New album from Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela will release their new album on January 23rd 2012. Entitled Area 52, the album is their first recorded collaboration with another group of musicians; a thirteen piece Cuban orchestra, collectively known as the C.U.B.A.

The album has been produced by Peter Asher, known for his work with James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, 10,000 Maniacs and Diana Ross; as well as being A&R at Apple Records. The album was co-produced by Rodrigo.

Guests on the album include Anoushka Shankar on sitar, rock drummer John Tempesta (The Cult, White Zombie, Testament) on two tracks, jazz bass player Carles Benavent (Miles Davis, Chick Corea) on two tracks and Palestinian group Le Trio Joubran.

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