Martirio y Chano Dominguez
© Lou Valerie Dubuis
Sunday 29th November


7:30pm – Fernán Gómez. Centro Cultural de la Villa
Sala Guirau

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

With Martirio, the sonorous universe of old standards always sounds out with the virtues of a contemporary utensil. She was once a Southern lament in the company of Jarcha. Later on, she did much more than support Kiko Veneno, and then she had her first solo successes. And she regained her privileged place in song with the album-book “Coplas de Madrugá” (Early Morning Coplas), which already suggested that what was to come was going to be extraordinary: her alliance with Cádiz-born pianist Chano Domínguez.

Chano has been attracting the attention of a large number of admirers for over two decades. Not since Tete Montoliú has a pianist from Spain been able to export their jazz expertise. Following in the steps of Paco de Lucía and Jorge Pardo, this musician has achieved the condition of being a hinge between the music of our south and Brooklyn jazz. That could be put in a different way, and it is probably better this way: Chano Domínguez improvises from the elements of his identity. And now, with Martirio, after their second joint album, “Acoplados”, from 2004, they are now reinventing the great Cuban artist Bola de Nieve.

The show “A Bola de Nieve” is a wonderful story of initiation, an awakening to hope and consciousness. And also to a wish to open up new expressive paths. Some time ago, Martirio said that Bola de Nieve is often remembered as the sad man who sang happy songs. Happy people with tears, to paraphrase the title of a book. It will be a fantastic way to end the party.

Martirio – Voice
Chano Domínguez – Piano

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