Las Migas celebrate Latin Grammy nomination for best flamenco album in India

This content was published on September 20, 2022 – 18:55

20 September 2022 – 18:55

New Delhi, Sep 20 (EFE).- The female quartet Las Migas celebrated their nomination for the Latin Grammy for best flamenco album on Tuesday, the second of their career and which comes on this occasion for the vindictive ” Free”.

“Super happy, because we also did not expect it,” Marta Robles, lead guitarist of the Spanish group, acknowledged to Efe. Unexpected because they had already been nominated in 2017 and also on this occasion he self-released and produced the album with his partner, Oriol Riart, which made the challenge even more “difficult”. “And yet yes,” they succeeded.

“It’s a great satisfaction, because it’s the first time we’ve done a production job and because being nominated for a Latin Grammy is such a great gift,” said the artist.

Las Migas received the news that night in New Delhi, shortly after they gave the first of their two concerts in India, which will also take them this week, with the sponsorship of the Spanish embassy, ​​to the coastal city of Bombay.

In a packed auditorium in the Indian capital, with a mixture of Hispanic and Indian audiences, Robles, singer Carolina Fernández, “La Chispa”, the other guitarist Alicia Grillo and violinist Roser Loscos, as well as Riart’s own double bass, took to the stage. .

Before the public, Las Migas launched the speech of “free women fighting for freedom” that accompanies the album “Libres”. A message, as Robles underlined, that they take for granted for having been “born free”, but that when “you go to a different country, where perhaps the struggle is longer”, that right may not be so obvious.

“It’s the first of our albums to have such a strong, important and universal message,” says the guitarist, who hopes that if the vindictive discourse of her lyrics “reaches people and is of some use, then everything is won.” .

“Libres”, the fifth album by this group since its premiere in 2010 with “Reinas del matute”, was released last April after the break due to the pandemic and, as they define it, it is a collection of 10 songs that “smell to sea, to land, to air and fire, to free love, to hope and to strong women”.

This eclectic album draws on the influence of black American music, something that according to Robles is due to the fact that it was composed during the pandemic and the consequent closure of borders, greatly missing the trips they used to take in the United States.

“There are songs that have a bit of country inspiration, a lot of pop, we have been inspired by singers like Beyoncé who initially have nothing to do with flamenco,” he noted.

The album has songs like their first single “Antonia”, a “flamenco and rogue rumba with swing colors” in which they sing of free love, with a “charmer of women” surrendered to a “brunette”, something that could shock in a conservative society like India.

“The world is full of shocking things until they stop being so. We are very brave, and we are also prudent, but it seems to us that someone has to get a little wet and fight for equality,” says the artist. EFE

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