Her passion for photography runs in the family. Her father, a shutterbug, used to take her photo often, which is why, when young Estela started shooting photos with her own camera, she featured the people who were part of her life.
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Aitana somehow inherited her talent for music from her artistic grandfather from Jaén, whom she never met. Today, she flies high with her songs, and brings her fans along for the ride.
Javier Perianes, one of the most internationally renowned Spanish pianists, defends honesty when playing an instrument as the key to reaching the audience, over technical skill.
Being in love with the creative process itself is what keeps pianist James Rhodes hooked on music, literature and photography. We went inside his home to get to know him a little better.
Itziar Ituño and Rozalén
Itziar Ituño and Rozalén were the protagonists of the first meeting held at Espacio Iberia. Under the title ‘Lyrics and music. How to write a song', they shared their creative process.
Curiosity and courage are what helped Sebastián Yatra transcend music to try his luck in the world of film. And he did so in Spanish as his hallmark, making Ibero-America proud.
Sometimes just a few notes are enough to remember a film and feel moved again. Composer Fernando Velázquez, one of the most renowned and well-respected in Spain, knows what we’re talking about.
Two friends with no other ambition than to make “relaxed pop” to have fun and entertain people. The Besmaya formula seems simple, but behind it is a lot of talent and many hours spent together.
With ‘Pripyat’, an album sung in a made-up language, Marina Herlop has managed to draw public attention and earn her place on both the national and international scene.
From journalism, where he became a role model for music fans, Rafa Cervera made the leap to literature. Now, he’s published his third novel: ‘Canción para hombres grandes’. An interview with a soundtrack.
We chat to Alaska and Nacho Canut (Fangoria) about a bit of everything, almost in honour of the song that opens their latest EP (‘Ex Profeso’).
Xoel López had to travel far, really far, to find himself again. The result of this journey was ‘Atlántico’, an album that few understood but that today, coinciding with its tenth anniversary, stands unscathed.
Los Estanques & Anni B Sweet
Los Estanques and Anni B Sweet have combined their talents to sign one of the most acclaimed albums of the year: 'Burbuja cómoda y elefante inesperado'. In upcoming months, their charming live performances will be heard across Spain.
Crystal clear melodies, catchy choruses, and an irresistible voice. The music of Irenegarry sounds spontaneous and fresh, two must-haves to win the hearts of the young (and not so young).
With 'Ritual', Dorian’s new album, the band invites everyone to hit play on life after the pandemic and to celebrate a concept of cosmopolitanism that encourages us to mix and be inspired.
Pleasure. What you feel when you listen to your favourite song, sing it at the top of your lungs, and share it with thousands of people. After taking a break due to the pandemic, music festivals are back with a bang.
After a 27-year career, the lead singer of La Habitación Roja, one of the most veteran independent Spanish rock bands, decided to take stock and write his autobiography: 'Canción de amor definitiva' [Ultimate love song].
Dover’s 'Devil came to me', a quintessential album for an entire generation, turns 25, and we’re celebrating by chatting to some of its makers and analysing its impact.
Haze is the voice of the streets and his lyrics force us to look closely at a reality to which we often prefer to turn our backs. 'Carne de cañón', his next album, is not going to leave us that choice.
With a meteoric career, international recognition and a tour nearing completion in Madrid, Nella tells us the keys to her success: the fusion of different styles, love for her roots and her intimate voice.
Israel Suárez, “Piraña”
Israel Suárez, “Piraña”, is part of a generation of percussionists who have combined different contemporary styles, rhythms and influences: from pop to Latin jazz, the cajón box drum transcends beyond flamenco.
The most important event within Ibero-American cinema, the PLATINO Awards, took off on the 30th of September in Madrid with an epic soundtrack: the preview of 'Volando', an original musical documentary directed and written by Javier Limón.
Lucas Vidal, a composer from Madrid inspired by the likes of Bach, Wagner, Queen and Paco de Lucía, has signed scores for films as diverse as The Island Inside or Fast & Furious 6.
This isn’t an actor who also sings, but a musician that has made a career out of acting. Villagrán launches his first album, influenced by rave music and independent British rock.
Because of her experience, market vision and knowledge, Almudena Heredero has played a part in the necessary renewal that the Spanish music industry has undergone over the past ten years. Among the changes are, of course, women’s fight to gain visibility and equality. We chatted with her.
They release records at their own pace, without pressures of any kind. Teresa Iturrioz and Ibon Errazkin, the members of Single, are cult artists in their own right. Their music, however, is open to all publics — an exquisite blend of pop and folk that could belong to any period, but which always sounds fiercely personal.
Despite what its name and track record may suggest, the CANADA production company was founded in Barcelona more than a decade ago, leaving a signature mark on the international audio-visual scene.
Eduardo de la Iglesia
He’s as likely to make music for a fight between virtual warriors as a futurist adventure or a battle set during World War II. A forerunner on the other side of the pond, Eduardo de la Iglesia, from Madrid, talks to Talento a bordo about one of the most creative and unknown jobs of our time: making soundtracks for video games.
In less than a decade, Zahara has become one of the leading figures of the Spanish indie scene. Her songs reach a wide audience that also supports her restlessness and versatility as an artist. Hers is a self-managed career with an artistic stance committed to equality.
In the last four years, rapper Kase.O has taken Spanish hip-hop to the top. The proof: over 20,000 copies sold of the album ‘El círculo’, a triumphal tour of Spain and Latin America, and several awards and nominations.
