Time travel with these contemporary tradition bearers that embrace their musical roots.
Vigüela: the untamed sound from the land of Don Quixote.
The history of Vigüela is the story of a vital surrender to a cultural legacy of a wild and very ignored beauty: the traditional music of the centre of the Iberian Peninsula. A musical legacy that does not need romantic or ethnographic justifications to be valued. Vigüela are in the catalogue of recommended artists by the AECID agency (Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
Agency: Mapamundi Música
Radiant Arcadia is a group of women musicians, of Muslim, Jewish and Christian background. They have a diverse origin that is deeply reflected in their songs and music, which spans Palestinian folksongs, Qawali, Nordic folk, Klezmer and much more. They sing in 14 languages and aim to spread peace, joy and collaboration everywhere they go.
Agency: Tavse Stemmer - Missing Voices.dk
Skye Consort & Emma Björling perform trans-Atlantic arrangements of songs and tunes from Sweden, Norway, Ireland, Scotland, England, Québec, Acadia, the USA, and original compositions. Each musician brings their own interpretation to these traditions to create this extraordinary collaboration, consisting of voices, fiddle, nyckelharpa, cello, bouzouki, banjo, and percussion. Collectively, they present an assortment of whirling polskas, groovy reels, passionate love songs, and breathtaking hymns.
Agency: Canis Major Music
At the beginning of the 1990s, the young musicians from the Eastern side of Europe, began to pursue the Western influences in a free way. Prusinowski and friends started to learn the music from the village masters, who had been neglected for decades. Some called them crazy. What could be interesting in those boorish old men? 30 years later, Janusz Prusinowski Kompania is the main representative of Polish traditional music, acclaimed locally and internationally.
Agency: Mapamundi Música
Register here for any or all of the virtual showcases below using the ticket links. You will not be charged a fee for any of the showcases. Each approximately 60 - 75 minute showcase will feature about 15 minutes of pre-recorded content per artist. A post-performance “virtual reception” zoom session featuring the AGIMA agents and some of their artists will take place following each of the showcase events. We encourage you to share your specific questions or comments, or just sit back and enjoy the conversation as it unfolds.