1. Muiñeira for Cristina
  2. Muiñeira de Carmen
  3. Blue in green
  4. Dindi
  5. Gaitango (A Cristina Pato)
  6. Remain Alert
  7. Rosiña
  8. Jota de Pontevedra
  9. Pandeirada bestia
  10. Mala entraña ou o Pasodobre de Paderne

Migrations is purely and simply the result of years searching for my own voice and my place as an artist. It is the synthesis of my classical training, my visceral connection to Galician popular music and my career in world music. Migrations is a way of understanding and approaching music as an organic being that grows, changes and evolves through the collaboration with other musicians and the influence of other musical worlds.My name is Cristina Pato and I play the Gaita, the Galician Bagpipe, and the piano, two instruments that represent two very different ways of understanding music; two instruments that represent two completely different traditions; and two very different facets of my personality represented in this new album.

With Migrations I want to re-introduce myself to my audience and introduce myself to the new audience that would be discovering the Galician bagpipe with this music. Migration is a concept closely related to my culture, my family and my life. The idea of things and persons finding their space in another place without loosing their identity serves here as the metaphor of my own way of finding a musical language that would honor my roots, my instincts, my education and all the beautiful things I have learned from other artists in my personal trip…

My personal and musical migration and all the things that, migrating, have constantly changed the path I was supposed to follow and made me create my own way…

Executive Producer:
Cristina Pato

Artistic Producers:
Emilio Solla and Cristina Pato

Cristina Pato & The NYC Band:
Cristina Pato: gaita, piano, flute, vocals, pandeireta
Victor Prieto: accordion
Edward Perez: double bass
Eric Doob: drums

The Guests:
Edmar Castañeda, harp (1)
John Hadfield, percussion (1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Colin Jacobsen, violin (4, 6)
Emilio Solla, piano (5)
Sandeep Das, tabla (6)
Xan Padrón, bouzouki (7)
Mike Block, cello (4, 8)
Roberto Comesaña, accordion (10)
Suso Vaamonde, gaita (10)

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