Arid Island Music invites you to freely enjoy some sample sounds from recent sessions, concerts and work-in-progress from musicians performing in the Amusik, Le Caravan, Canela Jam Band and other Arid Island and associated formations.
Follow aridisland.com to follow the development of some, we think you will agree, interesting musical projects revolving and evolving around the figure of that very versatile musician, the polydextrous multi-instrumentalist, musical director and producer Marco Fernández Carrascosa and the Amusic Sociedad Cooperativa Integral based in and around the village of Lajares in the North of the Canary Island of Fuerteventura off the Atlantic coasts of Southern Morocco and Western Sahara, in the Spanish Province of Las Palmas on the Ultra-periphery of the European Union. End of the World Music.
Arid Island Music is End of the World Music (Lajares Jazz, World, Swing, Folk, Rock, Soul, Rhythm & Blues… enough with the genres already) and is a futuristic project of the Amusic Sociedad Cooperativa Integral of Lajares, Fuerteventura. We help create, produce, record, publish and perform music inspired on this island.
Ok, so since we’re on a roll, let’s continue with the following numbers recorded at the Canela Café jam session of November 27th, both featuring Matt Makena’s voice and lyrics; Marco’s flugelhorn. Canela Jam Band music. “Money Colour Red“:
with the Canela Jam Band. Introducing Indra. Dedicated to Lou Reed out there on the wild side.
(Below) Matt and Indra performing on a Friday at sunset in the old port of El Cotillo, on the coast just down the road from Lajares. Beautiful sunsets out West over the Atlantic there… Clear clean air.
Inma joined MdM, Marco, Richie, Fernando and Jagan at the Canela Jam session on Wednesday September 18th and came out with the following improvised sound we’re calling “Caravan to Lajares”, since Inma and Ricardo (“Richie”) are two components of the band that has been performing in the North of Fuerteventura under the name ‘Le Caravan’ in different configurations with the same essential components for several years now (and the rest of the guys have been working together with Arid Island here in Lajares, Fuerteventura)…
This is Inma, voice; Marco, electric guitar; Richie, bass guitar; Jagan, bongos; Fernando, drums. A thrilling session featuring here Inma’s inspired Mediterranean sound which then segues…: Jam improvisation: “Caravan to Lajares”: (Lajares Jazz):