With the musical production of the Costa Rican Walter Flores, the Irish band Baile An Salsa presents Ériu, his second and most recent musical production.
Formed in 2012 in Galway by the Uruguayan singer and songwriter Andres Martorell, Baile An Salsa is integrated by musicians from 7 different countries that fuse traditional Irish music with Latin rhythms. They debuted in 2014 with the acclaimed Tribu production. Baile An Salsa hosts instruments used in Celtic music such as fiddle (a version of the violin), button accordion (a version of the accordion) the uillean pipes (Irish bagpipes), the Irish banjo, the bodrhan (Irish drum), as well as the low whistle and Tin Whistle – Irish flutes – and establish a dialog with the format of the salsa to create new limits and horizons.
Ériu, recorded in the well-known Studios Grouse Lodge Studios, contains 11 original songs. The Dancing Bodhran opens the album, a mystic wraps this cut from the beginning, the frenzied discharge, with the Bodhran (typical Irish drum) and the single Walter Flores in the flute that come next will leave us wanting more and more. Marry Me bridges bridges between Celtic music and merengue with a reggae ending. The Cumbia De Gerardo is a cadence melody with texts of social denunciation. Long Way Home is a cheerful mambo. Parallel Lines alternates a 6/8 with a 9. Louth Samba, inspired by a region of Ireland, includes elements of funk, while Conmigo Te Llevare presents a Dominican influence. Dublin Town, with outstanding participation of Colm Naughton in the mandolin, is an Irish ballad framed in a beautiful bolero. Together Together is a calypso with good vibration. Ya’No Mires Pa’Atras is a sticky sauce that invites you to keep going despite the problems. Saturday On Sea Road is dedicated to an iconic street in the heart of Galway.
An album made, in the words of its own director, with “corazon y a todo pulmon”. Eriu infects us with a positive message that, at the same time, is danceable. An Salsa Dance is here to stay and this is an incredible album that can not be missed.