Salsa in Kilts?
November 25, 2007 11:52 AM   Subscribe

Salsa in Kilts! I was not aware of them until seeing them in the (excellent) movie Driving Lessons. WOW! Meet Salsa Celtica.
posted by spock (9 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Oooh. This is fun! I like unexpected combinations (you got your chocolate in my peanut butter!), but was not sure how this would go.

Up until about 6:20, it just seemed like they were playing the odd riff on the bagpipes sandwiched between sections of salsa.

But then they somehow pulled out a kick-butt salsa complete with campana on top of the celtic fiddles and it worked. And then at the end--bagpipes alongside shouts of "gozalo!" and the scraping rhythm of the g├╝iro.

posted by Stewriffic at 12:35 PM on November 25, 2007

Fascinating mix of two pretty different styles of music.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 12:44 PM on November 25, 2007

I've heard something similar to this on a set of CD's I have called "Planet Soup." "Reel "En Su Salsa" by Matto Congrio.

The two go surprisingly well together.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 1:04 PM on November 25, 2007

Ruben Blades did some nice mashing up of styles on 'MUNDO' released in 2002. Uilleann pipes and fiddle are pretty awesome in that setting.
posted by greenskpr at 1:23 PM on November 25, 2007

I have an album by these guys and it's really quite fascinating- a strange mix of very different styles that in many cases just *works*, as mentioned above.

Well worth seeking out if you like one or both of these styles. My spanish-speaking Irish wife was in heaven when I brought this CD home :)
posted by EricGjerde at 2:03 PM on November 25, 2007

Maybe haggis will become edible when drowned in a nice Pico de Gallo. The bagpipes are almost listenable when drowned out by a nice Merengue...
posted by wendell at 2:26 PM on November 25, 2007

This was a treat, I'd never have found it otherwise. Thank you.
posted by annieb at 5:49 PM on November 25, 2007

Didn't enjoy that movie much, but their scene made me glad I watched it. Thanks for the reminder!
posted by Coaticass at 11:08 PM on November 25, 2007

What a great find - I really enjoyed it!
posted by Melinika at 2:14 PM on November 27, 2007

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