Lensic Performance + New Album

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The stage at the Lensic Theater on 8. October:

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We had a great time performing for a sold-out audience here in Santa Fe. Thanks to everyone who came and supported a good cause. I was most impressed by the fellow who drove all the way from Houston to experience the concert. :-)

CDs of the new album arrived the day before the concert and so we brought some to the venue to sell. Since Marita: Shadows + Storms in 1989, this is, I think, the first time that an album of mine premiered on Santa Fe radio – last Wednesday at KBAC Radio Free Santa Fe – and was first sold in Santa Fe. That makes me smile.

I updated the webpage for Waiting n Swan today. It now contains previews for all of the songs. These previews are good quality and are in stereo, but are limited to one minute each. I will add links to iTunes (download), Amazon (CD and download) and HDTracks (high definition download) as I find them – the official release date is Friday 10/23. Unfortunately the music will NOT be available from our ListeningLounge because of the licensing process involved. We will, however, sell the CD at our concerts.

Golden Cloud and Moon

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Benefit Concert on October 8th, 2015

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Ottmar Liebert + Luna Negra will perform at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe on October 8th, 2015.

Santa Fe 2015 – One Million Strong
Join us for a special evening featuring Santa Fe’s Grammy Award nominee Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra. Enjoy the music of Ottmar Liebert while contributing to the fight against the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. among men and women combined.

Waiting n Swan

02015-09-11 @ 05:09

Regarding the title of the new album, “Waiting n Swan”, the word “waiting” refers, of course, to the song “Waiting in Vain” and the phrase “n Swan” is Caribbean creole meaning “and so on”.

New Album

02015-09-02 @ 13:09

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Tangos Flamenco + Reggae

02015-09-02 @ 12:09

Last year I decided to record an album of songs that mix elements of the Tangos Flamenco rhythm with Reggae beats.

Reggae and Tangos Flamenco — not to be confused with the Argentine Tango — are deeply connected. Tangos has a lilt and features the same avoidance of beat one that Reggae and Salsa have, and to my ears it always sounded very different from other Flamenco forms.

I read that some believe the Caribbean rhythm was brought to the Spanish port Cadiz by sailors from merchant vessels, and that the catchy rhythm soon traveled to Andalusia, where it blended with local musical styles and became Tangos Flamenco. The word ‘tangos’ itself might be derived from the onomatopoeia ‘tang’ which resembles ‘the sound of the drum‘, while in some parts of South America the word ‘tangosa’ refers to Africans dancing to the beat of drums.

The deep roots of these three rhythms, Tangos, Reggae and Salsa, of course, lie in Africa.

The new album will be released on October 23rd.

Napa

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Sacramento

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Las Vegas

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Phoenix + Tucson

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“Sand”

02015-07-24 @ 12:07

Recorded live during the last tour:

3. July 2015

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Atlanta, Georgia – 29. June 2015

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Early morning. End of tour. Going home.

Atlanta, Georgia – 28. June 2015

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Ponte Vedra, Florida – 26. June 2015

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Orlando, Florida – 25. June 2015

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Fort Lauderdale, Forida – 24. June 2015

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Melbourne, Florida – 23. June 2015

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Dead tree under a cellphone tower and the moon.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin – 15. June 2015

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Toledo, Ohio – 14. June 2015

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