Although flamenco is the main source of inspiration for this world-renowned Spanish band, the eight members of Ojos de Brujo tend to incorporate various musical influences into their compositions. What else can you expect from a band of gypsies who hail from Barcelona, a literal crossroads for the best musical traditions in Europe? Take, for instance, the funk-inflected brass on "Color" or the presence of tablas on tunes such as "Todo Tiende" and "Feedback," all of which give the songs a Middle-Eastern/Indian feel that is not completely foreign to flamenco. Lyrics about social justice are always present in this group's music (they often speak out about the plight of immigrants during their live shows), and the message is clear on "Pedras vs. Tanques" (Rocks versus Tanks), a tune with lyrics that wax critically against politicians... More >>>