"ALIANZA" Chelsea Centre 1992-11-29, aud cassette master - first ever transfer FLAC
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Alianza were a unique Anglo-Chilean collaboration between three English musicians, Steve Knightley, Phil Beer, and Dave Townsend, and three exiled Chilean musicians, Sergio Avila, Mauricio Venegas and Vladimir Vega. The group sought out the common rhythms, themes and melodies to produce a blend of songs in English, songs in Spanish and songs in both languages, and dance music from both sides of the Atlantic. The group produced one album Alianza in 1992, which included a number of songs that later became part of the repertoire of Show of Hands, the folk duo formed by Steve Knightley and Phil Beer.
Sadly, Vladimir Vega died last year, he was a great guy and a good friend.
Mauricio Venegas is still very much involved with Anglo-Chilean music collaboration in education and his band Quimantu.
02 Valparaiso - tells story of contact between England and Chile by trade over last 200 years using English and Chilean traditional songs, and was put together as a continuous piece.
04 Tall Ships
12 Banish misfortune/Diablo
16 Columbus didn't find America/?
Alianza was - (all singing)
Phil Beer Fiddle, Guitarra, Mandolin
Steve Knightly Cello-mandolin
Dave Townsend Accordion, Concertina
Mauricio Venegas Bombo, Chajchas, Charango, Congas, Guitarra, Kena, Maracas, Moceno, Percussion, Zampona
Vladimir Vega Charango, Kena, Tiple, Zampona
Sergio Avila Bombo, Kena, Kenacho, Moceno, Zampona