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René Griffiths-Celtica Latina
Title
René Griffiths-Celtica Latina
Date
August 2005
Company
Ffin Records
Brief
Production, arranging and recording René Griffiths for the album Celtica Latina.

René Griffiths

René Griffiths is singer and songwriter born of Welsh ancestors in Patagonia, South America. René brings together the twin cultural influences from Wales and South American in the unique album Celtica Latina, which has been featured on BBC Radio 3 Late Junction and BBC World Service World of Music.

"The music style is a Patagonian hybrid of Latin Argentine rhythms with Celtic traditional melodies. The CD includes some well-known traditional songs, along with original compositions written by Griffiths, which demonstrate a rich poetic vocabulary in Spanish and Welsh."
Western Mail

René is the subject of the 2010 film Seperado starring Gruff Rhys from Welsh rock band Super Furry Animals. The Guardian gave the film 4 stars, summing it up as "a delightful experience – hilarious and surprising, but earnest in its belief that music can define and connect cultures."
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Ganwyd René Griffiths ym Mhatagonia o dras Gymreig ac mae'n canu'n bennaf yn Gymraeg a Sbaeneg. Mae René yn ganwr, cyfansoddwr caneuon a gitarydd, ac mae ei dreftadaeth ddiwylliannol a cherddorol gymysg wedi esgor ar groesiad Patagonaidd unigryw o rythmau'r Ariannyn a cherddoriaeth Geltaidd draddodiadol. Mae Celtica Latina'n gasgliad amrywiol o ganeuon traddodiadol a gwreiddiol yn adlewyrchu ei dreftadaeth gerddorol.

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René Griffiths nació en Patagonia, sus antepasados eran de origen galés, y canta principalmente en castellaño y en galés. Un canautor y guitarrista, su herencia cultural y musical ha concluído en una conbinación Patagónia única de ritmos argentinos y música tradicional céltico-galesa. Celtica Latina es una colección de canciones originales y tradicionales, reflejando las dos partes de su herencia musical.


Credits

Guitar/vocals: René Griffiths
Guitars/charango/percussion: Dylan Fowler
Accordian: Luke Goss
Violin: Iolo Jones
Backing vocals: Heledd Wyn
Harmonium: John Hardy

Producer: John Hardy
Recorded and mixed by Stewart Lucas for John Hardy Music.

CD: René Griffiths - Celtica Latina
13 tracks, total duration 39:11

£8.99  

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Celtica Latina - tracklist:

1. Breuddwyd Michael D. Jones


2. Mae’r Noson Wedi Disgyn


3. Porque Yo Te Amo


4. Heno, Mae’n Bwrw Cwrw


5. Una Muchacha y Una Guitarra


6. Dail yr Hydref


7. Gyda’r Nos yn y Gwanwyn


8. Primavera Otoñal


9. Chacarera


10. Leisa Fach


11. Myfanwy


12. Las Chicas de Gaiman


13. Etifeddiaeth