Radio Tarifa

Decades: 1990s 2000s


This roots ensemble was formed in Madrid, Spain, in 1992, by Rafael ‘Fain’ Sánchez Dueñas (12 November 1951, Spain; percussion), Benjamín Escoriza (b. 20 December 1953, Spain; vocals) and Vincent Molino Cook (b. 1 October 1958, France; flute). Dueñas and Cook had been playing a mixture of flamenco, Arabic and medieval music as Ars Antiqua Musicalis since the early 80s. Following a trip to Morocco, Radio Tarifa was formed to explore further these Spanish and North African musical styles. The trio recorded Rumba Argelina, in Dueñas’ one-track home studio, overdubbing a diverse range of instruments, including Spanish guitar, bagpipes, bazouki accordion and Arabic flute, to obtain a truly multicultural sound. Intended as a document of the trio’s musical research and explorations, Rumba Argelina was released on the tiny local Sin Fin label in 1993, by which time Dueñas had moved to Germany to work as a...

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