And the pleasure is noticed: in the communicative power, in the deployment of expertise and passion, in the desire of originality accumulated in the recent years. It appears so, despite a diversity of subjects and forms, both in lyrics and music, a sense of unity that captures the listener. Arrangements are designed as a tool of expression for a vocal and instrumental band, but also as a communication tool in the service of each song.
Time is in a change. Download the complete info of the album here spa. As is tradition in the career of the best singers and crooners, the voice of Maria del Mar Bonet curls for the first time between the intimate and close to the historic Jamboree to interpret the particular repertoire of jazz and barbecued Mediterranean. During his more than forty years in the Majorcan singer has performed in squares, amphitheatres, palaces and more diverse audiences around the world, but never before had done in a jazz club as the Jamboree, with more than fifty year history.
No space more appropriate than the concourse of the Plaza Real, which have provided many magical nights jazz legends such as Chet Baker, Dexter Gordon, Stephane Grappelli, Elvin Jones and pianist Tete Montoliu, among many others, welcomed the proposal offers a duo with pianist Manel Camp. A unique opportunity to revel in the maturity achieved by the combination Bonet Field in constant progression since the release of the album "Close" in , combining authors own issues with songs that evoke other composers and performers such as Cole Porter, Toti Soler, Joan Manuel Serrat, The Rolling Stones, Charlie Parker and Billie Holiday.
An opportunity not to be missed and to feel closer than ever charm and depth of the soul of the blues. More than a concert, a privilege. The last and most emotive concert of the tour of "Vincent" was held at the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam. Beneath the motto "Visual Jazz", The Rome festival this time has decided to choose a relationship between jazz and the world of images.
Therefore interest is shown in this interdisciplinary spectacle which combines the interpretation of pieces inspired in "the letters of Theo", Vincent Van Gogh and images related with the life and work of the Dutch painter. The Xavier Dotras trio has to date edited four recorded works. The style of the band is very personal and from the beginning of this formation their music has been influenced by classical, bossa nova, and without forgetting traditional Catalan and Mediterranean music.
The formation of the band, Cesar Martinez-drums, and Toni Pujol-double bass,has been together since the original formation of the trio ion the year As The Xavier Dotras trio is at present immersed in the tour of their last recording "Preludes" Picap, The concert in Rome should be exceptional. More information about Roma Jazz Festival: www. This is the first occasion on which several of these historical figures of the salsa movement come together to participate in a production with Cuban musicians on the island. The mastering was done in the By his unmistakable way of singing and his alter ego "Medoro Madera".
This is an album that Septeto Santiaguero want to thank their historical counterpart of salsa movement "for everything they have done for the preservation of the Son and Bolero" said Septeto Santiaguero director and producer, Fernando Dewar. This new album is released by Picap record label, like the previous album "Oye mi son santiaguero", which was awarded in Cubadisco and nomenee in Latin Grammy After the successful debut with the first studio album " Animalia ", the Catalan band Wantun have stepped over a releasing the second album consolidating the band in the Catalonia music scene.
Maturity, creativity, inspiration, talent and surprises A very mature album, and deeply inspired where the band from Blanes Costa Brava, Catalonia make clear that their career is not limited to a pair of singles. Opening the album " In Aether " takes us into the ether, the fifth element according to classical physics.
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We progressively away from the other four tangible elements water, air, fire and earth with which we struggle daily to isolate ourselves in a state between consciousness and unconsciousness, which the album moves around to finish with " Out Aether ". From here the audience will find stories of anonymity, loneliness, despair, hope, breaks, love, impossible love, and even the reversal of the end of the movie " Before Sunset " July Delpy and Ethan Hawke.
Feelings and emotions tailored for Wantun unique sound.
Wantun sound has evolutioned in this release. Careful and risky industrial electronics, unusually fast tempos, songs that you can not take it off from head, songs without repeated melodic lines and deliverated repeats that force to do more than one listening to glimpse all the elements introduced. Wantun has strained a little more the rope.
All have been revisited by the new premises that created the band for the new album. Ile name comes from the island in French translation. The relationship can probably guess it to listen to each of the songs that give this album. Song after song Ile help you escape the conventional and predictable, opening up the doors to paradise with own imaginary sound.
Ile is the island we all want to find in the sea of music sounds. A concept without barriers or labels, without fear or prejudice, where all ideas work. What one gets of Ile are unique experiences that often continues to find places where you had not noticed before. During , Ile records his first album, which consists of 12 tracks full of strength and amazing sound where they show the essence of the band: love for music, style and good taste.
Illes de la mar Islands of the Sea is the name of the new show by Maria del Mar Bonet , where cover versions and songs from her previous recognized album , Bellver , with an accompaniment of luxury : the Jorge Reyes Sexteto de Cuba and the Chamber Orchestra of Vila -seca directed to the occasion by the conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba , Enrique Perez -Mesa. Maria del Mar Bonet "Bellver". The Majorcan singer Maria del Mar Bonet was presented in Havana with a great reception from the audience who came to discover and enjoy one of the most important exponents of the Mediterranean and singer-songwriter voices.
