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What’s with that? (or rock out, Roma-style)

All the ooh-ahh flutter over Golijov’s Ayre, or even the recent Dudamel & Co., and then you spot something like this:

Loredana: Marioara de la Gorj (2001)

Loredana is a Romanian Madonna pop-diva clone (here’s a more typical example from her new CD, where Roma kinda meets the Black Eyed Peas), but here shows that underneath her roots are second nature. All props to the Dude & kids, Ms. Upshaw, O.G. (and especially Gustavo Santaolalla, the real mastermind behind the sound of Ayre), but even this MTV-style context should show that the lessons of this kind of approach and energy are already all around.


Comment from jeff harrington
Time: November 22, 2007, 8:44 pm

Wow… thats hot.  Unlike uh…  ;-)

Comment from Joseph Benzola
Time: November 23, 2007, 12:29 am

Madonna or the Black Eyed Peas could only dream of being as hip as this. My people have arrived… :-)

Comment from John Clare
Time: November 23, 2007, 1:25 pm

This is stunning as well, with violinist Janine Jansen:

Comment from Eric Bruskin
Time: November 23, 2007, 5:12 pm

You said it, Jer. I like Ayre, but the only really “pop” cut is the third one, which is surprising and exciting in context. But that Loredana video just blows Golijov – Ayre OR the Passion – out of the water.

How did you “spot” this?