Jose Saavedra Iguina CD Release @ Plush on Friday
Jose Saavedra Iguina and La Desgracia Ensemble will celebrate the new album release "Ver Cada Ver" at Plush on Friday, August 24th, 2007. Redlands will open at 9:30pm, then at 10:30pm Jose Saavedra and La Desgracia Ensemble, and at 11:30pm Seven to Blue.
“He sings with the passion and heart of a poet as he addresses war, politics and human nature.”
Rugelio Yubeta Olivas, Tucson Citizen, August 23, 2007
“The album marks the final chapter in a trilogy of recordings, three compilations of poetry written over the last decade in Tucson, Puerto Rico, Minnesota and during his two years in the Peace Corps in Guatemala.”
Gerald M. Gay, Arizona Daily Star, August 23, 2007
The Puerto Rico-born Saavedra, whose friends call him Pepo, is a treasure, performing his original compositions in the delicate, refreshing style nuevo canción known throughout much of Latin America, fusing it with elements of British and American folk and his own imagistic songwriting. The result is a collection of songs that verge on being fired in the forge of, if not magical realism, a kind of humanistic mysticism.
Gene Armstrong, Tucson Weekly, August 23, 2007