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The Living Road is the name of the second album by Mexican American singer Lhasa de Sela released in 2003.

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Slow flowing passionate beauty.

  • Jan 4, 2010
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 The Living Road is the second album by the American Mexican Singer Songwriter Lhasa de Sela who died of Breast Cancer january 1st  2010, only 37 years old.

She made only tree albums - 1. 1998 - La Llorona./  2. 2003  - The Living Road/  3. 2009  - Lhasa.

The Living Road is my favorite of her albums, her music is melodious and full of slow flowing beauty delivered in a passionate husky voice full of haunting emotions.
Check out this song from the Living Road and you will hear what I mean.


This song is typical for her style, the very unique timbre of her voice and the slow passionate delivery where every note says so much and is full to brim af powerfull emotion.

The instrumentation on the album is mainly acoustic, the focus is on Piano, guitar, bass, drums and strings, spiced with percussion, brass and reeds.

The arrangements are carefully worked out and reflect her singing style, every note counts and says so much.
The Music is a fusion of  Mexican music, European Gypsy music with some Jazz and alternative rock in the blend, and the way she sings reminds me sometimes of blues and soul singers.
She had the ability to write simple melodies which never sound cliched or banal and there is always so much content in her writing, the songs owerflow with meaning and emotion.

On her website it says that  "Two concerts in Iceland in  May (2009) were to be her last" (http://lhasadesela.com/)
I did not go to see her and thought oh well I will catch her next time, unfortunately there will be no next time, yet another reminder to" seize the day - Carpe diem."
Her death is a Great loss and she will be sadly missed.





Slow flowing passionate beauty. Slow flowing passionate beauty. Slow flowing passionate beauty. Slow flowing passionate beauty.

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I have a BA in Philosophy but my main interest is Music. I play the piano andI have also learned a little to play the Guitar, Violin, Drum Set and the Djembe.   The Music I love the most is … more
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The Living Road is the name of the second album by Mexican American singer Lhasa de Sela released in 2003.

  • "Con toda palabra"
  • "La marée haute"
  • "Anywhere on this road"
  • "Abro la ventana"
  • "J'arrive à la ville"
  • "La frontera"
  • "La confession"
  • "Small song"
  • "My name"
  • "Pa'llegar a tu lado"
  • "Para el fin del mundo o el año nuevo"
  • "Soon this space will be too small"
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