Showcases 2019

Anna Ferrer
Video: https://youtu.be/9gTdvuACxm0

 

 

Anna Ferrer: Lead singer
Guillem Aguilar: Strings (Base and Mandolin)
Didac Fernandez: Percussion and SPD
Panxi Baddi: Electronics

This project harbors Ana Ferrer’s own melodies while showcasing her musical and personal process over the last two years; including lyrics and a song from when she was 14 years old.
Anna looks for her earthly existence, the natural one, the one closest to those folkloric vibes from Menorca, and although she has not focused specifically on the academic aspect of her music, she has rather based herself on Tel-uricas musicians natural born melodical expertise. It is clear the Mediterranean character that her band breathes into each of their songs. Tel-urica wants to be towards music, what Ana wants to be towards life. Her songs pass through the deepness, the connection to the planet, the celebration, reflection, spirituality, the joyful games, love, and sensuality.


Cuarteto Kare
Video: https://youtu.be/Xdd_K0uvu94

 

 

Diego Petrelli (1st Tenor, Lead Guitar, SFX)
Julian Cerdan (2nd Tenor)
Gianni Iazzetta (Baritone)
Mauricio cuesta (Bass)

The male vocal quartet Karé was born in the city of Rosario, Argentina. Their origins date back to 2010 where they started their artistic career through the pop music genre. Kare has approached their music with a special emphasis on the importance of their voices which they fine tune using sound effects. They place at the forefront the poetic messages described in their usage of words. They are accompanied solely by one guitar. In recent years of hard work Karé has recorded two CDs (“Cantando Kare” and in the year 2012 “Cuando la lucha es el canto” in the year 2016) they launched both CDs in various parts of the country. Each CD has a particular ring, rhythm, and interpretation by Karé, thus giving them a fresh new attitude. Kare has participated in the largest festivals around the country and with each a special mention towards their live concerts; In the year 2018, they performed in Cosquin while receiving an honorary mention by the festival’s production for their excellent reception by the public and the great outcome of their show.


NAHUEL JOFRÉ
Video: https://youtu.be/tPuMa6QhIAA

 

 

Nahuel Jofré (Lead voice and guitarrón)
Matías Gorordo (Percusion)
Facundo Merelo (Guitar and back up voice)
Ezequiel Sandoval (Guitar)

NAHUEL JOFRE is a musician, composer, and singer from San Carlos (Mendoza, Argentina). His songs have a folkloric vibe to them and are classified within the genres that were created in the provinces of Argentina: These musicians are called the Nueva Canción Nacional, of which Nahuel is a key member. It is described as: “Folklore taken to the start of the 21 century”. Music with a strong identity accompanied by regional folklore mixed with “cuyana”; which is, traditional music all the while looking to create and renovate.


Trío Ventana
Video: https://youtu.be/FWf6893S7DA

 

 

Nicolás Ibarburu – Guitar and Guitarron
Hernán Peyrou: Keyboard, Accordion and guitar
Martín Ibarburu: Bombo Legüero, crate y plates.

Trio Ventana is a band composed of three Uruguayan musicians with a long and important role within Uruguay and its various regions. : They are Nicolas Ibarburo, Martin Ibarburu, and Hernan Peyrou. The drumkit, the guitar and the keyboards of the Peyrou and the Ibarburu brothers and have played alongside musicians of the likes of Jaime Roos, Ruben Rada, Fernando Cabrera, Hugo Fattoruso, Spinetta, Luis Salinas, Ana Prada, etc. Peyrou and the Ibarburu brothers created Trio Ventana while self producing and making songs. The music of Trio Ventana travel in between different genres like jazz, candombe, and folkloric genres of rural origin like milongas and zamba. The band posses a musical branding based on their acoustic sounds in 2017 they edited their first cd called “Amigo imaginario” in the Viyacce studio; this CD was nominated at the Graffiti awards as the “best album of candombe fusion”. The CD was conceived in summer of 2017 at Cabo Polonio, an iconic place on the Uruguayan coast where no cars or electricity were available.


