I am Araceli Tzigane, director of Mapamundi Música, the trade mark of Mapamundi Cultural SL, dedicated to management and booking of artists of music with roots on the traditions of the people. Let me explain you a little bit of our history… And if you want to know more about me, click here.
On day 27th of December of 2007 it took place the first concert by an artist booked throught our first rooster.
This initiative arised after the requests from some clients that asked us for proposals and programs, as they knew our activity with the radio show Mapamundi (called Mundofonías since 2009).
We started just before the finantial crisis so we have had to test our endurance and commitment. And here we are!
As well as working with Iberian artists, Mapamundi Música colaborates with artists from other places. Along these years we have brought to Spain for the first time artists like Mad Sheer Khan (Algeria, France), Tao Ravao & Vincent Bucher (Madagascar, France), Ellika, Solo & Rafael (Sweden, Senegal, Mexico), Özlem Bulut (Turkey), Janusz Prusinowski Kompania (Poland), Gulaza (Israel) or Monsieur Doumani (Cyprus). We have developed festivals and series (like Escalamundos, Jewish Music and Culture Festival in Alcorcón, Dances of the World in Alcorcón…) and designed and/or produced new concerts, like Jako el Muzikante, Chopin’s music and village roots, or À Porta do Cante.
During these years we have learnt, thought and met thousands of wonderful artists and cultural agents and developed our current mission that is:
To increase the knowledge, appreciation and practice of the cultural legacy of traditional music, both in its more atavistic and its more miscegenated expressions, as well as to create memorable moments that broaden the cultural boundaries of the public with artistic performances that connect them with the essence of human being, by means of the aesthetical and communicative quality of the artists, that become part of our family.
We have learnt and changed much along this time and an objective has been always in our minds: to put the public closer to the values that the music from the people transmit, about curiosity and respect for the other and the value of our own cultural identity, parts of a chain that connects us with our past and put a ground over where to stand in times of constant change, on the way to tomorrow.
Over the time we have developed the will of taking one step further in the relationship of public with the art. Thus we have worked with the artists to design activities that return to the public an active role in the artistic performance, that provide a deeper aproach for the festivals and programs.
We work with artists we love because of their artistic skills, their deep vision and the emotional connection we feel with them. We can´t work with as many as we would like to but through our work, also on the radio show Mundofonías and the Transglobal World Music Chart, as well as our participation on international networks like LEMON, we have direct contact with a countless amount of musical proposals from all over the world. Don´t hesitate in asking us for anything related to world and traditional music.