It was a unique concert , organized by the Cuban Institute of Music, in order to have obtained at last year 's International Festival Cubadisco the International Award for the album " Bellver" released with Picap , and the Festival of Singer-songwriter Barnasants. More info spanish at: Noticiasclave. Bellver in phisical format at our distribution company website Actual Records; searching bellver. It has been three years of quiet writing of full of real and metaphorical back and forth , to approximate sensitivities , write and rewrite, to hear and accept each other.
An album full of spots to listen to , discover and read quietly and slowly.
They have done from a close contact with the poet and his usual taste for Mediterranean colors and textures of songwriting. Vestigis was recorded in the study of Jordi Batiste, musician and singer who has lent his voice in the song " Sentinella". Maria del Mar Bonet , one of the great voices of Mediterranean, accompanied in these three concerts by some of the soloist musicians of reference in Cuba under the direction of renowned bassist Jorge Reyes.
A surprising and unprecedented opportunity to hear how the best of Cuba , grown near the Caribbean Sea , play with the singer songs born in the Mediterranean. Directed by Mr. Bellver in phisical format to our distribution company Actual Records; searching for bellver. I dare say that this is the double-compilation release of the year, not only for fans of the genre increasingly numerous , of course or for those wishing to start in psychedelia and prog -rock but for any fan of quality music. A perfectly tracked route on the map of creative explosion that drew Barcelona those wonderful late sixties, a fantastic job of collecting and organizing music with a unique raw material.
Article in the Mondo Sonoro website. More information about the album to the distribution company Actual Records website, searching "barcelona progressiva". Barcelona Progressiva on Spotify. Download the compilation Barcelona Progressiva on iTunes. When I met him -being still almost a teenager- I already noticed an intellectual and emotional maturity rare to find in most of the boys of his age. On the other hand, is not sung today as 50 years ago.
Not even as two decades ago. At that time, when I met him, with less than twenty years old, Corbacho was a present with a lot of future that, however, sounded already to a memory. In a different memory, a remodeled past, studied, processed, assumed and expressed with the freshness of an artist who preserves and promotes the fertile part of people's own ingenuity traversed by the light of intelligence.
The time has strengthened its way to become involved with flamenco, so that today more than memory, we should speak of conscience. Has sprouted almost lwithout saying the word "intelligence". It is not a fantasy. On the one hand, a primary brain inhabited by reactions such as anger, fear, etc..
A second is the emotional brain, where settle feelings like melancholy or nostalgia, for example. And finally, an intellectual brain: the gray substance to the service of anticipation and, therefore, creativity. Close parenthesis. Well there have been many flamenco artists -some of them very important, it must be said- who have settled mainly in the emotional world. This allows that the projection of its sensitivity does not overwhelm, but incorporates into our spirit subtly through the pores of the epidermis. Not as memory but as consciousness. Is not it amazing? On iTunes you can now make album pre-orders and listen minutes of this young flamenco genius.
We are really happy to know that Septeto Santiaguero with the album "Oye mi son santiaguero" Picap, is officially nomeene in the Latin Grammy Awards in the category of "Best Traditional Tropical Album". Septeto Santiaguero nomination in Latin Grammy Awards Raimon - Rellotge d'Emocions on iTunes with digital booklet. Download the album Xavier Dotras Trio - Vincent. This concert will end an international tour of their latest recording with a homage performance to the artist who has inspired the most praised album recorded by the band. The concert will be held coinciding with a commemoration of the st anniversary of the death of the painter.
The work of the band brings out influences that spring from classical to bossa-nova, traditional Catalan music, on to Latin, Boleros and flamenco jazz. This particular elegant and sober style of their music has, in a very short time, won the unanimous acclaim of the critics and the jazz public.
Over the years, Dotras has followed the tracks of the painter from Amsterdam to Paris, Auvers sur Oise, Arles and down to the provinces, the result of the task undertaken is music which transmits great sensitivity coming from the pictures of the artist, the persons related to his life and the places where he lived. Furthermore, the concert will represent an acknowledgment to all those creators who have contributed to define the character of the music of Xavier Dotras, from Bill Evans through to Antonio Carlos Jobin, Chopin, the films of Felini, and so on. The musicians, at the moment are immersed in rehearsals for a following recording of a new CD which will hopefully be released at the end of this year.
Following the same creative course of previous works, the music of the new album has been inspired by classical composers from Bach to Chopin yet never leaves behind the essence of his most inspired influences like the North American pianist Bill Evans and the Italian Enrico Pieranunzi. To the free and spontaneous style that give character to the compositions of the band, here now include new rhythmic and harmonic elements creating original pieces and bring out the elegant personality of the trio. La barbera. Si no fos massa demanar—.