In the last few years, Raül Refree has become one of the most important and international producers in the Spanish music scene. His name is linked to the new flamenco cultivated by Silvia Pérez Cruz, Rocío Márquez or Rosalía, but is also connected to records by Mala Rodríguez, Albert Pla, Josele Santiago, Kiko Veneno, and now also Rodrigo Cuevas’ awaited new album.
Writer, singer, composer, singer-songwriter. His great ability to deal with complex issues full of sentimental motivations simply and personally has brought him success, fame and recognition. In December, he’ll close the tour for his latest record, ‘Mis Paisajes Interiores’, in Madrid, during which he has offered more than two-hundred concerts in the last three years between Spain and Latin America.
Julia de Castro
After ten years on the stage, De la Puríssima is saying goodbye. Led by Julia de Castro, voice and soul of this quartet that dared to merge cuplé with jazz, they will say goodbye forever to their fans in a memorable performance at Festival de Otoño. Amen.
Adriana Tanus, conductor of the OJEM [Madrid European Youth Orchestra], has turned music into the best instrument to fight for a more diverse and tolerant world. Her next adventure: presenting Mozart’s 'Requiem' with her musicians at the National Auditorium of Music in Madrid.
A natural stage animal, Coque Malla is also the author of some of the best songs in Spanish recorded in recent decades. Although he doesn’t believe in it, his latest album is touched by what is commonly known as maturity.
La Bien Querida
La Bien Querida is back with ‘Brujería’, an album that works as a magic spell in many ways. One of the leading figures in the Spanish alternative scene –she also has a cameo in the 3rd season of Spanish TV series ‘Paquita Salas’—, with this album she is celebrating her first decade in music.
The singer and electronic music producer is about to turn the Spanish music scene on its head with ‘Porvenir’, a musical manifesto where past and future converge.
The fourpiece has just released a third long-feature album, ‘Vamos a volvernos locos’ (Warner, 2019), their most energetic work to date but not without emotion. It’s a collection of songs that will make you dance on the dancefloor in between sobs.
Considered the best flamenco guitarist on the planet, Tomatito accepts the compliments with absolute humility. Because behind his talent are many hours of work. A good example of this is his upcoming 'El concierto de Aranjuez', an album the Almería-born musician has already been playing on stages all over Spain.
They were two restless teenagers when they met in Zaragoza in 1992. Twenty-seven years after joining the infectious euphoria that pervaded Spain that year, Eva and Juan, Amaral, are still the most stable couple in Spanish music. Their new album, 'Salto al color', is out today, and it comes with their usual gifts—coherence, quality and love for life.
We have a chat with Asier Etxeandia main character of 'Sordo', the new Almodovar´s film, who continues on tour playing the songs from the first album by Mastodonte, his band and real passion.
About to release 'Solid', his debut album and probably one of the hits this season, Javier Limón Jr. is as scant with words as he is lavish with creativity. Because, as he says: "I would rather give people lots of music to listen to than plenty to talk about.” Like father, like son.
He calls himself an agitator. What Asturian Rodrigo Cuevas wants and works for is a reappraisal of the values transmitted by Spanish folklore. And he does so sporting a provocative look combining tights, suspenders and his inseparable wooden shoes. Who said folklore has to be boring?
Are You An Expert In Spanish Music?
There are emotions that are difficult to translate. But that doesn’t mean you can’t take this test and discover your true knowledge about Spanish music.
Summer of ‘19
Hinds, Cupido, The Parrots, Rober Sua, Los Estanques, Alice Wonder, Kidd Keo... Summer of ‘19!
Mala Rodríguez anticipated the present state of pop music, where the Latin thing is now a key element. After almost five years without a new album, she has a few new singles out. 'Aguante' (‘Endurance’) is the most recent one. We talk to her.
We talked with Javier Limón to celebrate the twenty years of Casa Limón, his unstoppable production company, and to learn about his new projects.
Iván ‘Coyu’ Ramos
After an intense, 15-year career, countless tracks and remixes, this autumn Coyu, the most in-demand DJ and producer in Spain, is presenting 'You Don’t Know', his first album, on which he collaborates with the elite of contemporary electronic music.
The 54th edition of the Jazzaldia Festival offered 100 performances in 15 different stages. Like every year, San Sebastián became the world’s epicenter of jazz for a few days.
The Madrid-born musician Russian Red, who took her name from a lipstick shade, has returned to her hometown to perform at Noches del Botánico on 31 July.
In his in-depth essay 'Más allá del trap (Beyond Trap)' young thinker Ernesto Castro dissects the music popularized by artists such as C. Tangana, Yung Beef, Bad Gyal, Pimp Flaco, Kinder Malo o Cecilio G, dissolving the lines between high- and low-brow culture.
Catalan singer-songwriter María Rodés (Barcelona, 1986) has been in music for over a decade but she’s become particularly popular by voicing this summer’s ad by a popular beer brand, advocating the preservation of ocean life.
Flamenco In Style
The Teatro Real completes its second season of 'Flamenco Real', an initiative that saw the main figures of contemporary flamenco enter a true temple of Spanish culture.
How do you become an international star? Besides talent and special gifts, how much luck is necessary? Almodóvar, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Palomo Spain, Dua Lipa, and the Kardashians are usually right. And they all love Rosalía.
Go To A Music Festival And Stay For The City Museum
In Spain, there are music festivals in many cities big and small. Whether you are into electronic music, pop, indie, rock or heavy metal, you will surely find yours. And if you happen to also like to visit museums, here is a list of suggestions to enjoy both. The problem is, which one(s) to choose?