Maria Berasarte Pepe Rivero
© Alba Muriel
Saturday 28th November

8:30pm – Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa
Sala Guirau

Price: €16 / Concessions: €14 / Friends of the FG: €13

Maria Berasarte is an artist who lives in a permanent state of flux. Her first album, “Todas las Horas son Viejas” (All the Hours are Old), was released in 2008. An exploration of Portuguese Fado, the album was hailed by Portuguese critics as the best Fado album ever recorded by a foreign vocalist. She released “Súbita” (Sudden) in 2016, hot on the heels of “Aguaenlaboca” (Waterinthemouth). In this album, the singer’s memories of her San Sebastian identity were the protagonists of the recording. María has now embarked on a show that allows her voice to temper the evocative piano chords of Pepe Rivero, although the meaning of the project might well be interpreted the other way round.

For this reason alone, let’s just say that Pepe Rivero became a major sensation several years ago with his album “Friday Night in Spanish Harlem”. In that album, the musician drew inspiration from Chopin, a recurring motif that would be a prominent feature of another of his later albums. Remember these details and also remember that he was once part of the Creativa Big Band with Bobby Martinez. And, in this case too, as is the case with everything this musician has been involved in, the world of sound shone with its own light in the Afro-Cuban firmament, although, it should be said, from an open perspective, moving the traditional discourse forward.

In this concert you will hear references to Serrat, Kurt Weill, Fado and Mikel Laboa. All of this seasoned with songs that are also original, so that two musical universes can coexist in the resulting show, both united by a passion for jazz and rooted in their respective Spanish and Basque identities, on the part of María, and Cuban, on the part of Pepe Rivero.

María Berasarte – Voice
Pepe Rivero – Piano
Reinier Elizarde “El Negrón” – Double bass
Michael Olivera – Drums

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