Pulsos del Viento
Video: https://youtu.be/O5Iv9G43ZUg

 

 

Luis Ramón Alberto Pizarro
Nelson Damián Soto
Ailiñ Huangulen Cariman Mellico

Pulsos del Viento is a musical trio that enjoys playing and researching diverse folkloric melodies, especially the musical genres originated off the coasts of Peru and towards the northern region of Argentina. They leave their own mark on each genre, all the while respecting the origins: thus reinterpreting each song in their own way. They complement their study with dancing, in addition giving a well thought and holistic cultural experience.


ANA PRADA
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The powerful and marvelous Ana Prada has soared her career during the last few years. Meanwhile, she has gifted us with dozens of music filled nights while playing alongside Uruguayan and Argentinian greats such as Liliana Herrero, Leon Gueco, Jorge y Daniel Drexler, Lisandro Aristimuño, Samantha Navarro and Fernando Cabrera, with whom she has shared the stage with.
A fortunate re-encounter with her friend and producer Carlos Casacuberta motivated her to dive into her poetry by creating contrasts between two apparently opposite worlds: the rural against the urban, America vs. Europe, the sea and the “Tierra Adentro” as she herself calls it. The end of this journey is in the album “Soy Sola”, edited in 2007 in Uruguay (Girasola) and in Argentina (Los años luz). It has been showcased in full house arenas like the Zitarrosa of Montevideo or the Trastienda in Buenos Aires. Ana Prada’s “Soy Sola” has been awarded with three nominations to the Graffiti 2007 awards, (Breakthrough of the Year, Best Solo, Best producer of the year to Carlos Casacuberta), as well as a nomination to the Gardel awards in 2007 and was classified by Rolling Stone magazine as best new album of 2007. In 2008 the record label, “Factoria Autora” re-edits her CD in Spain and Ana Prada starts to dedicate her time, her music and her expertise next to important artists like Miguel Rodrigañez, Sebastian Merlin, Marina Sorin o Matias Cella.


Susana Travassos
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Susana Travassos – Lead Singer.
Jow Ferreira – Guitar
Giovanni Barbieri – Piano
Bruno Silva – Viola
Hugo Fernandes – Violincello
Maria João – Second Violin
Francesco Valente – Double Bass
Sebastian Scherrif – Percussion

The Portuguese singer Susana Travassos, has made a name for herself within the prestigious Latin American music scene. She has influenced and created a fan base, won admirers and earned respect from the press. While she was living in Brasil, she performed with the likes of musicians such as Chico Cesar, Yamandu Costa, Zeca Baleiro, Chico Saraiva, Chico Pinheiro y Toninho Horta. Susana Travssos third CD is called “Passaro Palabra”; her first solo CD recorded in Buenos Aires. This project counts with her own compositions and also various un-edited songs from Luis Sobral, Melody Gardot y Mili Vizcaino. With her modern contemporary sounds, her own identity that joins her music, the tango, and the Latin-American melodies, have created in Susana a symbiosis that is expressed through the language of jazz. Her CD is a portrait of her musical maturity and without a doubt positions Susana into one of the main great Portuguese singers of her generation.


Caña Dulce y Caña Brava
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This artistic project emphasizes the feminine sensitivity and brings forward new ways of interpreting the “Son Jarocho”. The group offers their public a defined sound throughout the voices of the female members of their group. Thus, making new music rooted in a genre that has mostly been interpreted by male vocals.

Using traditional instruments like the “harp”, the “jaranas”, “quijada” and “the tarima”. Likewise, using traditional clothing and lyrics that evoke nature. The public will be treated to an array of nuances, colors, and textures that bring forth an encounter with Mexico’s cultural roots.

Within the members of the group, you may find mentioned interpreters and heirs to their traditional music; They themselves have dedicated to spreading and protecting the sotavento veracruzano culture for decades. “Caña Dulce y Caña Brava” has represented Mexico in big forums and international festivals in Latinamerica, United States, Canada, Asia, and Europe.


