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After a tour in caravans, Nilda returns to the States to record the spanish vocals of this album, replica of the french one.

This Spanish version is simultaneously recorded with "Innu Nikamu". It is similar in every respect with the exception of Suite, replaced by a poem of Lorca which closes the album. The texts of these songs, very autobiographical inspiration, are written on the coast of Levante in Spain.

Production : Michel CAMILO, Nilda FERNÁNDEZ

Recording, mix, mastering . Phil MAGNOTTI

Assistant . Andy KATZ

"Carriage House studios", Stamford, CT (USA)

Piano, accordion : Michel CAMILO

Guitars : Chuck LOEB - Keyboards : Clifford CARTER

Drums : Cliff ALMOND - Bass : Anthony JACKSON, Gilles COQUARD

Percussion : Guarionex AQUINO - Flutes : Dave VALENTIN

Bombo : Dario LUCCIANI - Palmas : Benoît MARDON

Gospel choirs : Willard Meeks Ensemble

Direction, organ and piano : Willard MEEKS

Guitars "criollas" : Lucho GONZÁLEZ, Rodrigo MOSQUERA

Trumpet : Michael MOSSMAN - Saxo tenor : Ralph BOWEN

Saxo bariton : Garry SMULYAN

Orchestra recorded by Mike Ross TREVOR

"Whitfield street studios" (London)

Concert Master : Gayvin WRIGHT

Orchestra arrangements : Michel CAMILO,


Brass arrangements : Michel CAMILO

Orchestrations : Joseph GIANONO

Pre-production : Gilles COQUARD, Pascal COQUARD,


Photos : Patrick SHEANDELL

Art work : Saïd CHERGUI / Point 3 / FIFAX / Florilèges

Songs written by Nilda FERNANDEZ

except "Just as I am" (Ch. Ellot / W.B. Bradburg)

and "El poeta" (F.G. Lorca/N.Fernandez)