Xabier Díaz is one of the leading names in Galician traditional music. With more than three decades behind him, this musician from A Coruña has received numerous awards and has performed at various international festivals.
In this concert he presents As Catedrais Silenciadas, the third work of a project carried out in collaboration with Adufeiras de Salitre that began in 2015 and in which the differential element is the impressive group of female vocalists and percussionists. Throughout these years, the musician has carried out research in Galician villages, rescuing women's songs and giving them his personal touch. His music and his new lyrics give freshness to a traditional raw material from the northwest that combines pasodobles, jotes, alalás, ribeiranas, muñeiras and agarrados.
The album has been recognised by the specialised critics and the public (Top Ten in the World Music Charts Europe and Top of the World in Songlines magazine) and is presented with a force that seeks to move an audience in which they always find complicity, with a modern and contemporary look at the traditional festivities of the villages and towns.
Xabier Díaz (vocals, percussion and bagpipes), Iván Costa (hurdy-gurdy), Roberto Grandal (accordion), Adufeiras de Salit (accordion), Iván Costa (hurdy-gurdy) and Roberto Grandal (accordion).
Adufeiras de Salitre (percussion and vocals)