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Milton Carrero and the Here Now World Music Project

Milton Carrero began writing songs at the age of 17, inspired by the beauty and social complexities of his Puerto Rican land. Born in Zaragoza and currently living in Pennsylvania, Milton is a pilgrim troubadour.

“Inside a cave” is the second album by singer-songwriter Milton Carrero. It stems from the fusion of international influences interwoven to create a piece of craftsmanship.

The album was recorded by the team of La Mota Recording at one of the caves of the Sacromonte neighborhood in Granada. It unites gypsy voices with rhythms from Africa and the Caribbean, incorporating elements of flamenco, jazz, son, bossa nova and reggae. Every song marks a pathway in a sonorous map without frontiers.

Supported by the best of Granada’s young talent -- including guitarist and composer David Heredia, bassist Joan Masana, windplayer Joaquín Sanchez, Celia Prado on viola and Jesús Santiago Rubias on percussion-- this album is a voice of alert for the respect and conservation of the planet’s natural treasures.

Milton produced his first album, “Transparente y Desnudo” in 2006, under the pseudonym of Mitra Shanti, which means friend of peace in India’s Sanskrit language. That first album enabled Milton to travel across Latin America, Europe and the United States, sharing the stage and memories with various personal heroes, including the Puerto Rican singer Danny Rivera and the late Argentine troubadour Facundo Cabral.

After spending several seasons living in the Sacromonte caves, and seeing the need to protect these spaces, Milton decided to bring international attention to the beauty that lives inside these caves.

From the descriptions of Caribbean beaches to the pain of a mother minutes after losing her child, from the intoxication of love to the separation of souls, from the struggles of our daily lives, to the mysticism of death and the wonders of our spiritual paths, Milton Carrero invites us with his songs to reflect about the world we live in and the one we once dared to imagine.