Traditional global sounds appear to be migratory, riding the trade winds to spring to life in the most unlikely of places. Scotland's Salsa Celtica seem to take perverse pleasure in mashing Cuban salsa with Highland pipes, but on their newly released second CD, the arrangements are so well finessed, you'd think clave and pipes had rocked in the same cradle. El Agua De La Vida (The Water Of Life) effortlessly melds the two disparate genres. While the thought of haggis and tortillas may seem repugnant at the outset, you owe it to yourself to give Salsa Celtica a taste.
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