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Ojos de Brujo, from Barcelona, fuse flamenco’s driving rhythms with hip-hop, funk, punk and other stray sounds snatched from the Barcelona street.
The group calls this musical mashup ‘Jip Jop Flamenkillo’, a sound that catapults flamenco into the 21st century without losing any of the power or passion of the music’s roots.
Anyone who’s heard the Gypsy Kings’ brand of rumba catalana – which married traditional flamenco guitars to fiery Latin percussion – will recognize Ojos as the latest installment in flamenco’s inclusive ida y vuelta (or ‘go and return’) tradition of assimilating New World sounds into the repertoire.