Elena Andujar’s latest album successfully integrates flamenco into the world of dance, with house mixes fit for listeners in need of hypnotic and deep beats. The new album Flamenco In Time also introduces percussionist, singer and songwriter Antonio Andujar. Elena herself was born in Sevilla, the birthplace of flamenco. She went on to perform flamenco dancing professionally with Antonio Canales on his Japanese tour in 1990 with Ketama. She rose in prominence after Joaquín Cortés asked her to sing in his shows Cibayi (1993) and Pasión Gitana (1994). Several decades later, she continues to be very active in flamenco and its integration into other forms of music, with her second album Flamenco In Time showing fusion experiments in dance.
“Fever” (Teaser Mix) is a very effective example — with lively spurts of brass complementing her vibrant vocals alongside a dance-laden rhythmic backbone and structural direction. Hypnotic and successful, the aesthetic reminds of Rita Lee though with added flamenco.
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