This article appeared today in El Mundo, Spain’s most prestigious newspaper. We are proud of Mariel and her trio, that keep representing argentinean music in the world.
See mariel martinez in el mundo – TRANSLATION: Mariel Martinez in El Mundo
As on many occasions, at an early age without knowing the spark ignites. In this story, the fault was a professor of plastic in Argentina. Aliñaba their classes to the rhythm of tango with a radio station in which rang incessantly. And there she was, serving as a pupil while the tango was heavy increasingly. Since then, Mariel Martinez has not sung else.
The Compac Gran Via in Madrid tetro hosts on 9, 16 and 23 January the show ‘Buenos Aires … when away saw me’. Mariel Martinez and the band La Porteña Tango Cold presented their fifth album in which they propose a young, current and truthful tango.
“Tango is a sad thought that is danced”, so defined the Argentine playwright Enrique Santos Discépolo. To Mariel Martinez “it is a feeling, a language and a language”. That music accompanied by dance that was born of the interaction between cultures mystifies those trying to put a date and history. Even ‘tango’ has a definite etymology. “It is dance, music and poetry,” says Mariel Martinez, “And that poetry is the most important part for me.”
The great lyricists of tango, were poets, journalists, writers and sociologists, “and had a way of talking divine”. Your tangos were not welcome in the literary field, but persisted in time “and let us songs that are pure poetry” says excited, as if I was to be the apple of kinds of plastic.
The show has a couple different every night dancers to color Mariel’s voice through the classic tangos that make up his latest album. “We’re like a family. When we got to the stage we want the public to have fun, laugh and enjoy,” he says.
The title is tricky. ‘Buenos Aires … when away saw me’ were the first words that Argentine heard when it appeared that invention called cinema. The first sentence of the first sound film for them. And under this looking away with the topics of the tango.
“We like to be honest. Not want to be commercial. We do not sing the same songs ever. That would be the easy way”. Mariel and Porteña Tango Trio want people to forget ‘Por una cabeza’ Gardel, yes, that song with which a blind Al Pacino dazzled a young woman in a restaurant in ‘Scent of a Woman’. “We believe that gender has to grow and move forward. If we dedicated ourselves to always repeat the same tangos, we would be digging our own grave.”
Mariel Martinez may not be well known in Spain, but tell that to someone in Argentina. Nominated for Gardel Awards (Major award from the music Argentina) in 2014, she and her band have toured tango after tango, Russia, Portugal, Ukraine, Belarus, Italy and the Czech Republic. “Maybe people in those countries do not understand what we sing, but the feeling. Even in Russia have Russian tangos”.
With this spectacle, Mariel Martinez and his band formed by guitarist Alejandro Picciano, pianist Federico Matías Peuvrel and bandoneon player Picciano seek to bring new tangos to the Spanish public. That genre that disappeared for a few seconds in Argentina when the rock looked out. But do away with the tango? impossible. “Still alive. There are young replaying the bandeneón. Youth is full with tango”. If not traveling on the streets of Madrid sauteed buskers do not stop playing, and again, the song of Gardel.
Anahi Arias has just released her second solo album “Abrecamino” on Neworld Records. This singer-songwriter from Buenos Aires, Argentina has combined in a very clever way electronic elements with Argentine folklore. The instrumentation includes charango, roronco and other Latin American acoustic instruments alongside the standard rock formation. The result is aunique blend of pop, electronic, hip-hop and folklore sung beautifully in spanish by Anahi Arias – Watch her performing solo on her guitar: “Chacarera Simple”” on YouTube.
Abrecaminos has been released a few days ago on out today on Neworld Records –
Here’s the Anahi’s Facebook Page in case you want to add them to your favorites.
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Today marks the release of Bulgara’s “Tus Ojos Animales” – their second EP. This quintet from Buenos Aires, Argentina has tons of talent to be spoken of. Some of the members have been performing together for over a decade as session musicians in different jazz and pop groups. In 2011 they got together to create a unique blend of pop, dissonant jazz in spanish – View the preview: “Tus Ojos Animales”” on YouTube. The new album has just come out today on Neworld Records – You may find it on : SPOTIFY | RDIO | ITUNES | AMAZON | YOUTUBE
BIO : The subtle jazz chords pump out of the electric keys by Ramiro Flores, then you hear the dissonant yet distinct and compelling lines by jazz fusion guitar virtuso Patricio Carpossi. The beat steady and precise handled by Lulo Isod syncs perfectly with the solid bass lines of Hernan Segret. After all of that settles in, you hear the perfectly tuned angel voice of Nina Polverino. You can’t believe your ears. This is Bulgara. An eclectic jazz pop quintet that explores the song format to the edges. In 2012 the recorded the self titled album that our label is proudly released in 2013 and in January 2014 they recorded the album they are releasing today. Now in 2014 they relesase their second EP with lyrics in spanish after their presentation in the Lollapalloza Buenos Aires.Dont miss your chance to experience the sonic bliss of Bulgara.
