Amparo Sánchez -Tucson Habana
- Jan Fairley
- 29 March 2010
Amparo Sánchez has moved on from her Spanish-Cuban band, Amparanoia, where strong rhythms and great lyrics saw her as part of the diverse ‘new’ musical energy of 90s Spain associated with Manu Chao and Ojos de Brujo.
Following recent guesting with US-Latin rockers Calexico, Joey Burns and John Convertino act as backing musicians for a set of original songs which mine slow Americana ballad styles. Recording in Havana’s Egrem studios has added some magic but on the whole the tenuous Tucson-Havana link proves to be rather downbeat.