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Eco Chef Roger Feely

Flor de Azahar from the Bay to Andalusia

New FAVI "Flor de Azahar" Mixtape by DJ Santero

FLOR DE AZAHAR (#ORANGEBLOSSOM MIXTAPE x DJ SANTERO VOL 1) by FaviSF

After opening with a tight refix of the already classic "Abrazame" with Los Rakas, Raka Dun stays on board as a flamenco guitar and a cajon form the beat for a jam that seems like it may be called "me gustas tu". This song will be huge.

Favi features Andalusian roots again with a smooth version of Manzanita's huge Flamenco Gitano Rumba jam "Verde". The tune borrows lyrics from the poem Romance Sonámbulo by the great Federico Garcia Lorca. With a hip hop flow, smoother than butter melodies and nice lyrics, Favi takes this tune to another level.

Many Andalusian singers and other singers from around the globe have used Garcia Lorca's poems for lyrics. Camaron de La Isla alone has pulled heavily from the Lorca repertoire with great success.

Garcia Lorca was also a pianist. Paco de Lucia released an LP with guitar arrangements based on 12 Garcia Lorca compositions when he was just a teenager. I was lucky enough to track down this 1965 LP somewhere in Barcelona many years ago. It survived in my tiny crate of records that was recently downsized from thousands to hundreds.

Tune: Zorongo Gitano by Paco de Lucía & Ricardo Mondrego from 12 Canciones de Garcia Lorca Para Guitarra

Tune: Bodas De Sangre by Pata Negra from Los Gitanos Cantan a Federico Garcia Lorca




After some tight lyricism rooted in Andalucia, Favi takes it to the Bay.
"Take me to the Bay" reps the Bay Area hard. A reggae cover of the Chile Peppers tune Under the Bridge swapping the city in lyrics from LA to San Francisco. "I walk the hills cause she knows who I am". Definitely a future Bay Area anthem. No Joke.

DEDICATED TO ALL THAT LOVE DEFEND AND REPRESENT FOR THEIR CITY #LANDNLIFE VOCALS PRODUCED BY FREDDY STYLEZ @STYL0

Santero and Favi keep it conscience with a ride on Jr Gong's "It Was Written" tune and more reggae and soul fire. They even find room for a couple of fun cumbia party tracks, all the while keeping it positive.



And to keep the dance moving, here is a new Willa Demphra track