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Bebo & Cigala
Published August 1, 2005

Blanco y Negro: Bebo & Cigala: En Vivo
Calle 54

Winners of this year’s BBC World Music Award in the Boundary Crossing category for their Lagrimas Negras album, Bebo Valdes (piano) and Diego El Cigala (vocals) have fashioned the perfect fusion of classic flamenco and Cuban jazz. The two-video set should go a long way toward further enhancing their growing reputation as innovators. The first disc, in glorious black and white, showcases the duo and their band in an 80-minute concert, while the second, La Cocina de Bebo Y Cigala, documents recording sessions and rehearsals. Thoroughly entertaining and entrancing.