Mariel Martinez has been honored to be nominated for a Premio Gardel in Argentina. These are the most prestigious awards in South America ( like the south american version of the Grammys ). Support her by downloading her album from iTunes – Let’s go Mariel and her crew. Your first Gardel is on the way !
Sanni’s dreams have always been to play with his guitar heroes from Japan (U.S.) in a concert. The One People Asia Tour will make this dream a reality.
Taking inspiration from an idea that came from Malaysia’s Prime Minister , Sanni wanted to honor the name of his home country’s music arena as well as expose the beautiful malay culture to the world.
He began his career in the 80’s with the band Jessica and he has come up with the album he titled One People. He plans to hold a Malaysia Tour as the first tour to expose this music to everyone in his country.
“Cultural Integration Program named Festival will kick off at Simpang Renggam on 19 November, followed by 24 to Batu Pahat and Muar December 4 from 19 December to 1 January.
“We are very grateful for the support of the local district council and for the programs organized by One People Management.
“The shows will feature Malay, Chinese and Indian music.
Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. Actually my goal is to open the show to show corporate entities a way to contribute funds to my project” he said.
Sanni added, other artists and groups involved are abot FTG. He also featured a variety of artists including appropriate Ramp Bandi festival held at the location.
“I chose them because the artist did not want to take too commercial. Not to mention the budget allocated is not too large. But we will give an opportunity to all new artists, particularly artists to participate. This is a platform for them to meet the fans.
“In each location, we will show no more than five artists. Chinese and Indian artists in a performance venue also given the opportunity to make a presentation. We want to show that there is diversity in music in our country, “he said, never gain experience playing music abroad.
He told us about his dream to play in One People Asia Tour. Sanni said the goal is not to seek popularity or money. On the other hand wants to prove the ability of Malaysian musicians abroad.
“My plan is to play with Kyoji Yamamoto, a member of the group Bow Wow and Marty Friedman, former Megadeth guitarist. We will meet to perform in Singapore, Thailand, Jakarta, Philippines (not yet confirmed), China, Korea, Japan and after that will be planned mega concert in Kuala Lumpur.
“We expect this project will start in June next year. Not just for show, but we will also set up a fund for charity work. In each location our concerts will also invite the original singer of the country to participate.
“These large projects require strong financial support. grateful-start is already there to help. Interestingly production team, technical and sound system for the concert brought from Malaysia. We make sure it is high quality.If Kyoji and Marty want to add more quality, they can do so.
“Actually, they both can play with anybody they want, but it makes me very proud that they chose me.
“To be in the company of guitarist superstars is not easy. I have known Kyoji but he is not a close friend”,
Sanni aims want to deliver a good message to the fans through his music.
Rdio features Omnivox on their New Music Playlist.
Rdio is an ad-free music subscription service available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Brazil (as Oi Rdio), Australia, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Sweden, New Zealand, The Netherlands, and Belgium. It is available as a website and also has clients for the iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone mobile devices, which can play streaming music or cache songs for offline playback. There are also clients for the Roku and Sonos systems. The web-based service also offers a native desktop client app for Mac OS X and Windows. Its library has content from the four major record labels, as well as the Merlin Network and the aggregators IODA, INgrooves, The Orchard, CD Baby, IRIS Distribution, BFM Digital, Finetunes, and Catapult. Rdio also offers social networking, allowing users to share playlists and follow others to see what music they listen to.
Preview 3 tracks from the new Omnivox self titled album. Straight from the trio’s Soundcloud Set.
Today marks the release of Omnivox’s self titled album release. This trio from Orlando has been performing together for over a decade- Listen to the title track: Sunrise on YouTube.
In dark corners to escape Florida’s hot summer sky, Mateen, Aaron and Cameron would gather in a safe haven to explore musical landscapes that would lead to the creation of their own unique sound in years to come. A musical partnership and friendship that has lasted over ten years, Omnivox is the long awaited entity that encapsulates the years spent together studying genres from Jazz to Flamenco; Classical to Rock. Members from Omnivox, having already opened up for the Bad Plus and written music that was featured on the Billboard Music Awards, were anxiously awaiting a time when they could let their creative vision be met: without limits or subduing to linear structure. The Omnivox debut LP represents a time in which these three artists were able to let go of musical constraints and truly make the music they heard in their heads.
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