Juan Pablo Villa. We first heard this guy's music while in Canada. Not live, but from some online videos and pieces. He had gathered musical traditions from different peoples, like cardenche singers from the north of Mexico, or Inuit throat singers from Canada and Alaska. And the result was, frankly, deeply moving.
Sunday we had the chance to hear him live for the first time, at Mexico City's Centro Nacional de las Artes. He came through as authentic as he sounded. And his canto cardenche moved me to - almost - tears.
A must if you can get hold of him (click here to go to his MySpace page).