July 14, 2011

Javier Limón brings ‘Mujeres de Agua’ to Istanbul

Istanbul’s Cemil Topuzlu Open-air Theater on Friday night will be the stage for an international musical collaboration that draws inspiration from the voices of women singers from around the Mediterranean.

Aptly titled “Mujeres de Agua” ( Women of Water), the project will see four Mediterranean divas -- Buika from Spain, Aynur from Turkey, Rita from Israel and Glykeria from Greece -- present their breathtaking renditions of flamenco tunes by famous Spanish producer, composer and guitarist Javier Limón.

Limón, a winner of five Latin Grammy Awards, embraces and blends together Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and jazz in his music. Limón, as a songwriter and producer, has worked on albums for world music stars including Mariza and Buika, in addition to his previous work with legendary names Paco de Lucía, Enrique Morente and Bebo Valdés. Now he is presenting his third studio album, “Mujeres de Agua,” following his “Limón” and “Son de Limón.”

His new album will have its Turkey debut when the jewels of Mediterranean music, Buika, Aynur, Sandra Carrassco, Rita and Glykeria, share the same stage with Limón on Friday as part of this year’s Istanbul International Jazz Festival.

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