Mentre ella em feia la barba. The Dance of the Spring according Maria del Mar Bonet: My poem is a tribute to the efforts of Mother Earth, to the explosion of colours and life that nature calls us to mirror. La Dansa de la Primavera.
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This marks the 25 anniversary of the death of musician and composer Esteve Fortuny. A call to gratitude, not grief. This stop will be useful to reflect on what the band wants to do, but also to look back, see all past journeys and recalculate the route. Program introduction text:"In began to take shape in Barcelona a new musical movement based on that days Progressive Rock. The hashtag of the moment was underground. The compilatons documents the years , the beginnings of what later was called Ona Laietana movement.
The second part of the program will be broadcast on Wednesday 20th April. You can find the album at the distribution company Actual Records. The Cuban Institute of Music with the Standing Committee of the cubadisco International Fair held every year this international event, the most important of the cuban music industry.
Download on iTunes Desig by Hewel. Hewel - Desig. As an anecdote, when saying goodbye, Leo Messi said he was excited to have his first music album in Catalan. In CD format at www. It was in when Raimon published his latest album with unreleased songs and in the last time he published a new song recorded in a studio with the Nova Integral that shortly will be retired from the market. Throughout the last decade Raimon has released several albums recorded live, the most important the one receorded in Olympia in Paris where there was some new songs.
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But it will be finally in when we will enjoy a new album, new songs recorded in the studio. An album which will be the most important in the Raimon career, a review of his life, full of emotions and sensations with vitality, claim, tenderness and force. On January 15th Raimon will play in Eliana, next to Valencia, with the new album songs. On February 6th we will listen some of the new songs on TVC, channel Where some new songs were introduced. Since February we will be able to enjoy these new songs recorded in the new album, one of the most important albums in We are glad to announce that this week Raimon has signed a new contract with Picap for a new album.
This will be for a new album at the beginning , all with his own songs, never published till now ; some of the songs has been already played in concert, but never recorded in a CD. Septeto Santiaguero - Oye mi son santiaguero. When it comes to Cuban son , you should look at Santiago de Cuba.
And if you are seeking for the most balanced model, which combines experience and youth, respect for tradition, but investing in sound innovation and quality self compositions, the brightest band that currently has septet format and is based in Santiago. That is, the Septeto Santiaguero. Neither too young nor too old, this band is the finest example of Cuban son for the new millennium.
The message is on the air: "Oye mi son santiaguero". Septeto Santiaguero says. Word of hot land. Septeto Santiaguero "Oye mi son santiaguero". Physical format in Picap's website: www. August is at the end and as each year is the moment the focus on the new season. September is somehow the first month of the year, it is for school, usually by politicians and the cultural industry.
It is for all these reasons that during summertime Picap have been working a lot, considering the offer of the new season, which we'll talk a little. It also will be available in electronic download with the option of buying the whole album with the study on iTunes. Maravella, Ramon Muntaner Dharma, etc…. A real jewel to be heard and to have it in your hands. Whilst organising the whole Als 4 Vents back catalogue, we found a record labelled Rock on the Rocks.
There was no information on the musicians with it, and no credits; nobody even really knew what period it was from. He had been asked to make a record of rock classics sung in Spanish as there was nothing similar on the market. The circumstances of those times meant that, like other records made by Als 4 Vents, it went onto the market without any type of credits. After over 30 years, different reasons have led us to re-edit this record, in particular the considerable historical interest. She subsequently carried out two more symphony concerts at the Palau, also with the OSV.
A year after the premiere, Maria del Mar Bonet gave this symphonic concert with one of the best orchestras in the world: the Millennium Park Orchestra of Chicago, conducted by Carlos Kalmar, at Millennium Park before over 12, spectators. Maria del Mar Bonet takes another step forward in her career, offering her most emblematic repertoire in symphonic format for the first time.
The concert is a voyage across the most significant songs from the Mediterranean area that form the personal, musical universe of Maria del Mar Bonet , songs that she has collected or revised, as well as her own creations over the course of her 40 years of profession. These include Greek, Turkish, Sardinian, Italian, Catalan and, naturally, Mallorcan songs; jotes and her own, highly-esteemed songs also form part of this unique repertoire for symphony that she herself has selected. The name of Wantun comes from the prehistory of the band, when the original members were university students often ate at the Chinese restaurant and one of the dishes was the fried "wantun" Of the original members, continue in the band brothers Francesc and Ricard Borrell after passing through various formations, in began to create new songs and recording in February of that year in the same studio as Sidonie Blind Records an EP called "modernitat" produced by Blind Joes During , ending the creation of new songs, there is a small change in the band with a new singer Toni Sanchez and a new guitarist Aleix Iglesias.
