With the theme of “World Music” we want to offer different musical styles that enjoy a recognized prestige, Latin Jazz, Flamenco, Bossanova … but in reality, what really enhances this first edition of the festival MusiCares is to have very special artists who reveal their personality with such sincerity that the result is none other than beauty, authenticity and admiration.
I am a singer and composer, born and raised in Asturias, where I am currently living again, after several years abroad. I have performed on stages in Berlin (Karneval der Kulturen), Brazil (Pró-Saber), Tunisia (Sofar Sounds Tunis) and London (Rich Mix, King’s College), from where I have brought with me different influences to my own register and way of playing. Although my main instrument is the voice, I accompany myself on Spanish guitar and minor percussion, introducing rhythmic elements, chords and melodies with Brazilian and jazz influences in a warm and intimate tone. Among my references are women like Fiona Apple, Mercedes Sosa or Laura Marling. (more info)
Born in Bilbao, he spent his childhood in towns in Andalusia.
Son of María el Merguizo, he sings at the bar of a tavern from his early years. He learns to speak by singing when he repeats the coplillas taught to him by the patrons.
Since he was a child, he has lived in different parts of the country with voices, accents, tones and languages tinged with very diverse cultural expressions which are the school of formation of this self-taught, versatile and authentic author.
authentic. A kaleidoscope of sounds that Diego infuses in his multidisciplinary art from genuine flamenco to other world music.
Accompanied by his guitar, Merguiza, cante and toque merge into one on stage alone.
Musicians and artists from different disciplinary backgrounds complement each other with charisma and dedication in songs expressed in an orchestral way.
He unravels them with his original and particular voice of high-pitched timbres in memorable live performances where he sings, plays, speaks, whispers and improvises.
His creations, never linear, awaken sensitivity or provoke rapture. The stages of the world
are witnesses of a dedication and professionalism that exude strength and emotion. (more info)