JUANJO CORBALÁN
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Harp player and national composer, Juanjo has managed to win various prizes as a best interpreter in various national festivals; such as the Festival del Takuare’e and the Paraguayhaicha Festival. In his permanent search to innovate and adapt Paraguayan music to modern times, he alongside master composer Nicolas Caballero have integrated their musical language intro new techniques.
Juanjo has performed on many different stages in many countries, such as Argentina, Brasil, Chile, England, Scotland, Gales, France, Germany, Spain, Poland, Serbia, Hungary. Currently, he is leading his new musical project called: “Juanjo Corbalan Cuarteto”.
The project brings forth and harbors the melodies of popular Paraguayan music, combining various elements of Paraguayan instrumental music and its traditional rhythms. A strong influence of Latin American jazz incorporated into traditional Paraguayan music and especially folkloric instruments, such as the harp; thus creating a very free and liberating new music genre. This bands members are Esteban Godoy on the keyboards, Seba Ramirez on the drums, Lara Barreto on the high saxophone and Juanjo Corbalan on the harp.


Diabo a Sete
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Celso Bento – Flutes and Bagpipe
Eduardo Murta – Bass
Luísa Correia – guitar
Miguel Cardina – Drum kit
Pedro Damasceno – Bandolin, cavaquinho, concertina and a  low whistle
Sara Vidal – Lead Voice, Celtic harp, Galician tambourine

Diabo a Sete is a Portuguese folk band who was born in Coimbra in the year 2003. Their discography includes their first CD Parainfernalia (2007). Their last CD is called “Disco Antena 1” and counts on the participation of Carlos Guerreiro from “Gaiteros de Lisboa”. He is featured in two of their songs. “Disco Antena 1” was considered by Antonio Pires, a music critic, as one of the best Portuguese albums of 2011.
The groups members are Celso Bento ( in the flute and bagpipes), Eduardo Murta (Bass), Hugo Natal da Luz (Percussion), Sara Vidal (Voz), Julieta Silva (voice, accordion and concertina), Luisa Correia (acoustic guitar), Miguel Cardina (Drumkit) and Pedro Damasceno (Cavaquinho, Bandolin, accordion and flutes).
In 2006 they won the national championship of Eurofolk. Likewise, they have participated in multiple international festivals mostly participating in the world music category.

 


CAROLINA ARAOZ
Video: https://youtu.be/5cVDJ8XV-tU

 

 

Saxophonist and singer-songwriter, she combines elements from jazz, pop, and Peruvian music; thus creating a fresh sound, happy and full of emotion. She studied jazz at the University of North Texas and is now finishing a master at Berklee Valencia. At this edition, she will present a concert full of multiple colors and textures from Peru, accompanied by the contagious melodies that will invite you to participate!



XOSE LOIS & ALIBORIA
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Xosé Lois Romero Cajigal: Percussion.
Mariana Montero Ponte: Percussion and vocals.
Jesús Antonio Prado Botana: Percussion.
Jorge García Rubio: Percussion.
Ramón Dopico Graña: Percussion.
Alejandra Montero Ramos: Percussion and vocals.
Andrea Montero Ramos: Percussion and vocals.
María Montero Ramos: Percussion and vocals.
Ana Belén Tajes García: Percussion and vocals.
Noa Migal Filgueiras: Percussion and vocals.

Xosé Louis Romero is one of the key players in the rebirth of popular music in Galicia in the last decades. the renowned accordionist percussionist and composer; who was formed in the cusp of traditional music; he has collaborated with some of the most influential artists and projects in Galicia.
He will showcase featuring Aliboria, a collective of young Galician musicians, with whom he re-invents the lyrics and rhythms present in their ancestral Galicia. Combining the powerful voices of their singers with innovative percussion that traditionally accompanies with much force and earth. The members of Aliboria represent a new generation of musicians with a deep knowledge of their folklore and a great technical talent. A perfect team in order to take a step forward in the evolution of the Galician popular music that is experiencing their most fertile moment while continuing to keep up to date their process.