At year end, signed with the Record Label Picap. The album design has been done by Lyona Marta Puig and also the music video for the single " ANIMAL " which talks about uniqueness, not wanting to be a clone, wanting to live life with intensity. In there were singers in Catalan, but very different styles and that's why Serrahima article appealed to new songs and had a very clear look at the French song, which was impacting through Europe. What has meant and still means the singer-songwriters songs from a minority language in an international expansion, has been the most important export of language and culture who have lived Catalan-speaking countries.
Our singers gave a breath of hope to generations of dictatorship, opened the sleeping mind of many Catalan people, made known our poets, and were instrumental in the road to democracy. Fortunately, in the Catalan-speaking countries continue emerging very talented songwriters and many things to say and that's why Picap with the collaboration of the journalist Joaquim Vilarnau, we have selected 50 songs to do a review of what has meaning this movement.
A triple album at a very affordable price to give a good look at the musical history of the last fifty years. Download the Compilation on iTunes. Buy the Compilation at Actual Records. The combination of great voice of Maria del Mar with the interpretive sensitivity to the piano by Manel Camp was so successful that they have not ceased to act together over twenty years, always looking site on the agendas of the two artists to make this possible and roll down all the scenarios of the country and many from outside Catalonia.
Twenty years have passed, and the voice of Maria del Mar has become more technical and she is in an enviable fullness, Manel has become a reference piano player not only in Catalan music scene, but a true reference of jazz and contemporary music played into the Catalan Countries for abroad. To celebrate this twentieth anniversary, Manel and Maria del Mar have rejoined their instruments, sensibilities and exquisite taste have played onto the stage of Luz de Gas for two days to do a review of the songs that remain to them as well voice and piano with jazzy tones such as JIM, derives from the pop themes, songs such as Pau Riba "Es fa llarg esperar", hit songs of the artist that take another dimension to voice and piano, including "Que volen aquesta gent?
There you will be able to watch, create and share Picap 's video playlists. Embed player to Facebook, Myspace, The wonderful voice of Maria del Mar Bonet , nude in front of the piano of Manel Camp , always so personal and accurate, became an authentic beauty. The voice and piano show named " Ben a prop " has rolled through the world and with great success. Only five years ago, on the twentieth anniversary of Picap , they played the show to celebrate the anniversary of our company, performances that were recorded on the album and DVD of the anniversary. Now that 20 years have passed of that approach, Manel and Maria del Mar even want to get closer, more and more Both have their own career with their bands, but they know that when they get closer, magic appear in an exceptional way, all art, all tenderness, emotion at the highest level.
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Maria del Mar Bonet and Manel Camp celebrate the twentieth anniversary of " Ben a prop " with new repertoire in two concerts at the Club Luz de Gas in Barcelona, the next 18 and 19 December at pm. The state government through the proposed " Draft Law on Sustainable Economy " has pushed the tab for intellectual property rights , but again and as he usually does this government, nobody can take seriously none of their proposals, they are weak and politically vulnerable as never seen before. For the reasonable proposal of the Minister has lasted 24 hours, the time invested for hackers to put fear in the body of the President Zapatero.
The proposal of the Minister of Culture, but is exceeded in the EU with countries like France or Great Britain , is quite good and consistent, but how could it be otherwise, criminals have turned a bitter debate full of falsehoods on the Internet and by the media complicit in the crime and also with the explicit support of the main opposition party.
The Draft law of the Minister is about to close the internet portals that violate the intellectual property , nothing else Steal is synonymous with freedom of expression? We would like the society could understand that when someone is downloading a movie, a book, an album, a song, etc..
The authors are not very well regarded because they belong to a centuries-old society that has often acted with arrogance and that has alienated much of the population, but we must remember that is only one managing entity and that Authors should defend the impact of their work. The performers are the ones best regarded, for obvious reasons, but often people forget that their interpretations also have rights that must be kept.
And producers also suffer a bad image , in our view, due to a long and deadly policy of arrogance and macroeconomics interests of multinationals in the sector. But beyond that there is an indie industry, small and medium with other criteria, we must consider that without the figure of the producer and the talent of the author or the performer does not get anywhere.
The hackers, and various criminals that support them, often say that we should change the business format and saying this banality they believe they have found gold , stay happy and in good conscience to continue committing crimes Obviously that has changed the social and cultural habits and that new generations create a different demand for recorded music consumption and production companies have adapted and continue to adapt to new demands of society, with all technologies known to date.
But if anyone thinks the new format of the Record Labels business is giving away products, they have not understood anything. Does anyone understand that in the name of freedom of expression and fundamental rights, it could create a free exchange of stolen cars? And people annoys if the government told them that this is wrong and they have to close the space?
For this reason, exactly this reason, is what defenders of the exchange music files protected by intellectual property law are doing, with the support of some of the media and the Partido Popular political party that go across the street without blushing From Picap we give full support to the proposal of the Minister of Culture, we want to force the government and political parties represented in the Congress of Deputies to give support to the law, so that Spain stop being the shame of Europe, as we should not forget that this state has the highest rate of piracy of the Union and one of the most pirates on the planet.
