Carlos Núñez – Black Shadow

Carlos Núñez – Brotherhood of Stars

Carlos Núñez – Brotherhood of Stars

This week’s colour is black and we have more Ry Cooder. This time Ry is playing guitar on the Carlos Núñez album Brotherhood of Stars.

Carlos Núñez, as I’m sure you know is a Galician piper who has collaborated with many top Celtic musicians, most notably The Chieftains. (Indeed, The Chieftains feature on a couple of tracks on the album and Paddy Maloney is a co-producer.)

Negra sombra / Black Shadow is, according to Núñez, one of the most emblematic pieces of Galician music. It was first performed in Cuba in the Havana Gran Teatro in 1867; the song is a poem by Galician poet Rosalia de Castro set to a traditional Galician tune.

On this version Carlos Núñez plays ocarina, tin whistle and tenor recorder, Ry Cooder plays acoustic and electric guitars, Javier Colina plays bass and Luz Casal provides the vocals.

Carlos Núñez – Black Shadow