Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hugo Blanco y su Conjunto

Artist: Hugo Blanco y su Conjunto
LP: "Mas" Ritmo con Hugo Blanco
Song: "Suky"
[ listen ]

Here's some heavenly harp music (plus organ!) from talented Venezuelan musician Hugo Blanco and his Conjunto. Born in Caracas in 1940, Hugo received only two months of musical education, yet when he was 18 years old in 1958, he composed one of Venezuela's most internationally famous songs, "Moliendo Café." Not only that, but in the 1960s, he founded Venezuela's first ska group, Las Cuatro Monedas. You can read more about Hugo Blanco in Spanish here and here, and go here to read less about him in English. Click here to listen to Hugo's harp rendition of "Moliendo Café."

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