History sometimes betrays us and is unfair with events that take place and mark a turning point in an art form. Sometimes, therefore, it is necessary to look back at the past and revise it. In the world of music, we could say that history has not fairly explained everything that happened in Barcelona during the seventies and which gave birth to a generation of unique musicians and interesting, innovative and avant-garde music of great importance.
The last few years of the sixties and the first few of the seventies were marked by the first wave of progressive rock which never really developed fully but that did create a breeding ground where various musicians and groups could shape a new musical universe. This whole movement came together with the creation of the venue Zeleste in Carrer Argenteria. The founder and ideologist behind this venue was Victor Jou who, during a visit to London in , attended a Cream concert at the mythic Marquee and, impressed by the venue and everything he had experienced there, decided to open a venue in Barcelona which would offer all kinds of music and provide an outlet for everything that was going on in the city.
Zeleste was a meeting place for all those artists and a place where they could play together. In the few years that the movement lasted, Zeleste created a management office, their own record label Zeleste-Edigsa and a music school. We may ask ourselves what laietana music is and what it was reacting to. It is very difficult to find an all-encompassing definition. We can, however, try to find a few references and concepts which will help us get started.
First of all we should highlight what was happening on the international music scene at the end of the sixties and beginning of the seventies to see what influenced the musicians who were part of that underground Barcelona movement. The release of the Sgt. When it went on sale, this work changed the concept of the LP and started an unprecedented revolution. It was a conceptual, avant-garde album which did away with the three minute limit for songs. In the world of electric rock, artists such as Jimmy Hendrix were also marking a shift in the history of music.
Apart from them, there were others, like Bob Dylan All of these musical gems and other influences like Soft Machine, Latin rhythms, Caribbean forms, certain elements of North African music and, naturally, Mediterranean sounds and the traditional Spanish and Catalan music, merged to create a new and different form of experimental music which came to be known as laietana music. Take your time to savour it little by little, get comfortable and let yourself be carried away by the sounds and melodies of this music collection.
It's been a couple of weeks that Picap has the new album of Vuit , the new promise of pop-rock in Catalan. The members, from Tarragona and Barcelona, are Carlos voice and guitar and Ramon electric guitar. Then comes Oscar drums and Enzo bass, vocals. In early they released a demo that got them to issue their first album " Un dia qualsevol " any day consisting of ten emotional and commit songs. The album begins with the single " Cada cop ", a fresh hit.
A pop-rock band with touches of alt-rock, with a particular sound and innovative. With clear influences from the new indie-pop that make this band remember other band od the same style. Touring various countries in Europe, Africa, America and Asia. Accompanied by her band, presents this intimate concert. A show where Maria del Mar Bonet shows her most intimate, personal and secret side. We hope you can attend and enjoy the concert as possible.
This week Picap has progressed in terms of digital purposes. We have joined the Merlin association. Merlin is a non-profit organization with the sole purpose of making more competitive the independent music industry. It is the first entity that works for the interests of independent music worldwide. Seeks to occupy the niche between the collection entities and what the record labels can get for themselves.
The objectives of Merlin are: -Protects the copyrights of our members in light of infringement or abuse. This will open to Picap new ways of return for our extensive catalog apart from the reedition work that we are doing for the catalogs of EDIGSA and PDI , adapting them to modern technology with the possibility of buying all music in digital format. This guy from Bellaterra Barcelona , journalist by profession and finishing political science, since he was young he was involved in the art world, both for the piano classes who received or his interpretative skills.
Try to approach the English-pop sung in Catalan ". We wish Gerard he win many more prizes. Go on Gerard. At the end of last month Picap participated in the Digital Music 2. Besides talking about the main issues that concern to music industry, the speaker Juan Paz from Musically wanted to focus on the need of today's music industry companies to attract the attention of fans who are mainly in social networks and they create all content.
But to do this we need to have a set of clear concepts before, such as those defined RSS, widget, wordpress, web 2. And here is where Juan Paz wanted to show the different possibilities offered by the network to promote the artist, with a special emphasis on social networking and content creation. We saw different tools to distribute content on the web Twitter, Myspace, Facebook, Reverbnation, e-mail, podcast, Here we have to use all the tools that the network has for a consistent marketing strategy and achieve all the objectives. Finally we saw different cases of digital strategies, some successful and others less so.
As an example we discuss the case of groups that record exclusive sessions for different internet music services like Last. Japan leads the legal purchase of music via the mobile telephone with more than million songs downloaded, while U. IFPI estimates that were made up to 40 billion illegal files download over the past year. It is not only a problem in the music industry, but also film, television and books, due to the extension of unauthorized download.
