The band are critical darlings but if you listen closely you'll hear the daggers coming out. Ojos de Brujo or Wizard Eyes have performed a pretty neat trick, balancing tradition and modern relevance, working in one of the toughest arenas in world music; flamenco. Their cocky dismissal of criticism from the fanatical flamenco purists is as refreshing as their sound. On their album, Bari, Ojos de Brujo snap and bristle with authentic syncopation and cool loops. Their sound is a life lesson to music purists: there are no sacred cows only short-sighted individuals struggling to uphold traditions that have stood for centuries on their own. It's true, you have to know where you've been before you can know where you're going, but given the choice, to live is to look in front of you not behind.
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