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‘Los Desterrados take the music of the Sephardic Jews, with its strong Latin influences, and drag it effortlessly into the 21st Century with lashings of Spanish folk and Balkan soul.’
‘...as violins and Spanish guitars intertwine, it's hard to know where or when you are.’
‘... well selected songs, passionately performed, this mix of traditional sounds cut with a jazzy tinge will appeal to Gipsy Kings and Radio Tarifa lovers.’
‘North London's Los Desterrados tackle the traditional Sephardic repertoire with rather un-English passion and up-tempo energy. Some of these numbers have been performed for more than a millennium, but the urgency of these performances makes the years fall away.’
‘Cheerfully eclectic... Never a dull moment, and done with infectious enthusiasm’
Los Desterrados bring vibrant new life to the ancient music of the Sephardic Jews. Fusing Spanish Flamenco and the fiery Gypsy melodies of the Balkans and Greece with the rhythms of North Africa and Turkey, Los Desterrados have created a rootsy Mediterranean sound that is wholly their own.
Featuring traditional instruments such as the cajon and oud with vocals in Ladino, the language of the Sephardic Jews, or Hebrew, the unconventional arrangements and rousing rhythms Los Des wield are heavily influenced by the music they've all grown up on as native North Londoners - rock n' roll, jazz, folk, flamenco, funk and soul.