|Ojos de Brujo|
|Origin||formed in Spain|
|Genre(s)||Flamenco, Hip-hop, World music|
La Fábrica de Colores
Ojos de Brujo ("Wizard Eyes" in English) is a nine-piece band from Barcelona, Spain, who describe their style as "jipjop flamenkillo" (hip-hop with a little flamenco). Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Flamenco is a Spanish term that refers both to a musical genre known for its intricate rapid passages and a dance genre characterized by its audible footwork Hip hop is a cultural movement which developed in New York City in the 1970s primarily among African Americans and Latinos. The term world music includes Traditional music (sometimes called Folk music or roots music of any culture that are created and played by indigenous musicians Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Edel Music was founded in 1986 by Michael Haentjes in Germany as a mail order Record company selling mostly soundtracks English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Barcelona ( Catalan bəɾsəˈlonə Spanish baɾθeˈlona is the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Hip hop music, also referred to as rap music, is a Music genre typically consisting of a rhythmic vocal style called rap which is accompanied with Flamenco is a Spanish term that refers both to a musical genre known for its intricate rapid passages and a dance genre characterized by its audible footwork  The band sold over 100,000 copies of their self-produced Barí album, and has received several awards, among these the BBC Radio 3 World Music Award for Europe in 2004 (having also been nominated in 2003).
Their success is also notable for being achieved without the aid of label backing; they set up their own label, La Fábrica de Colores, to get complete artistic freedom for Barí, away from the pressure they perceived from their record company Edel Records for their debut Vengue. Edel Music was founded in 1986 by Michael Haentjes in Germany as a mail order Record company selling mostly soundtracks 
Flamenco is clearly central to their sound; Ramón Giménez observed "the magic lies in the flamenco. . . that is the heartbeat of Ojos de Brujo's songs. " However, they are definitely not pure flamenco. Xavi Turull said: ". . . we don't pretend to do flamenco. What we are doing is using the richness of flamenco and the richness of other music to build up something different. Maybe sometimes I would say that flamenco is the strongest ingredient, but we don't pretend to be doing flamenco. " Upon the release of their first album, Vengue (1999), the flamenco fusion group did receive a lot of skepticism and criticism from the flamenco purists. Many of them refused to acknowledge that the music was true flamenco and that it strayed from its foundation, style, and structure. However, according to the group, their music reflects the past of flamenco and its multicultural roots. Looking at the gypsies themselves, a people from Pakistan, India, the Middle East, Rome and Spain definite hybrid, diversity, and multiculturalism. Ojos de Brujos takes this same theme and blends flamenco music with the diverse musical genres of today like hip hop and pop to modernize flamenco.  For example Flamenco is combined in their music with other influences including Afro-Cuban,  the rap and scratching/turntablism of hip-hop, and Indian music. Rapping (also known as emceeing, MCing, spitting, or just rhyming) is the Rhythmic spoken delivery of Rhymes wordplay and "Scratching" is also a Present participle of " Scratch " and may also refer to a form of street art Scratching Turntablism is the art of manipulating sounds and creating music using phonograph turntables and a DJ mixer. Hip hop is a cultural movement which developed in New York City in the 1970s primarily among African Americans and Latinos. The music of India' includes multiple varieties of folk, popular, pop, and classical music. The music of Ojos de Brujo uses the drama of flamenco, but carries it along on a steady rhythmic foundation, making the group's music a closer relative to rumba Catalan, the danceable hybrid of flamenco and Afro-Cuban rhythms. Usually the focus of Ojos' songs are the vocals by Marina Abad, which move smoothly from gritty flamenco wail to authoritative rapping. It's also no coincidence that flamenco and hip-hop are joined together, even though they began oceans apart. Both of these music styles were originally from an oppressed people, the gypsies and African-Americans. The blend of music opens up their audience base and provides more opportunity to keep creating new types of sounds. 
Ojos de Brujo also appeals to the youth by addressing social issues and concerns within their music. The group name, Eyes of the Wizard reflects this theme. According to group members, the eyes of the wizard look deeper into the issues and reveal the truth. Many people think that the band is names Eyes of the Witch, however, Brujo is masculine; Bruja is the Spanish for witch. Moreover, none of their songs address politics; instead many reveal current social situations in Spain. One of their songs, “Nada en la nevera” (2001), “Nothing in the Fridge,” Ojos de Brujos highlights poverty, not only in Spain but throughout the world by singing about someone who wakes up every morning to find nothing the refrigerator. Criticizing society, in the song “Naita” the singer says “La sangre se me revela, Cuando me pongo a pensar, Que aquí unos tienen de tó, Y otros no tienen de ná” or “My blood boils when I think that there are some who have everything and others who have nothing”.  Mixing “dub, hip hop, and flamenco, just to name a few, allows Ojos de Brujo a wide range of expression. By blending flamenco and rumba, grabbing handfuls of hip hop, dub and modern-sounding drum licks and bass lines the group makes forward-looking music that could definitely have been made only in Spain and probably only in Barcelona. ”  Creating variety in beats, lyrics, and instruments only enhances their social and cultural message and reflects the modern and highly globalized society in which they perform.
This list is taken from their third album, Techarí (2006):
The CD also features guest appearances by a large number of other musicians, including Nitin Sawhney and Prithpal Rajput from Asian Dub Foundation as well as many Spanish artists. A cajón (ka'xɔn (plural Cajones not cajons (Spanish for 'crate' 'drawer' or 'box' is a kind of box Drum played by slapping the front face (generally thin plywood with "Scratching" is also a Present participle of " Scratch " and may also refer to a form of street art Scratching Nitin Sawhney (born 1964) is an English musician producer and Composer. Asian Dub Foundation are a British electronica band that plays a mix of Breakbeat, dub, Dancehall and Ragga, also