As promised, I am writing to you from WOMEX in beautiful Seville, Spain, where each night there is a music festival on three different stages. Last night's highlights were A Filleta, an exquisite a capella ensemble from Corsica. Like the medieval European artisans who never thought of themselves as individuals, who subordinated themselves to a greater goal, A Filleta build musical cathedrals. The other hit of the night was the ragged but right, electrified oud played by Mehdi Haddab of Speed Caravan. This band definitely knows how to get an audience jumping. I'm hot on the trail of videos for each band, so hopefully, in a few weeks you'll get to see these two excellent and totally different bands.