These two views show where the industry have to go in the near future while the french Senate has just sanctioned a law of illegal downloads that President Sarkozy has personally endorsed, here in Spain, the courts give free legality to P2P downloads because these platform are not looking for profits. The law approved in France, with sanctions to the user until one year without Internet applied after two warnings. Put in operation a cyberspace police to protect the rights of intellectual property.
The spanish judges are beginning to say that the penalty process against downloading piracy is not the appropriate jurisdiction, because if there is an economic damage, the civil jurisdiction can contemplate damage the cyber pirate. In fact the report U. Despite this positive perspective, the study anticipates that the decline in CD sales can not be offset by higher revenues from the "Electronic Download" of music. However, and according to the report, even though piracy is leading the online music downloads, legal purchases begin to be increasingly popular among U. Companies like Amazon that allow legal downloads of MP3 compatible with all music player without any restrictions, are pushing sales of digital music.
This last singer, is the only performer who had participated in the three programs of the Andorran representative to Eurovision, where the audience could vote for the election. However, Susanne enjoy the same success in music nowadays, since she arrived in Andorra, which has not only welcomed, but she is now speaking an excelent Catalan which has been very useful to her to finally become the Andorran representative.
But her sympathy captivated the Danish audience and they chose Susanne Georgi as a part of the jury to score the countries to the Final of the Eurovision Song Contest in You can listen here:. Ramon developed a short but intense interpreter career during the 70s and 80s. But aside from this record, he composed very good and many songs dedicated to love and to those little things that surround us. A feast to be reunited with the beautiful memories of a not so distant Cerdanyola. After an intensive and continuous preparation, LEYENDA publish a new album, with a new record label and with an speciall illusion to begin a new stage.
With "Horizontes", generic title of the new album of the hard rock band of the most recent generations of Madrid, want to reach all fans of the genre in Spain. The diversity of their musical ideas makes a wide range of tracks, such as slow tracks and fast and powerful tracks, feature sticky choruses and good melodies, with all kinds of influences from both the eighties classic Heavy as the most modern. The lyrics, many of them worked by the guitar player and singer Antonio S. Montemayor, attempt to explain free interpretation stories, although originally based on some fact or thought. LEYENDA comes from the exchange of musical ideas of the three founding members, David , Fernando and Antonio , with persistence, perseverance and the passage of time gave way to a band with its own style and well received by the media.
The work and the fight to raise awareness of the band have always been the dominant notes and as a recognition the band have had the opportunity to play, on several occasions, in the most distinctive music venues in Spain. LEYENDA also has reached popularity outside its natural market, receiving good reviews from the media of other countries. Montemayor with the voice and rhythmic guitars. Themselves say to be influenced by demand groups such as Korn, Slipknot, Skunk df, or Hamlet, and claim they came to fill the hole that has Catalan rock in his harder and powerful face.
The most basic instincts take shape and will not be indifferent. This award marks the revelation of the band into the Catalan culture, and a promotion throughout the country playing at different concert halls as Razmatazz in Barcelona, and its first clip, and his first professional contract with the label Picap. Deliris is the new album with 12 new songs, with the Valencian accent that characterizes them. Their lyrics are still talking about the passage of time, the problems and virtues of our urban lives, or the characters of his particular imagination, as the song dedicated to Boris Karloff, qualified as a monster for its public image.
All you need to do is to click the flyer:. Do not speak of social relations but of the psychological characteristics of each individual that define it as unique and singular. Therefore, it is an album that talks about optimism and pessimism, love and hate, selfishness and generosity, euphoria and depression and all those feelings that can not be regulated and they travel through the brain as chemistry. Picap is pleased to announce that 3 of the artists and bands of our Record Label will win or are nominated for various music awards.
The first is Albert Fibla , who writes as well in his web " Albert Fibla will receive Enderrock Award by popular vote for best song in the category of singer-songwriters for " Pel seu nom ". The event will take place at Sala Bikini, on February 10, beginning at Here we have:. A tribute to Cuban musician Ignacio Villa , known as "Snowball. Within the show of Enderrock Awards , this year and for our 25 birthday EDR Group has decided to award a prize to our history in the music industry's contributing to the promotion, dissemination and strengthening of the music scene of Catalonia and all over the world.
The music industry is in a constant evolution and adaptation process to the market demands. That is why people form Picap are constantly leading new challenges to achieve. We have just begun and we want to work hard to continue our musical project , as many of you will know, is trying to recover the memory of the music of Catalonia. This allows us to preserve a piece of our history that will never be forgotten. We are making the necessary tasks that will bring us to the way music lovers consume music and the way that they stay in touch with the company.
Leaving aside the changes that you will be able to see throughout this year, we especially hope to communicate to everyone that We are 25 years old ; we will also inform on the different channels available such as Myspace , Facebook , Twitter , In conclusion we would like to announce some new releases and reissues planned for this year, hopping that you will enjoy.
