, mixed with folk tunes. The music sobs, shouts, creates powerful archaic pictures, and leads the listener into the turmoil of a fiesta. And nevertheless it remains dignified – just like Christina Zurbrügg … » (NZ)

«a mélange of Paco de Lucía, Sade, Salsa und Latin American atmosphere.» (Die Alternative)

«… from chanson to flamenco and jazz … with wonderful rhythmic arrangements.» (Concerto)

«Spanish Jazz … with a combo that masters flamenco just as well as Brasilian sounds … And above it the clear voice of Christina Zurbrügg, exploring Lorca’s lyrical words with deep sensitivity for fragile moments … easiness and depth together, without theatricality.» (Rhythm blue)

«Not only for rainy summer days!» (Salzburger Nachrichten)

«A clear, dark woman’s voice leads us into the scintillating scenes of these songs, accompanying a whole people from the cradle to death in the bull fight arena. Unobtrusively, with erotic timbre, she paints pictures of passion, blood and tears.» (Krone)

«A magical evening that sketches a small world without any tittle-tattle or Spanish mannerism.» (Emmi Werner, director of the Volkstheater)

«Without loud sounds, without fake folklore: the real Spain evolves inside the heart.» (Volksstimme)

«This “Café de Chinitas“ herewith is awarded all possible stars and chef caps.» (AZ)


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