participated also in other CD called "España
Celta" ("Celtic Spain") that was released
in Italy, by the Italian record company AVALON,
in 1998. It was a collection of Celtic folk bands from Asturies
and Galicia (the two Celtic countries from northwestern Spain).
Together with the CD, a magazine was also released talking
about the music and the different bands that play in it. Brenga
Astur appears in that CD with the song "Cau'l chouzano".
Very similar to this, Brenga
Astur appears in a collection of Asturian music that was
released in Brittany (Celtic country from the northwestern
part of France). The CD was titled "Asturies",
and Brenga Astur plays the song "Xotes de Mumián".
Some other songs of Brenga Astur were included in another
CD collection released by International
Amnesty and titled "El Latido de la Memoria"
("The heartbeat of the memory"). The song Brenga
Astur plays in this collection was "Queixúmenes
de la Braña".
Brenga Astur released its second CD, in
this case under a new record company called FONOMUSIC
(Madrid), in 1999. The title of this second CD was
"Cancios del Gochu Xabaz",
and in it the band offers a new collection of more
traditional Asturian songs arranged by them, and
some other new ones arranged according Asturian
patterns of rhythms and style. So although most
of the themes are Asturian, there are also a couple
of them from Brittany as a tribute the band wanted
to dedicate to a country that is a brother land
of Asturies in many cultural aspects and personality.
Some of the guest musicians in this second Brenga
Astur CD are Fonsu Fernández,
ex-member of the band "LLiberdón",
playing hurdy-gurdy; Xose
Ambas, from the band "N'Arba" playing
Scottish highland bagpipes; Rickhi
Hambra playing Hindu tabla; Xuan
Antón Barbolla playing bombarde; Dolfu
Rodríguez, from the band "Dubrán",
playing fiddle; Concha García
doing a vocal duet with our singer Marta in the
second theme "Agora non"; and Pedro
Bastarrica (unfortunately he passed away
recently) playing keyboards.
With this album, Brenga Astur won the award "Triskel
Dixital CPN 2000" for the best Asturian
song of the year 2000, with the song "Queixúmenes
de la Braña". That song was then included
in a CD collection released in Asturias that year. The
title of the CD was "L'Asturianu
vive, la llucha sigue" ("The Asturian
language is alive, the fight continues"), and was
a collection of the best Asturian songs of the year
in Asturian language.
Cancios del Gochu
Xabaz: Second CD of Brenga Astur
|Brenga Astur released
its third CD in October of 2002 (Madrid) with the
record company DRO (Warner Brothers
Spain). The title of this CD was "Tornando
al Abellugu'l LLar". It is a CD that offers
one more ride on Asturian Celtic folk music, but it
pretends to be a little bit more "Asturian"
than the previous two.
Among the brilliant guest musicians that appear in
this CD were: Eric Rigler,
playing the Scottish highland bagpipes, a very prestigious
piper who played the pipes in the soundtracks of two
very well known films: "Braveheart" and
Díaz, brilliant, very prestigious, and
one of the best European hurdy-gurdy player; Serguei
Sapricheff, playing Hindu tabla; Concha
García making duets and background vocals
with both of our singers; Pablo
Arce, playing Scottish snare drums; Fernando
Malva playing keyboards; and Xuan
LLuis Barbolla playing electric and acoustic
Tornando al abellugu'l
llar: Third CD of Brenga Astur