Discography

LATINA

  1. Fandango: Prueba de Fuego
  2. Landó: María Landó
  3. Tanguillo: The High Seas
  4. Joropo-Festejo: Muiñeira de Chantada
  5. Currulao: Currulao de Crisis
  6. Tarantella-Muiñeira: Epilogue
  7. Llegará, llegará, llegará
  8. Let’s Festa
  9. Bonus Track: Tarantella-Muiñeira (without narration)

Cristina Pato: Galician bagpipes, piano
Victor Prieto: accordion
Edward Perez: double bass
Eric Doob: drums

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MAY 2015
The first time Edward Perez (bass) and I played a Muiñeira, it didn’t sound traditionally Galician at all (maybe because he is from Texas and has spent years in Perú), but it did sound very familiar to me… Edward added the Joropo pattern to a Galician song and with that subtle change, he brought back memories of the way my late father, Dositeo Pato, a Galician immigrant to Venezuela, used to play.

Following this experience and another four years touring together, in 2014 I commissioned Edward to write the music for a storytelling idea that I had about exploring the different ways of understanding just one word through just one rhythm. I was intrigued by the complex meaning of the word Latina in the US and, through music, I wanted to find a way to understand and explain its journey.

The Latina 6/8 Suite is the result of that collaborative process. Opening with a fandango, a rhythm that traveled both ways across the Atlantic, and closing with a traditional Sicilian tarantella and an incredibly similar Galician muiñeira, the journey takes us through fascinating Latin-and-American rhythms in 6/8. And each one of them has behind it a compelling story of human migration.

We all have common roots, heritage, language, and way of life… but exploring how a basic 6/8 pattern has evolved in different Latin countries brings up many other topics related to the context and meaning of the word Latina that have also evolved in fascinating ways: gender, power, and human migration.

This album also contains music by close collaborators of mine. Emilio Solla’s “Llegará, llegará, llegará” and Victor Prieto’s “Let’s Festa” stretch our journey to Argentina and Brazil…

Cristina Pato

Executive Producer: Cristina Pato
Artistic Producers: Emilio Solla and Cristina Pato
Mecenas: Jody and John Arnhold

“The Latina 6/8 Suite” is an idea conceived and commissioned by Cristina Pato

Arrangements and original compositions by Edward Perez except for Track 7 (by Emilio Solla)

This album was made with a lot of love coming from my amazing band and collaborators and the incredibly generous support of 104 Kickstarter friends/backers. Including mecenas Jody and John Arnhold. See the Kickstarter project →

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The Music Of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble

Galicia no Fol

The Music Of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble (2015)

From the director of the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and the critically acclaimed Best of Enemies, Morgan Neville‘s new film The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble tells the extraordinary story of the renowned international musical collective created by legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The feature-length documentary follows this group of diverse instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they explore the power of music to preserve tradition, shape cultural evolution and inspire hope.

Director: Morgan Neville
Studio: Tremolo Productions
Cast: Yo-Yo Ma, Cristina Pato, Wu Man, Kinan Azmeh, Kayhan Kalhor

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Other Publications

Galicia no Fol

GALICIA NO FOL
Editorial Galaxia (2013)

CRISTINA PATO: GALICIA NO FOL

This book, published on the occasion of the Trasalba Award ceremony in 2013, it’s a compendium of texts on Cristina Pato written by personalities of Spanish cultural life.


Rústica

RÚSTICA
(2015)

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Migrations

MIGRATIONS
(2013)


CD

MP3

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The Galician Connection

THE GALICIAN CONNECTION
(2010)

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Tolemia

TOLEMIA
(1999)

Migrations

XILENTO
(2001)


Produced by Cristina Pato

Soas

Soas
Muller (2010)

Migrations

Cristina Pato
Misturados

Migrations

From Russia to Brazil
“Cristina Pato piano, Patrice Jegou mezzo soprano. Classical”

Migrations

El Hombre de Arena (2007) BSO


With Yo Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble

Sing Me Home

Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble
“Sing Me Home”

Migrations

Yo-Yo Ma and Friends: Grammy Award Winner 2010
“Songs of Joy and Peace” Yo-Yo Ma, Sony Masterworks

Migrations

Silk Road Ensemble: Grammy Nomination 2011
Off the Map

Migrations

With Yo Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble
“A Playlist Without Borders” gaita and piano on works by Vijay Iyer and David Bruce


Collaborations

Sonetos de Amor

Ezequiel Viñao
Sonetos de Amor

An Aids Quilt Songbook

An Aids Quilt Songbook
Sing for Hope

Migrations

Patrice Jegou
Speak Low

Migrations

Kepa Junkera
Galiza

Migrations

Cantigas de Mulleres
BOA 2012

Migrations

Miles Español
The Jazz Recording Event of 2011

Migrations

A Gift from Galicia
“A Gift from Galicia”

Migrations

Benito Cabrera
“Veinte años en cinco cuerdas”

Migrations

María do Ceo
“Celme Encantado” (2010)

Migrations

Galician Tunes (2010)

Migrations

Música Galega Hoxe (2010)

Migrations

Fasero 3
(2009)

Migrations

Citania
“Canto do Mar” (2010)

Migrations

Andrés Duende
“Astral Moon”

Migrations

Benito Cabrera
“Puente del Sur”

Migrations

Etnika
“Los sonidos de Galicia”

Migrations

Fasero
“Mar de Mares”

Migrations

Recopilatorios
“Naciones Celtas II”

Migrations

Recopilatorios
“Naciones Celtas III”

Migrations

Mutenrohi
“Cousas da Lúa”

Migrations

Mutenrohi
“Has Bailar”

Migrations

Mutenrohi
“SETE”

Migrations

Real Banda de Gaitas
“Cantigas do Mar”

Migrations

Real Banda de Gaitas
“Gran Rapsodia de Aires Populares”

Migrations

Real Banda de Gaitas
“Gallaecia”

Migrations

Real Banda de Gaitas
“Ano Santo”

Migrations

Real Banda de Gaitas
“Adelita”

Migrations

Real Banda de Gaitas
“Solistas da Real Banda”