Vigüela, the deep sound from the Castiles

Vigüela are selected for the catalogue of recommended artists by AECID, Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for the Development.The AECID Music Catalog is the main tool for promotion, dissemination and cultural programming outside Spain, of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation. The Catalog is prepared by a committee of experts and includes a selection of proposals of quality from all musical genres.

Jota, fandango and seguidilla are their core reasons.
Voices, skin and wood are their assets.

 

Key facts:

  • Vigüela have made concerts and workshops in referential festivals like Forde, WOMAD UK, Urkult, Folk Holidays, EtnoKrakow, Okarina, Sharq Taronalari… In 2019 they have played in Spain, Portugal, Serbia, Germany, Slovenia, Poland and Uzbekistan, following the line of international presence that started in 2016.
  • They can play without amplification in suitable venues.
  • They are easygoing, enthusiastic, devoted to music and to the public with all of their hearts. They can share rooms and they eat everything. 😀
  • Logistics are easy: flight from Madrid. Baggages are normal (no extra seats needed). 
  • The basic line up is quartet. Quintet is quite common. Extended line ups are available, with musicians and/or with a dance couple. More ambitious projects that challenged they are also welcome!
With Vigüela we offer:

  • Concert from quartet on and also with dance couple
  • Concert with Janusz Prusinowski Kompania and Maria Siwiec
  • Concert with the Valencian artists Josep Aparicio “Apa” and Eduard Navarro
  • Concert in ronda at the street
  • Workshop of dance
  • Conference, showcooking… any other idea? Surprise us, we’ll love to get involved in your crazy idea!

Listen their latest album:


IT’S SAID ABOUT VIGÜELA:

“I just cannot keep it in myself. I had the chance to listen to Vigüela live afterwards!!!! Wow… I really liked them… Truly amazing… indeed.” Zsuzsanna Kerényi. Cultural manager, Hungarian Heritage House

“Vigüela are so authentic and sincere in their performance that the emotion of the songs is understood regardless of the language barrier and cultural difference […] Musicians, like magicians, took all these instruments “from the hat,” and we, as children, watched enthusiastically what was happening on stage.” Ivana Ljubinković, Magazin Etnoumlje

“Wonderful proposal. I found it filled with creativity, optimism, and joy.” Daniel Sheehy, curator and director at Smithsonian Folkways, USA

“After decades of flamenco fusions and mestizo mélanges, Spain is probably in dire need of some raw, honest roots music […] Folk group Vigüela have the ultimate credentials.” Chris Moss. Songlines, July 2017

“Strong voices from depth inside them bypasses my brain and hits directly the center of my heart. Something essential is happening.” Janusz Prusinowski, artist and director of Mazurkas of the World Festival, Poland

“Thanks for the huge work of dissemination of the folklore you do.” Yolanda Criado, La Riproposta. Radio Clásica, Spanish National Radio

For further info, visit the band’s website.

Facebook of the band, here.

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