Mime: the first singer ye-yé in Spain

Pilar Garcia de la Mata and Caballero de Rodas (belonging to a powerful family from Madrid), better known as Mimo, may have been the most important pop singer in Spain. It was our first ye-yé singer. She sings secretly from her parents, until success has elevated her to a deserved…

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Rock and heavy metal is a retirement business

The great public only goes to the call of the great ones. A meeting of Pantera, the last great heavy metal band, would fill at most a Sant Jordi Club with 4,000 people. The old men of the place see Sabaton like little boys. Sabaton fans see Accept as old-fashioned.…

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Why should we teach the history of music upside down [ing]

Think about it: how do you discover and fall in love with the music of people like Black Keys? Is it through the first investigation of Charley Patton and then working through Son House, the Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin and Lynyrd Skynyrd until finally reaching the blues-rock band based in Ohio?…

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Which regime imprisoned more artists in 2017?

Do you know what is the state of the world where most artists went to jail in 2017? If we let ourselves be carried away by what we read in the press, we will think of places like China … or Cuba. Well no: it is Spain, with a total…

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Txalaparta, music with trunks

“Walking through the streets of Bilbao during the Big Week I found this group of Txalaparta, Ugarte Anaiak www.myspace.com/ugarteanaiak that as you can see it is a pleasure to listen, with a traditional but current sound at the same time. “

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Joao Gilberto sad final voice of the bossa nova

His delicate voice singing “Garota de Ipanema” captivates the world almost 60 years after its recording, but Joao Gilberto, the most perfectionist father of bossa nova, dies far from the placidity of his music. Ruined, ill and alone in a house borrowed in Rio de Janeiro, the sadness that surrounds…

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Close the Hebe de Vallecas

We want to inform you that we have made the decision to close the Hebe. We hope that this is a provisional measure, but it is difficult, this is getting longer, and the fact that we can not do concerts is an economic loss that we can not bear, especially…

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Andalusian Rock: the foundations put Triana

There is a certain consensus when considering El Garrotín de los Smash as the starting point of what would later be known as Andalusian rock. And to Triana as the cornerstone on which the building of the new style would rise. But I think that this definition, being true, falls…

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Sitting on the pier of the bay with Otis Redding

They tell, although there are different versions about it, that when Otis Redding arrived at the studio on November 22, 1967 to record Sittin ‘on the dock of the bay he had prepared a recited part for the end. The legend says that, at the time of reciting that part,…

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El Zato Ichi by Kitano Takeshi, a different way of seeing him

Cinema made in Japan, with music composed by the maestro Keiichi Suzuki Pelicula awarded in different festivals Award for the best film, public prize and prize for the best soundtrack at the International Film Festival of Catalonia (2003). Silver Lion for the best direction, public prize and Golden Lion nomination…

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Gymnopédie No. 1 – Erik Satie (Alto flute and Piano)

This is a beautiful piece that I have wanted to cover for a long time but I could never find a pianist. Fortunately, I met Paolo, a fantastic pianist who wanted to work collaboratively. He lives in Genoa, Italy and I live in Reno, Nevada. It is exciting to collaborate…

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