La Llorona – Josue Tacoronte (Flamenco Guitar) and Marty Howe (Chromatic Harmonica)

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A beautiful thing about traditional World Music (such as Flamenco), is the use of the range of tempo and dynamism, from slow tender yearning to thundering passion, all within one piece. Seems to mirror how our heart and breath respond to various emotions. Of course playing with Master Flamenco guitarist Josue Tacoronte, it is easy to be taken in to the flow, and just enjoy the ride! This piece is from a short 4 stop tour we did on Vancouver ...

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Tara Nova

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Please enjoy this collaboration with Josue Tacoronte and Paulina Izquierdo. Both of these dear friends are beautifully gifted musicians and human beings, and I am grateful for their friendship and generosity. During these last few covid years, it has been especially challenging for professional musicians to make a living.

I have tremendous respect and compassion for them, how they have adapted to survive. The world really needs them! Things are looking better now, there is light at the end of he ...

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Kanjira Funk

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“Kanjira Funk” is a World Fusion piece performed on Yamaha Flute, Kongsheng Lyra Chromatic Harmonica (12-hole), and the ATV aFrame Electro Organic Percussion instrument, using Mid-Eastern rhythms and percussion instruments.

After many years of focusing on developing the skills necessary for being a sideman, playing other peoples music, the desire has arisen to compose my own. As a musician who plays mostly solo instruments, it is a bit of a challenge to think in terms of harmony which is necessary for ...

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