So we will find reissues such as. The performance is based on the renovation and updating of the literary language of Catalan romances. In this latter albumthe band have created new romances by the hands of contemporary poets who talkabout love and courtship, crime and revenge, thieves and bandits, political events, We hope you enjoy the concert that they have prepared and we leave you with the video of the single " Repartiment ":.
They have been intense months plenty of concerts, presentations and interviews in major media in the country. On the other hand we can also listen Albert Fibla on Saturday 29th, from a. As always remind you that Picap works hard for you to stay on tune of the latest news, concerts and upcoming launches of our artists through the website of Picap , Facebook , Myspace , Twitter , Netvibes , Listen to "Entre la multitud". Would you like to stay on tune with Picap? Do you want to communicate directly to us?
Some months ago we published an article on the website explaining the changes in Picap to adapt to these times. Look for Picap, you will find us in Facebook pages. Facebook is the biggest social network that has grown a lot over the past few months and Picap is there with a page where users can sign up as fans.
In that page you can find a music player, and also we send updates with the latest news on the web to all our friends. For Picap becomes an essential tool for discovering new talents. For this reason there is more than a year ago that the company decided to join this community and we can only get good experiences. From Myspace we have found our graphic designer, as well as emerging artists.
It really has saved time in listening demos , because lets you create an idea of what is offering the artist. Twitter , according to Wikipedia , is a social networking and microblogging service that allows to connect with your friends with messages from an extension of not more than characters to know at all time what you are doing, Twitter is also becoming a very powerful marketing tool for businesses and Picap has opened an account where you can add us as a friend and follow every day what the company is doing artists, attendance at trade fairs, seminars, or just to know the point of views of our workmates,….
And in your e-mail client? RSS technology allows you to publish and syndicate content to save time making unnecessary to enter each time on the same page to see if there is new content. Internet Explorer. Later we will explain how to do it with Netvibes. As already mentioned above in the post, with Netvibes or iGoogle you can save time by watching all the information that you normally read on the same page. You'll find us in the following link:. You just need to add content and write in the search bar Picap. The next 6 results show 3 news feeds from the web in 3 languages and 3 widgets also available in 3 languages.
You can find syndicated in a single feed all this information and add it in the bookmark bar of your browser by clicking here:. We bring you two good news from Picap. Nan Roig appears for the first time in , formed by experienced musicians of the Barcelona scene, with the aim of moving the audience with a style rare in the Catalan circuit of music : Rap Metal ; growing in this way the styles fan of Catalan music.
During , with their first album, " Pandemonium AD " Nan Roig enjoyed a great response and acceptance by the public of the Catalan Countries ; that led them to conduct a tour introducing this new musical proposal. The band is characterized by the variety of their song, as both slow and fast with a lot of powerful influence of Heavy Metal. We will keep you informed of the progress of the new album of Leyenda with Picap. Ended the Music Trade Fair Womex it's time to take stock. As every year, a big part of music sector has met in Seville, although this fair focuses on tours and festivals of world music.
Held at the Palacio de congresos of Seville , the fair had different spaces as 2 pavilions for the stands, a building where the conference took place, With more than companies, stands and delegates, the attendance exceeded the significantly. With 50 performances of 40 different countries, we were able to enjoy true musical jewels, including a performance of Peret with the accompaniment of some of the components of GEMA 4.
As a commemoration of last year's celebration of Womex in Seville Womex has signed a contract to celebrate it for 3 years in Copenhagen , the festival has wanted to pay tribute to the contribution of Andalusia with flamenco at the World Music. So we enjoyed the performance of the well known Miguel Poveda.
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Apart from meetings with physical distributors from different countries; Picap , seeking always to stay in contact with the innovation in the recording industry, adapts to new ways of distribution such as digital distribution. In this sense we take in account this type of distribution, and we met with digital distributors to offer our friends and customers a new way to be closer and detect their musical needs. From October 30th till November 2nd Manresa celebrates the eleventh edition of the Mediterranean Fair devoted to the root and traditional entertainment. The fair is a market for new artistic creations, inspired by the Catalan tradition or the one more common in the Mediterranean coast.
The band which this year celebrates its tenth anniversary in active will interprete songs of his latest album Xalandria Picap , and will end in this way the acts of the Fair. We can consider every track of this album as a small piece of popular culture of our country, maintain its poetic structure, but giving it a distinctive sound that we already know about the band. They mix a concept of lyrics that will endure over time with the music of percussion with touches of flamenco or African music.
Womex , the main market for the world music all over the world, will start again in Seville for the fourth consecutive year at the end of October October 29th — November 2nd. In this trade fair, as always in these dates, we can find conferences, showcases, trade fair From our company we believe in the adaptation need and we are aware about the know how of the record industry and the assistance in trade fairs is one of the principal pillars for the exchange of visions, opinions, ideas But an important part of Womex is dedicated to the artists' promotion, tours Peret , as Wikipedia says, is one of the maximum exponents of the Catalan Rumba , which fused the rock, the Flamenco Tango and the Cuban mambo.
