Rodrigo y Gabriela
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As unlikely a sensation as any on paper, the flamenco duo Rodrigo y Gabriela is a high-energy and highly entertaining exploration of all the acoustic guitar has to offer, which helps explain its appeal. Neophytes leave converted by the dozens. Still, we understand why the pair decided to try something different with last year’s Area 52, a disc recorded in collaboration with the 13-piece Cuban orchestra C.U.B.A. as well as other guest players sitting in on the oud and sitar.