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Ricardo Sandoval and Alexis Cardenas – Recoveco – Great…

Ricardo Sandoval was born in Venezela, but he lives in France now. He plays the mandolin and the typical Venezuelan instruments cuatro and bandola llanera. In 2007 he played together with his band Recoveco on the french television. They played a piece composed by Ricardo Sandoval name Ibagué me quieras. In this video Ricard Sandoval played the mandolin:

RECOVECO sur France Musique

“Ibagué me quieras” de Ricardo Sandoval / Recoveco en el programa de Arièle Butaux “Sur tous les tons” / France Musique – Radio France

Another member of Recoveco is the fantastic violin player Alexis Cardenas. Alexis Cardenas is known as a classical violin player, but he also plays the music of his homeland Venezuela very well.

In this video Recoveco plays their version of a Pajarillo, a very popular tune in Venezuela, which goes back to the Spanish fandango nad is usually played on the Venezuelan cuatro. Alexis Cardenas combines this tune with barock music by J. S. Bach – a very interesting combination of styles. Later a long solo part played on the maracas follows, and then the plucked instruments take over the lead. Ricardo Sandoval plays the venezuelan cuatro in this video. This is really good music, I have watched the video several times – enjoy this!

YouTube – Alexis Cardenas y RECOVECO

See also: Pajarillo – The Cuatro Venezolano – Venezuela

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Astor Piazzolla – Histoire du Tango – Liuqin (Chinese…

The music composed by Astor Piazzolla is famous around the world, especially the three pieces from Histoire du tango are played very often. And very often those pieces are played with mandolin and guitar.

In Taiwan YaHui Chen und YunChang Dong have played tose three pieces in a concert with chines 4-stringed mandolin liuqin and guitar, the three videos of this performance can be found at youtube.

I have presented the Chinese mandolin liuqin in my German blog, I will translate this article also the English – give me some time. However you can look at the embedded videos from the following thread:

Liuquin – die chinesische Mandoline

Enjoy the Histoire du tango in this unusual version!

Bordel 1900 (Astor Piazzolla) – YH Chen & Dong

liuqin (Chinese Mandolin) : YaHui Chen

Guitar : YunChang Dong

Cafe 1930 -(Astor Piazzolla) YH Chen & Dong

Nightclub 1960-(Astor Piazzolla) YH Chen & Dong

 


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