Violeta Parra call it the century.
Marta Gomez is a young Colombian singer-songwriter, who has dedicated himself to collect and create music based on Latin rhythms exquisitely prepared by mixing a little jazz and a little well of herself in every note, every letter.
It has a sweet voice and the extreme sensitivity to everyday life and fantasy.
It comes in the Sea of Music on Sunday July 18 at 22:30 pm in the Old Cathedral.
Tickets cost 12 Euros.
Is 31 and left his country for eleven.
He now lives in New York.
In an interview on Radio 3 the singer-songwriter said: "Further I am, I have more longing. And do not live there tend to idealize everything. I have to Colombia a love from a distance. And every time I feel more Colombian each Colombian speak once more, every time I listen to more music in Colombia. It becomes one as an old man outside his country. "
He studied music in Boston at the famous Berklee on a scholarship, and graduated magna cum laude in 2002.
And, in the U.S., as happens to many foreign musicians, he discovered how beautiful she was the music of their country.
With six years and sang in the choir of the Lyceum Benalcázar in Cali, and fifteen he moved to Bogota to enter the Universidad Javeriana.
He says he was lucky to be born singing.
His mother told him that as a baby noises emitted about as if you were rocking herself to be able to sleep.
That was the reason why his mother decided to enroll her in a school that had a dramatic chorus, which sang from classical music to traditional songs from the Pacific.
Marta spent ten years as a soloist.
The Cali dedicated his song 'Paula absent', included in the soundtrack of "Cappadocia", an HBO series about women in prison in Mexico, Chilean writer Isabel Allende.
John Sandford mentioned that interpretation in his novel "Dark of the moon" (the dark of the moon) and Kris Kristoferson appreciated the Colombian recording made of his song 'The Circle' (The circle) on the disappeared in Argentina.
Their five albums, 'Marta Gomez "(2001),' alone is to live '(2003)," Songs of freshwater "(2004)-which includes a song by Serrat and one from the Venezuelan Simon Diaz,' Between Each Word ' (2006) and 'Musiquita' (2009)-with rhythms such as the celebration of Peru, the Bolivian carnival, samba aguabajo Argentina or Colombia-show original compositions rooted in Latin American popular music, jazz and pop.
There are social concerns in the lyrics: 'Basil' speaks of a Bolivian child of eleven years working in the mines in Bolivia, and born of sorrow turned to anger to see the boy in the documentary "Devil's Miner ',' River 'reflects the painful and interminable conflict in Colombia and' Sing 'is his personal tribute to the Spanish for the pain of the attacks of March 11, 2004.
The reporter Steve Inskeep said he admires the singer's ability to "make the hard history of his country sweet music."
Marta, with his trusty guitar, sings in 'Confession': "I come from a land / that has plenty of heart and desire / dream of the day / that the reason you (...) I have to sing a heart / no tired of miss her / So many dreams and hopes / that remain in the soul. / I have a country / in his throat / Do not let me go / used to the distance. "
Source: Mar de Músicas