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Khaled, Emir Kusturica, Oumou Sangare, Lucinda Williams, Mercedes Sosa, Marianne Faithfull ... in the fifteenth edition of La Mar de Músicas (16/04/2009)

La Mar de Músicas looking to Morocco, in its fifteenth edition.

Cartagena festival to be held from 4 to July 26 will receive the greatest cultural landing ever made in Spain in the neighboring country.

Art, cinema, literature and music mostly focus an edition dedicated to an unfamiliar culture, but powerful.

And even on Wednesday 13 May at the SGAE in Madrid are drawn to the full program, as representatives of Moroccan music, and in advance, will be in Cartagena the great diva of popular song Aatabou Najat, revolutionaries and legendary Nass El Ghiwane, Fez City Clan, Oum, and H-Kayne Darga leading figures of the new Moroccan music scene, besides the great pianist Randy Weston on a project with musicians Randy Gnau in Weston's African Rhythms & The Master Gnawa Musicians of Morocco and the prestigious Chekara Orchestra of Tetouan, in celebration of his fifty years, accompanied by Lole Montoya, Archangel and Young Flamencos.

But La Mar de Músicas will be more than Morocco, cross the ocean music with a program in which, among other figures come on the names of Khaled, Mercedes Sosa, Chiwoniso, Rokia Traoré, Marianne Faitfhfull, Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra Eli Paperboy Reed & The True Loves, Madeleine Peyroux, Vanessa da Mata, Lucinda Williams, Oumou Sangare, Buju Banton, La Mala Rodriguez with Orquestra Original Refree and Ojo Musicians Workshop with La Mala y Calle 13.

The fifteenth edition of La Mar de Músicas inauguration could not otherwise, a year dedicated to Morocco, with the voice of one can claim to be the largest Islamic pop star Khaled.

Enthroned as the king of rai music since 1985 and author of such popular songs as Didi and Aissa, the most popular Arabic musician of all time will be in Cartagena on July 4.

Africa will also be the three most representative female voices of the moment, and is part of the programming Oumou Sangare, Rokia Traoré, and Chiwoniso.

Since he first came to Spain in La Mar de Músicas, back in 1996, Oumou Sangare had not returned to Cartagena, and it does now to be the queen of African music, the great heir of Miriam Makeba, July 24 .

Mali will also Rokia Traoré, one of the most gifted composers and singers of the current African pop.

His music is a reflection of a possible new Africa.

His new album Tchamanthcé has been featured in 2008 as one of the best in the international press, in which he has dispensed with most instruments of the local culture to focus on electric guitars and a powerful rhythm section of bass and drums.

And therein lies the greatness of Rokia Traoré, adding new sounds to its rich culture.

Wednesday, July 8.

The other female voice will Chiwoniso.

Has over 20 years singing, but now it's your turn.

It may be one of the discoveries of the festival is that its latest Rebel Woman has placed on the map of world music, as well as place it in the eye of political storm in his country, with lyrics and incendiary claims female role in the war of independence of their country.

She said that is like a mirror, singing what he sees on the street.

Tuesday, July 7.

That same day, July 7, will be the turn of Argentina Mercedes Sosa, which accompanies the title of Latin America's voice wherever you go, and is one of the most important voices in the history of popular music .

Through his songs and life, Alfonsina y el mar, The Brothers marked a generation.

Latin America comes another of the bets of the festival, Brazil Vanessa da Mata, the last voice of Tropicalia, the sales leader in Brazil.

Vanessa da Mata has retrofitted the legacy of Brazilian popular music, has reinvented what the teachers have already done so you can hear on their third album "Sim" a bestseller in Brazil.

But beyond its merit.

Songwriter is that two of the largest in the country, Maria Bethania and Daniela Mercuri, have become popular.

He has collaborated on many albums, and is one of their collaborations, which has performed with Ben Harper, which has opened the doors of Europe.

Vanessa da Mata will be in Cartagena on Wednesday, July 15.

America will be this year together with Africa, continents that have more presence at the festival, and specifically the United States is a country with more representatives.

The soul of Eli Paperboy Reed and his band The True Loves will approach La Mar de Músicas, Saturday 11 July.

Eli Paperboy is the new wave of American soul, a young man of 25 who has dazzled even the most purist fans of the genre with its review of the hurricane and feverish soul.

Paperboy was born to break the mold: a white Massachusetts in the XXI century the microphone sounds like a black man from Alabama 50 years ago.

Of soul, jazz festival pass, at the hands of the American Madeleine Peyroux, Sunday 12 July, another artist who seems to have come from another era.

Madeleine has gone from playing in the street to act on the great altar of culture, has become one of the leading voices of jazz in just ten years.

His leadership in slashing record sales figures even throws another great diva of the genre, the very Diana Krall.

And following in the U.S., and for the first time in Spain, is Lucinda Williams, alt-country diva, one of the most revered artists of all in the folk-rock scene.

Williams has exhibited from the beginning an artistic independence and creative freedom is undisputed in Cartagena on 16 July.

The Americas will continue its presence in the Sea of Music with Buju Banton reggae and reggaeton Calle 13.

Comes the voice of Jamaica, like Buju Banton mismismo declared himself on Friday 24th July.

Banton is the most popular artist dancehall movement, a more upbeat reggae, danceable.

His lyrics still keep fighting as long as one of the stars in the new millennium of Jamaican music.

A day later, and for closing the festival will be the turn for Calle 13, the great preachers of urban Latin music, proving they are considered as the revolutionaries of Latin music.

His records, and have three on the market, have reinvigorated and electrified legendary Latin rhythms as well as the Caribbean sounds mixed up with this Puerto Rican duo.

In addition, at the close of the festival will

La Mala Rodriguez, accompanied by Spanish composer Refree and Original Jazz Orquestra Taller de Musics in a joint project with the bad eye.

This progress should also try scheduling two figures who have excelled in both film and music, Marianne Faithfull and Emir Kusturica.

Marianne Faithfull will be in the Sea of Music on Thursday, July 9 is a rock legend, an icon of British popular culture, which was a girlfriend of Mick Jagger is a symbol that has managed to reinvent released as their last great albums Easy work and easy go, where Edith Piaf rock shows what is possibly the best album of his career.

For its part Emir Kusturica, the director of such films as Dad was traveling on business, Underground or The Time of the Gypsies will be accompanied by The No Smoking Orchestra, a band formed in Sarajevo that the troubled spirit of rock and roll has a heavily influenced by jazz, folk and gypsy music.

Their concerts are a party and wanting to have fun come to Cartagena on 11 July.

The remaining schedule will be announced on Wednesday 13 May at 13:00 hours in the Manuel de Falla of the SGAE in Madrid.

This year, La Mar de Músicas, Morocco Special Edition, will feature more than 50 groups.

The announced concert tickets can be purchased now through www.ticktackticket.com

Source: La Mas de Músicas

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