Banda Da Catraia

Video: https://youtu.be/_3As7dD9TTA

 

 

Inês Bernardo – Vocals
Ricardo Silva – Portuguese Guitar
Paulo Bernardino – Clarinete
Rui Amado – Violas
Adelino Oliveira – Double Bass
João Maneta –  DrumKit e Percussion

Sextet that presents pop music, clearly rooted in the traditional Portuguese music. Made up of Lead Voice, Portugues Guitar, Viola Campaniça, Viola Clarinet, Popular Clarinet, Harmonica, Floor Bass and percussion. Catraia is a fictions character that is in-between 12 and 21 years old. Songs illustrate her life.


Betsayda Machado

Video: https://youtu.be/6MTNoguE34s

 

 

Betsayda Machado – Vocals
Ote Gómez -Vocals
Oscar Ruiz -Canto
Nereida Machado – Canto y baile
Youse Cardozo -Percussion / Conga – quitiplás – culo e puya – laures
Asterio Betancourt -Percussion  / Quinto – quitiplás – culo e puya – paila
Nelson Gómez -Percussion / pujao – quitiplás – culo e puya – cumaco / danza
Blanca Castillo -Percussion / Furro

Betsayda Machado is Venezuela’s voice. Raised in El Clavo, a village in the Barlovento region; her rural recordings with her childhood friends the Parranda El Clavo, have awakened an interest in the “Tambor” Afro-Venezuelan genre that mixes percussion and singing, that genre that makes float whoever dances it.

After her debut in New York on January 2017, Jon Pareles from the New York Times called Betsayda and the Parranda: “This is the type of group that world music lovers get excited when they discover: Vital, with reputation, local, acoustic and with their own roots.”

Accompanied by La Parranda, Betsayda celebrated her 30th-year band anniversary with a series of concerts and residencies that will possibly be near you. Register yourself into our newsletter and find out.


Segueme-à Capela

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Ananda Fernandes . voz
Catarina Moura . voz e adufe
Joana Dourado . voz e adufe
Mila Bom . voz e adufe
Margarida Pinheiro . voz e adufe
Maria João Pinheiro . voz e adufe
Sílvia Franklim . voz e adufe
Quiné Teles . percussão

Segue-me a Cappella is a collective of seven women that work the traditional portugués music from a modern perspective; using their voice as the main instrument. The percussion and some stage elements give strength to the vibes generated from their singing. The group exists since 1999, they have performed countless concerts in Portugal and in foreign countries; All while, collaborating with various artists on CDs projects and concerts. In 2004 they edited their first CD, closing 2015 they released their CD/Book San´Joanices, Peganices e Outras Coisas de Mulher.


MARIA JOÃO FURA

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Maria João Fura – Voz e Guitarra
Diogo Santos – Teclas
André Pimenta – Trombone
Miguel Menezes – Contrabaixo
André Mota -Bateria

The singer and songwriter Alentejana will showcase her newest CD “FURA” with concerts in the Teatro de Barrio in Lisbon and in the Casa da Musica in Oporto, where she had a great appraisal by the public of these two iconic venues. The CD reunites 12 songs in Portuguese, all written by Maria Joao Fura and that she showcased in solo shows and in the quintet band in the last few years. The songs mostly have the voice of a woman yet can be felt into anybody’s skin since it touches the topic of the day to day with irony. With a multifaceted sound, her interwoven melodies come from various states of her soul, traveling through Bossa-Nova, Pop-Electric-acoustic, Cool Jazz and World Music. Her authenticity has given her the recognition of the public throughout different concerts in Portugal, Açores and Brasil; she was selected to be in the Zeca Afonso y Ary Dos Santos awards alongside two of the songs that are part of her CD.


