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Martirio celebrates 25 years on stage with an unique concert in Miami

(*Abajo en español)

Martirio, the Spanish singer who reinvented popular Spanish music, comes back to Miami after four years to celebrates 25 years on stage. Presented by FUNDarte and MEGA TV, Martirio invites us to join her celebration with a unique concert to remember her best songs, which will take place on Saturday, April 7th at 8.30 PM at the Miami- Dade County Auditorium.

Martirio has occupied a unique place in the world of Spanish music, and world music overall; she has taken ownership over the expression of heartbreak and female sensuality so common to the copla, and has reinvigorated it with a new, emancipated energy and soulfulness. “With her dark sunglasses and spired peineta (the ornamental comb worn by flamenco singers), she’s created a semi-satiric princess-of-darkness persona that isn’t hard for outsiders to understand.” observed The New York Times, and reviewed her performances as completely unique in their ability to bewitch audiences with her depth of expression, but refreshing in their accessibility—even to non-Spanish speakers.   

Her last record, Martirio, 25 años en directo, is also an intimate concert, almost a Cabaret, in which Martirios´s voice will be accompained by the guitarist Raúl Rodríguez and the pianist Jesús Lavilla. In Martirio´s own words, this record is “to share again those songs that remain in her memories and heart. These songs have walked by my side for  25 years of research and love of popular music, which I have put all together inside a copla,  bolero, tango, jazz, flamenco, and tumbao…”.

“Martirio is patient, endlessly reserved and inventive, meting out phrases in tremulous whispers. She creates a settled melancholy at the center of the music, and it's a singular pleasure, skillfully rendered”. Ben Ratliff, The New York Times.

About Martirio

Her enigmatic and sophisticated image, wearing combs or peinetas and sunglasses, is the calling card of this living vocal artist, always curious, undoubtedly modern and an avant-garde.  

For 25 years, Martirio has reinvented the copla, a Spanish traditional music genre, bestowing upon it with the universality that it deserves and freeing it from any bondage of the past. She has dared all styles: jazz, bossa nova, tango, flamenco, bolero, pop, rock and even with the tradicional Sevillanas; an audacity that she has shared with other contemporaries such as Chano Domínguez, Kiko Veneno, Vicente Amigo, Lila Downs, Omara Portuondo, Franco Battiato, Compay Segundo and Chucho Valdes.

Martirio has been nominated for a Latin Grammy (Best 2002 Flamenco Album for "Mucho corazón") and has received two awards from the Academy of Spanish Music: Best Spanish album of 2005 for "Acoplados" and Best Fusion Album 2007 for "Primavera en NY ".

 

Don´t you know Martirio yet? Check her out performing "Si te contara"

  

 

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Martirio vuelve a Miami para celebrar sus 25 años sobre los escenarios

 

Cuatro años ha tenido que esperar el público de Miami al regreso de Martirio, la artista que ha revolucionado la música popular española y que de la mano de FUNDarte y MEGA TV por fin vuelve a nuestros escenarios para invitarnos a conmemorar sus 25 años de carrera con Martirio, 25 años en directo, un concierto único en el que repasará  sus mejores canciones y que podremos disfrutar el sábado 7 de abril, a las 8.30PM, en el Miami Dade County Auditorium.

Martirio ha querido que éste sea un concierto íntimo, casi cabaret,  en el que su voz sonará acompañada de la guitarra de Raúl Rodríguez  y del piano de  Jesús Lavilla. En palabras de la artista, el disco Martirio, 25 años en directo,  es “volver a pasar juntos estas canciones y su memoria por el corazón. Son canciones que me han acompañado por el mundo durante estos 25 años de investigación y amor a la música popular. Unidas en una marmita, la copla, el bolero, el tango, el jazz, el flamenco, el tumbao…”.

Sobre Martirio

Su imagen enigmática y sofisticada, que corona con sorprendentes peinetas y gafas de sol, es la tarjeta de presentación de una artista viva, siempre curiosa, moderna y vanguardista. 

Durante 25 años Martirio ha renovado la copla española dotándola de la universalidad que merece y librándola de ataduras del pasado. Se ha atrevido con todo: jazz, bossa nova, tango, flamenco, bolero, pop, rock e incluso con las sevillanas, un atrevimiento que ha compartido con artistas únicos como Chano Domínguez, Kiko Veneno, Vicente Amigo, Lila Downs, Omara Portuondo, Franco Battiato, Compay Segundo o Chucho Valdés.

Martirio ha sido nominada a los Grammy Latinos (Mejor álbum Flamenco 2002 por “Mucho Corazón”) y ha recibido dos premios de la Academia de la Música Española: Mejor álbum de Canción Española 2005 por “Acoplados” y Mejor álbum de Fusión 2007  por “Primavera en NY”.