The word Cantiga means "song" in the language of Alfonso the wise, the 13th century Spanish "King of the Three Religions" whose royal court was a haven for Christian, Muslim, and Jewish musicians. Following in their tradition, the members of Cantiga are dedicated to the inclusive spirit of musical improvisation which has flourished among musicians in cultural crossroads throughout history and continues to be celebrated in today's diverse Global Village.
Cantiga's website has more information about the band, as well as photos and audio/video samples of their music!
Related, The New World Renaissance Band features members of Cantiga playing with Owain Phyfe.
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