1st May 2009
(“Wizard Eyes”) played a stupendous gig on the Philharmonic.
They are a ten-piece band from Barcelona who play music including flamenco,
hip-hop, dub, bangra and Afro-Cuban sounds. They have won the BBC 3 World
Music Award for Europe and Best European Act. They have also have kept
their independence by setting up their own record label “La Fábrica
de Colores”, and their songs are about life, poverty and social
None of this information conveys the sheer joyfulness of their Ojos de
Bruyo’s performance. Here they had a large chunk of the audience
up and dancing after the third number, defying the Philharmonic “Dance
A fabulous flamenco dancer in exotic costumes stamped the stage, all
kinds of drummers beat out complex rhythms, the DJ scratched and delivered
the fastest rap ever, while the main singer Marina Abad poured out songs
of love, anger, and humour.
It was obvious the band members all appreciated each other’s talents
and skills, and they conveyed their enjoyment to the audience.
Next time Ojos de Bruyo visit Liverpool – don’t miss them.
Comment left by Wizzard's eyes on 10th June, 2009 at 21:34
er, it's actually Ojos de Brujo with a J (Brujo=Wizzard)