We are sure that all the collegas of Womex will enjoy this performance. Gitana Hechicera. Listen a song from the record here. This meticulous production, released by Picap is a high quality piece of work featuring 16 new songs that swing between pop, jazz and bossa nova. The record features first class musicians was made in the old style: with enough time and resources, lots of creativity and attention to details , all of which are a luxury nowadays. The album also includes a cover version of a song of the israeli singer Noa, who has ceded for free.
The music in our country has been always a differential fact; keeping in mind that has been done by people who thinks and expresses artistically in a very special form. Following the project that Edigsa initiated —record label pioneer in the edition of the majority of Catalan artists in the years and that the record label PDI continued, Picap has wanted to put it on the hands of the whole world and to adapt this collection to the current times.
For this reissue in physical support we have created an special box of 33 CD's with the whole entire collection. As well as also, advised by Salvador Pueyo, there have been created different casings of 2 and 3 CD's. Selected with artistic and musical criteria. The market, divided between the professional part and the festival part, receives to all the professionals of the music world as visitors or as exhibitors, and works also as a meeting point of all the lovers of this art called music. Toti Soler will perform his Guitarra Catalana show. Euclydes Mattos , an important character in the brazilian music will act.
The same Friday at 10 p. On Saturday 20th, at 10 p. To finish, on Sunday 21st at 7 p. Since some years ago, the music sector is in a change of cycle. From the appearance of new musical genres and new ways of enjoying the music mp3, online,… to the change in the way to promote the music, where traditional media used to create music hits and now they just schedule the hits when they are done, giving few opportunities to the new talents. Despite of being a negative point for the sector, it can also become an opportunity for the music labels as Picap to be able to adapt the label to the new times and the new ways of promotion.
Following the premise " to renew or to die " Picap has begun a new cycle in which it wants to obtain more presence on the internet, where we can meet all the music lovers exchanging valuations, worries,…. These new times convulsed by Internet, new technologies and the appearance of the concept of web 2. Picap is changing the organizational chart to give an answer to these new needs. From Picap we want to keep in contact the internet users and music lovers who have musical blogs, music related webs,… you can contact us to talk about new possibilities of collaboration by sending an email to marketing picap.
By the other side, the singer from Badalona will collaborate in the show ' El suplement ' this season. Albert will appear twice a month, on sundays at a. More than 50 years of history and bringing the music and the Catalan culture all over the world is the best way to introduce one of the most representative and emblematic orquestra of our country: the Orquestra Internacional Maravella. The beginning of this long and successful musical adventure the orquestra had a very good reception abroad playing around Europe, from here comes the Orquestra Internacional name.
It is necessary to say that the good reception of the public was not only abroad, in our country almost every town has seen the Orquestra Maravella playing their songs. Immortal titles and unforgettable memories for example "Cielito Lindo", "Alma Llanera", "My heart will go on ", "Queen Rhapsody" interpreted by the personal stamp of the mythical orchestra of Caldes. Inside the album you will find versions from artists like Pep Sala or Joan Isaac. This is a good new that shows all the work that Picap is developing to adapt the company to anew ways of distribution, digital distribution in this case.
Born in , this festival has been creating a professional market of important offers where programmers, artists and public meet new artists combined with consecrated artists. The whole success if we compare the assistance numbers between where meet there and had 23, people. A good opportunity to discover one of the most emergent songwriters of our musical panorama. The musical riches of his compositions valued all around the world, the rigour in the choice of the poets played by him and the form of the interpretations all they are his main characteristics.
With the accompaniment of really magnificent musicians, the response of the people after the performance was reaffirming the great event that was lived that day. The room, technically excellent, was the suitable context to frame the performance. The sonority was incredible in a distinguished space, and the lighting created the environment according to each theme. It was an Italian songwritter that worked specially the popular Sardinian music, bringging all this kind of music out of Italy.
With 24 published albums it is an authentic referent of the music of Sardinia Island. Doing this Picap proposes to use these new technologies to give a better service to our clients, friends and good music lovers. Dressed in the color saffron, the monk strikes the edge of the bowl with the wooden mallet.
And the air becomes elastic to allow for the expansive resonance of metal. Once, twice, three times. Afterwards, he takes care of the sound, prolongs it, nourishes it with his own silence. Until the concentric waves stir up the opalescent walls of the soul, beautiful curtains behind which lies hidden the forbidden city of himself. Per la seva senzillesa estructural.
Happiness resembles a monosyllable. Due to its structural simplicity. Also, due to the brevity with which it visits our mouth. Nit rere nit, hi torno. I arrange the pieces of my skeleton, as if they were the twenty-eight domino tiles. Night after night, I return.