The Galician Connection

  1. Mundos Celtas_Celtic Worlds
  2. Meniña Gaiteira_Bagpiper Girl
  3. O Loito do Mar_Mourning Sea
  4. A Sleepin’ Bee_Abella Durminte
  5. A Pomba Dourada_The Golden Dove
  6. Caronte
  7. Miña Nai Lúa_My Mother Moon
  8. Lamento_Wail
  9. Rubias Envidias_Blond Envies
  10. Nos Altos de Washington_Washington Heights
  11. Arena y Aire II_Sand and Air II
  12. Negro Caravel

In February 2010, nine years after her last solo album, Cristina Pato releases her cd “The Galician Connection”. “The Galician Connection” is an intimate album, mature and introspective that reaffirms her successful career as a global artist. Cristina Pato has evolved as a musician and this album shows it.

With collaborations by singer Rosa Cedron (ex-Luar na Lubre, Mike Oldfield), accordion player Victor Prieto and his trio, canadian mezzo soprano Patrice Jegou, Javier Cedron’s string quartet, Carlos Beceiro’s bouzouki and her band members Laura Amado (voice), David G. Outumuro (percussions), Xan Padron and Raquel Pato. “The Galician Connection” was recorded in New York, Madrid, Galicia and Lisbon; produced by Cristina Pato for Zouma Records the cd includes 12 works composed by Cristina Pato, Victor Prieto, Xan Padrón, Rosa Cedrón and Raquel Pato among others.

“The Galician Connection” is a very intimate, personal and sincere project that connects Galician bagpipe to contemporary Music with Works like Caronte, Lamento or Meniña Gaiteira, to Jazz with Mundos Celtas or Nos Altos de Washington or to American classics like Sleepin’ Bee…including the connection to pop with Rubias Envidias.” The Galician Connection” includes the other side of Cristina as a collaborative pianist, accompanying Rosa Cedron and Patrice Jegou in works composed by Harold Arlen/Truman Capote, Raquel Pato and Rosa Cedrón (Sleepin’ Bee, Negro Caravel, Miña Nai Lúa). In “The Galician Connection” Galician bagpipe and piano connect from contemporary music to jazz…

“The Galician Connection” is the beginning of a new step for one of the most international stars of the gaita. A pioneer on the use of the Galician bagpipe as a global instrument, Cristina Pato continues showing the possibilities of her instrument through contemporary music and her own language.

Cristina Pato is a member of Yo Yo Ma’s The Silk Road Ensemble.