Federico García Lorca was the youngest and best looking member of the Generation of ’27, a Spanish avant garde poets' society whose wicked smart members also included filmmaker Luis Buñuel and man-mustache Salvador Dalí. García Lorca was a legend—his first play was about a cockroach in love with a butterfly—assassinated by the Nationalist militia one month into the Spanish Civil War, possibly for being a Marxist, probably for being gay. Anda Jaleo, which means "come on, raise a ruckus," is Josephine Foster and The Victor Herrero Band's new album on Fire Records. It's a still-in-Spanish live recording of García Lorca's 1931 Las Canciones Populares, flamenco-ed out and reframed in her trademark Josephine Foster warble. It starts with a whistle that sounds like fireworks, it feels like a good backyard. This song's about a lover sick under a lettuce leaf.
November 05, 2010