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CD Review: Te doy una canción (un recorrido por la obra de Silvio Rodríguez)
By Augusto Enríquez (Colibrí 2013)
Review by Bill Tilford, all rights reserved


This collection of 3 CDs includes 34 songs and one brief video documentary of over 12 minutes (the first CD is an enhanced CD).   All of the songs are compositions of Silvio Rodríguez and were chosen and interpreted by Augusto Enríquez.   Parts of this project were recorded in three different studios: Scorpio, Abdala and 18 de la EGREM between April 2009 and April 2012. Listeners who have a stereotypical view of this genre (lone guitarist or folk group singing socially-conscious songs) will be surprised by the scope of styles and the rich orchestration of some of the selections.  Mr. Enríquez is a very capable interpreter of this material, and even this writer, who would find it challenging to sit through three CDs of the stereotypical version of Nueva Trova described previously, found this collection diverse enough both in terms of style and instrumentation to be engaging.  Mr. Enríquez made his choices well.   

An extensive booklet with the lyrics to the songs and the technical credits for each of them is included as part of the package.  The roster of musicians changes so frequently throughout the recording  that we will not attempt to reprint it here. 

Te doy una canción won a Special Prize in Cubadisco 2014.  

Tracks:

Volume I

Llover sobre mojado
Te doy una canción
Letra de piel
Oh, melancolía
Son desandrado
Óleo de mujer con sombrero
Hoy mi deber
Aceitunas
Rabo de nube
Esto no es una elegía
La vergüenza
Yo digo que las estrellas
VIDEO TRACK:  Documentary  Te doy una cancíon

Volume II

Llueve otra vez
Mi lecho está tendido
El dulce abísmo
Mariposas
El problema
Ojalá
En mi calle
El baile
Por quien merece amor
Fronteras
En el claro de la luna

Volume III

La gota de rocío
Pequeña serenata diurna
Unicornio
Historía de las sillas
Monólog
Réquiem
Demasiado
En necio
La era está pariendo un corazón
El güije
En el jardín de la noche

Production Team for Te doy una canción

Role Name
Concept, General production and direction Augusto Enríquez
Musical direction Demetrio Muñiz
Executive Producers Ileana íos, Rebeca Viera & Cecilia Garcia
Recording & mixing Alfonso Peña
Mastering Maykel Bárzagas
Video Rudy Mora Y Orlando Cruzata
Bill Tilford - Saturday, 10 May 2014, 09:47 PM