SEIVA

Video: https://youtu.be/YZ1wXt-dn04

 

 

 

Joana Negrão: Voz, Adufe, Pandeireta, Gaitas Portuguesas;
Vasco Ribeiro Casais: Braguesa, Gaitas Portuguesas, Bouzouki Português, percussões;
Rita Nóvoa : Percussões
Gonçalo Moniz – Técnico de Som

Seiva is folk music that shows the vital strength that is in the portugués identity. It mixed the common rural oral traits with urban speech. Seiva is a look within while trying to find the cultural roots that harbor the portugués soul in the work chants, the tomarías, the Adufes y Pandeiros, The songs of faith, the strength of the drums that make the heart beat harder. To feel that essence of the Braguesc viola, the Cavaquinho, the fole bagpipes and also, the future, mixing electronica and electricity without any restraint or purism. Nurturing the present with the vigor of the past while hugging on to the future. Remembering that all of them is that Portugues emotion, that is not necessarily sad and is so much more than Fado. All that is Seiva.


ZANGUIZARRA

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Joana Ricardo – Voz / Ambientes
Andreia do Carmo – Voz
António Candeias – Clássic Guitar
António Valente – Cavaquinho Tradicional Português e Brasileiro / Viola Campaniça
Paulo Parreira – Doublebass
Paulo Silva ­- Acordion
Ricardo Nepomuceno – Drumkit and Percussion

Zanguizarra was born in 2013. When old friends were re-encountered by their love for traditional Portuguese music. They started with 3 members and now are a “Family” of seven. Their work results from an inevitable actualization of popular Portuguese music with the fusion of the spoken Portuguese music, without losing, for example, the character of the luso soul, with marks of the rural universe and the Fado.

The rhythms and the ambiances of their repertoire invite the influences of the Brasilian and African cultures; like the morna or the bossa nova, recovering the influences that the Portuguese music has received from the various corners of the world. Its the relationship between these elements that conserve the essence of Portuguese music.

Zanguizarra are all from various regions of Alentejo and they sing in Portugues, they sing Portugal, yet they still sing about the stories and memories that unite them and the place where they were born, Arraiolos.


MAGANO

Video: https://youtu.be/EVmpvxQIpCM

 

 

Francisco Brito – Contrabaixo
Nuno Ramos – Voz e guitarra
Sofia Ramos – Voz e percussões

4 years ago the passion for the Alentejano song joined three musicians: Sofia Ramos, Nuno Ramos, and Francisco Brito, each with their personal influences and musical Producciones. Together they are called Mogano and they bring a new expression to this music that is considered World heritage. After a well-appraised EP, today they open a new chapter in their musical proposal.


MARAFONA

Video: https://youtu.be/rEXgh_7qRBY

 

 

Artur Serra – voz, adufe e berimbau
Gonçalo Almeida – guitarra portuguesa, cavaquinho, campaniça, trancanholas
Daniel Sousa – Clássic Guitar
Cláudio Cruz – DoubleBass
Ian Carlo Mendoza – Percussion

Marafona is based on the search for an imaginary route towards popular portugués music; inspired by the people’s music, it is re-invented using different sounds and rhythms introduced through globalization.

Moved by storytellers, the songs are almost visible with eyes closed; with a variety of timbres given by different acoustic instruments and musical influences that make this quintet have a very unique and characteristic sound in the portugués music scene.



MÚSICAS AFORTUNADAS

Video: https://youtu.be/7U6MjncqWeA

 

 

Antonio Navarro (vocals)

Juanjo Fernández (piano)

Hilario Rodeiro (Drumkit)

Pau Lligadas (Doublebass)

Musica Afortunadas contextualizes the popular music in the Canary Islands to introduce it to jazz and modern music. The diversity and richness of the folklore present throughout the seven islands give an array of sounds from where a new creative process can start. A project with seven songs, that take from a star point a traditional chant from each one of the islands, in order to, through one of the characteristic elements create a new song. This way the dance of the trigo de La Palma, the tajaraste gomero, the tango herreño, the endechas de Gran Canaria, the tango of the Florida de Tenerife, the ranches of animas de Fuerteventura and the sorondongo of Lanzarote serve as inspiration for the new songs within this new project. Musicas Afortunadas searches to understand the characteristics that distinguish traditional music from the Archipelago and to try to reproduce it through the creation of new music. That is why their sound is new yet for some reason, it becomes familiar.

 


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