The fourth edition of the Sounds in Nature Festival, Sonna Huesca, which is organized by the Huesca Provincial Council (DPH) from 2020, will open on July 1 at the Huesca Art and Nature Center (CDAN) with the show Enredadas, which composes. coplas, jotas and alalás starring four women with proper names in Spanish music.
Martirio, Carmen París and Ugía Pedreira allowed themselves to be “involved” by the Galician Uxía, who defined the path through common styles and contributed to renewing the new popular Spanish through the Galician copla, iota or terrestrial. a song
Enredadas wants to spread art as an event and stage a tribute to the roots of music and fraternity, which DPH reported in the press.
The show will be sold in a space with a capacity of 500 spectators – the only one in medium format in the fourth edition, together with that of Pau Vallvé in the Castle of Benabarre – in which the first will be “. No tickets” for Sonna Huesca 2023 .
The second private competition will be opened the following day, Sunday 2 July in the space of Vicente Baldellou in Alquézar, and will also have the name of a woman. Rita Payés, one of the strongest figures in the current Catalan music scene – 2021 Alicia Award for emerging talent from the Catalan Academy of Music – will perform, accompanied by Pol Batlle. In this case, there is also a sign of tickets and it is expected that they will sell soon.
Singers from the other side of the Atlantic
In this fourth edition, Sonna Osca has proposed singers from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, such as Colombian Urpi Barco; Brazilian, Bía Ferreira; and Diana Baron Argent.
First on the program is Urpi Barco, a Colombian artist who has already appeared on both stages of Sonna Huesca – in the hermitage of Santa Elena, in 2020– Biescas, and the Southern Pyrenees. Urpi Barco found a “successful alternative” organization of the event after the suspension of the Argentine Sofía Viola Europaea tour, originally scheduled for Sonna Huesca 2023, which had to cancel its performance.
So, on July 23, the Hermitage of the Virgin de la Piedad de Almunia de San Juan will experience the meeting of Alto Aragon with Urpi –dove in Quechua– Barco, one of the most famous singers and composers in the new field. Colombian and American Latin jazz music. Teacher of popular song at the School of Arts and Music of the University of Arboleda in Sergio Arboleda, Urpi Barco is focused on the interpretation, research and compilation of the repertoire of Colombian songs, a schedule that enriches his creative work, which mixes jazz, the world of music and the exploration of voices.
Bia Ferreira, activist
Perhaps the most active and provocative artist in Sonna Huesca is the Brazilian Bía Ferreira, who will return to Bodegas Enate on Saturday, August 19. Bía Ferreira is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer, arranger and music producer, but above all she is an activist. He was born in the interior of Minas Gerais (Brazil) and his music defines art or “Black Music”, with all kinds of influences, from gospel to rap.
She identifies her art as MMN – Black Women’s Music – and begins to share it artistically with the aim of educating, raising awareness and the demands of the anti-racist struggle in Brazil and the rainbow movement (LGBTQIA+).
A champion of black feminism, Bia is known for her lyrical social and political opposition. It provokes racism, sexism, homophobia and is also an icon in the fight against Bolsonaro. His latest work, Faminta (2022), is the focus of his 2023 European tour between May and September, which will tour England, Belgium, Germany, France, Portugal, Italy and Spain with only two concerts, the other in Sonna. 2013
I drive away
The next day, on August 20, the Argentinian baroque -transvestite- transvestite Diana Baroni was programmed at Espacio Arte y Naturaleza de Abiego, who performed her work Mujeres (2023) in a trio formed at Sonna Huesca, with viola de. he sings the shrimp and the baroque.
From the Virgin Mary, to Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, passing through Mother Earth or Pachamama, according to the tradition of the Afro-Amerindian peoples, Diana Baroni adored female personalities from the New World in Mujeres, a poetic selection. his musical heritage from colonial times to the present day.
From here in the Atlantic comes the singer, composer and musician from Salamanca Sheila Blanco, who accompanied artists such as Alejandro Sanz, Raphaele or Pastora Soler, without solo work or as a singer with various groups.
Cantando a las poetas del 27 composes his project with the jazz trio Puro Gershwin, he also works with La Voz Kids and in the programs La Ventana and Sofá sonoro de la SER.
SoNna Huesca, Sheila Blanco will give the music of some women – Josefina Romo, Elisabeth Mulder, Margarita Ferrerras, Carmen Conde or Rosalia de Castro – who shared a historical and literary space with poets, such as García Lorca, Alberti or Cernuda; but whose words were much less heard.
The songs are self-composed and accompanied by moving music that passes through poems about love, exile or the longed-for freedom. All this, under the fire of the Larredán show, in Pueyo de Santa Cruz on Saturday, August 5.
Dance and circus
The dance will also be the first of the fourth edition of SoNna Huesca with the performance of Violeta Borruel from Aragon and her stage partner Eva Alonso from Madrid. The contemporary dance company Violeta Borrual will present its production Golondrinas at the Caldearenas railway station on September 1, a tribute to the Pyrenean women who worked in the Mauleon and Oloron factories of Santa Maria in the first half of the 20th century.
Determined by the migrations of the times and the working women of the Pyrenees, Violeta Borruel presents a work that combines historical research and contemporary dance. The culture of the forgotten history of these women is made by the Violeta Borruel company with a beautiful and strict show, with the creation and execution of a theatrical work full of beautiful images of great expressive power.
Finally, a large female presence stands out at the Sonna Huesca gala circus, which will take place at the Fonz on July 30. The Gala will be hosted by the Oregon TV actress, Encarni Corrales, and will include the Argentinian Eva Szwarcer – hair suspension – or the German Rosa Schimid – double ropes -, among other presentations.