This tribute to Argentine legend Sandro converts some of his most famous songs to a flamenco key, and shows a completely different side of the music made famous by one of the most important artists in South American history.
Sandro’s popularity in Latin America has led to people comparing him to Elvis, and in a way they could be right, Sandro was the first person to sing rock in Spanish in Latin America, and became wildly popular across the world, even selling out Madison Square Garden five times during the 70’s.
In this modest tribute to him, two relatively unknown flamenco artists transform and revitalize a number of Sandro’s songs in a way that should not let down fans of either Sandro or flamenco. The two men stay close to their particular specialty, but freely use different palos and instruments to fit the specific songs they’re working with. Each of these songs is a solid interpretation that sounds as if it had been made for flamenco from the beginning.
Al Gitano Por Flamenco is perfect for radio airplay, with all songs being of standard length, and representative of both flamenco and Sandro. However, when the album is listened to in its entirety, only fans of either Sandro or flamenco will manage to keep it from becoming background music after a couple of songs.