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“Bott's beguiling voice is matched by lovely playing from David Miller and Abdul Salam Kheir. Kheir, a master of the oud (the lute's darker-textured ancestor), also sings on some tracks, including the mesmeric opening Prayer.”
“The debut release of Fred Music, Convivencia has all the frontal, immediate sound of pop music, though rendered by engineers with a level of understanding of classical acoustic instruments rarely found in the pop world… The real beneficiary in this approach, however is Bott herself…Sensual and smooth on the surface, her vocalism also digs into the text with a rare commitment worthy of spoken theatre. Rather than merely singing a few old songs, she brings an entire medieval world to life…there should be a better word for this project than crossover …Convivencia…is a well conceived package that borrows the best of both”