If you're unfamiliar with Berta Rojas, you're going to thank me after reading this and checking out samples. On Salsa Roja (On Music), the Paraguayan classical guitarist shares her passion for Latin America on 12 delicious tracks. Backed on several songs by percussion and strings, Rojas plays poetically without ever slipping into nostalgia or cliche. Her technique and phrasing display years of training and a burning love for South American folk music. An album that instantly becomes a best friend.