18-11-2014

Independent pop lands in Buenos Aires

Organised by Promusicae, Sounds from Spain includes in program Lori Meyers, Los Planetas, Los Enemigos, Guadalupe Plata and Rozalén in the Buenos Aires concerts venue

Five big names of the Spanish independent music scene will land in Buenos Aires next Saturday 22nd November, to attract music promoters and producers of the Southern Cone. The initiative comes from platform Sounds from Spain, coordinated this time by Promusicae, and will offer free of charge the sound projects of Los Enemigos, Guadalupe Plata, Lori Meyers, Los Planetas and Rozalén in the venue Niceto Club, from 8 pm well into the night.

 

Sounds from Spain, the institutional alliance that Promusicae shares with ICEX- España Exportación e Inversiones, INAEM, AIE, ARTE, Fundación SGAE and UFI, makes a new bet for Argentina to promote the work of some of most relevant Spanish acts. Performances in Niceto Club (Niceto Vega 5510) aim to support the internationalisation of Spanish music, as it does the meeting on the eve at the Spanish Embassy in Argentina. A gathering has been scheduled with the five bands’ managers and other Spanish producers with best Argentinian sector professionals: managers, concert theatres, recording labels, festival programmers, music press and editors. Sony Music and El Volcán, two Promusicae members, shall take part in the event.

 

Music professionals and fans will enjoy an eclectic menu at Niceto, particularly representative of the styles diversity of Spanish scene. The veteran band Los Enemigos, back in tour in 2012 after a break-up of ten years, just released its re-foundation album, Vida inteligente.

 

Another cult band is Los Planetas, essential in the indie scene. Since their first album, Super 8 (1994), the vocal prayer of Jota and Florent’s incisive guitar have defined a personal universe full of fans and imitators and lately enriched with flamenco ingredients of traditional Andalusian song.

 

Also from Granada, and among the many youngsters that looked at themselves in Los Planetas mirror, is band Lori Meyers, a group that celebrates a decade with a spectacular balance: those six musicians for minorities that recorded Viaje de estudios in 2004 are today one of the most prestigious bands of the festivals circuit, with thousands of voices singing along its hits.

 

The Southern element is present with Guadalupe Plata, a trio from Jaen that has swept away with its coarse, rural, skimpy and monolithic blues, enriched with some punk drops. In 2013, they recorded the homonymous album in three frantic days at the recording studio in Austin, with amazing results: the album got four awards in last edition of UFI Awards and, even more impressive, it was awarded with the Impala Award for Best European independent record.

 

More poetic, thus still full of feminine fierce, is the repertoire of Rozalén, a big surprise of the new singer/songwriters scene. To the warm reception of her first album, Con derecho a… has been added her work as music therapist with Parkinson patients or her commitment with hearing impaired: in many of her concerts the lyrics are interpreted by a sign language interpreter.

 

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