Sephardic Tradition

NEW SHOW       Ariana Barrabés – voice, frame drums and tambourine. Jesús Olivares – lute, saz, arpa, ngoni and guitar. Abdelaziz Samsaoui – kanun.   Strength, femininity, Mediterranean culture, mixture and emotion from its Hispanic roots, from its Jewish identity and from all those traditions that it has found along the sea. Evoéh pays tribute to the Sephardic oral legacy by mixing melodies from Spain, Italy, Morocco, Israel, Turkey, Greece, etc. Beautiful Sephardic songs and different musical styles deeply connected with Mediterranean cultures. “Rituales del amor” is an ideal project to honor the feminine figure and Sephardic tradition, within the context of ancient music or world music.  

Amor et Fides: “Medieval and Renaissance Music”

Medieval and Renaissance Music A journey through the songs of love and devotion from medieval and renaissance times. It recollects the world of the Occitan troubadours, the devotion of the cantigas de Santa María, the affectionate sighs of the cantigas de amigo and the dances of the Llibre vermell de Montserrat, (Red Books of Montserrat). It also includes glimpses into the world of Muslim Spain (Andalucí). Of note is the reduced size of the musical formation and the versatility of the musical timbre when combiningvoice, harp, zither, lute, saz, psaltery, tambourine and various percussion instruments. Ariana Barrabés – Voice, frame drums, tambourine and bow psaltery. Jesús Olivares – Arpa, saz (baglama), lute, zither (trapezoidal psaltery), ngoni (African harp) and tambourine. Anaïs Muñoz – […]

Spanish classicism and popular music: “Manuel de Falla and Federico García Lorca”

Spanish classicism and popular music A trip to the extremes of classical and popular music, focused mainly on Manuel de Falla’s “El Amor Brujo” and his vision of popular songs, and on Federico García Lorca’s folklorist side. There are also glimpses into the world of the jota and the copla, so rooted and extended throughout Spain. The musical formation could be a duet of voice and guitar or a small-orchestra (including strings and wind instruments) but always includes dance, which is inseparable from this music. Ariana Barrabés – Voice Jesús Olivares – Guitar Lucía Salgado – Oboe Natalia Brzewska – Violin Arabel•la Fernández – Viola Mariona Tuset – Violoncello Anaïs Muñoz – Dance  

Árbore da vida: “Rosalía de Castro and Galician Traditional Songs”

Rosalía de Castro and Galician Traditional Songs. The traditional verses of Galician music meet poetry with the great Rosalía. This music recreates and renews the alalás and Galician folk music, compiled more than a hundred years ago,with the sounds of flute, strings, guitars, pandero and tambourine. The magic in the traditional Galician folk music inspired this project entitled Árbore da vida. It sinks its roots in tradition, flourishes in the present and bears its fruit on reinvigorating and reproducing this very tradition. Verses by CurrosEnríquez and Antón Noriega Varela are also included. Ariana Barrabés – Voice, frame drums, tambourine. Jesús Olivares – Spanish guitar and acoustic guitar. Lucía Salgado – Oboe. Natalia Brzewska – Violin. Arabel•la Fernández – Viola. Mariona […]

L’Aire: “Music and Dance related to Felip Pedrell”

Music and Dance related to Felip Pedrell Felip Pedrell dedicated his life to extolling and working with traditional popular music. L’aire is made up of more than 70 songs collected throughout Catalonia, Valencia and the Balearic Islands. After spending many years trapped in his books, they resume their voyage through flamenco, fusion, and both modern and classical music. The dance reflects bravery, hope, mystery, joy, madness and serenity. Popular music is like air, you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. Little can be known of it, it can only be felt. Air moves softly and freely between tradition and future. It encounters no difficulty in crossing borders, opening doors or in shaking us up. It […]

El poeta del viento: “Tribute to León Felipe”

Tribute to León Felipe Poems that are often described as revolutionary, critical and uncomfortable yet extremely beautiful. León Felipe’s verses will not leave you indifferent and Evoéh’s music seeks to strengthen his message. Classical and popular styles merge more than ever creating a small-orchestra (guitar, voice, string trio and oboe). This is Evoéh’s second album, composed entirely by Jesús Olivares, although a cover of Paco Ibáñez’s “Como tú” is also included. The album was nominated for best classical music album in the Independent Music Awards 2015 (MIN). Ariana Barrabés – Voice Jesús Olivares – Guitar Lucía Salgado – Oboe Natalia Brzewska – Violin Arabel•la Fernández – Viola Mariona Tuset – Violoncello    

Music and Poetry

  Poetry with a Flamenco air, Folk, Renaissance, Traditional and Contemporary. Jesus’s sideas a musical composer and arranger could becapturedin the texts of numerous poets.Evoéh first saw this source of inspiration in the verses of Miguel Hernández and in traditional melodies collected by Federico García Lorca. The group captured them in its first album Cadencias, released in 2012. This was just the start of a musical creation that continues to evolve and be inspired by the verses of Santa Teresa de Jesús, San Juan de la Cruz, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, León Felipe, Rosalía de Castro y Jorge Manrique, among others. Music and poetry have always gone hand in hand. The lyrics of the traditional songbook are just poems, in many […]