Trajectory

In 2016, David Jiménez “Tevi” and Michu Cordero decided to bring together several musicians from Salamanca with whom they had played in previous groups with the intention of exploring the music of their homeland, of which they had been told little in their childhood. They were joined by Cele Hernández (cantaor) and Javier Montes (percussionist) from Salamanca and gave birth to a new and particular vision of the traditional repertoire, sonorities that are close to flamenco, jazz, klezmer… the fruit of the musical past of each of them.

Their universe was forged in the streets of the coast of Cadiz where they spent a summer shaping a repertoire that was finding its place among jotas and bulerías, among charradas and Afro-Peruvian festivities songs. During 2017 they toured Salamanca and its province and Óscar López, a double bass player from the world of flamenco jazz, joined the group to complete the line-up. In 2022 Óscar embarks on other paths and bassist Diego Martín joins Entavía.

In 2018 they present their first album “Raíces con alas” in which they establish their way of understanding music; roots attached to our past and wings to fly to the future. That same year, after being well received by critics, they began to participate in national and international festivals, which took them to the stages of Folk Segovia, Demanda Folk, Artes da Rúa (Évora, Portugal), Festival de Cultura Tradicional Hispano-Lusa (Almeida, Portugal) or Cosmopolis (Kavala, Greece).

In 2021 their second work, Arando Ñieve, is released, arising from the extinct Maragata liturgy of the winter solstice. The story that gives its name to this new Entavía fable emerges from the spring thaw. A plea for the poetic beauty of that which apparently serves no purpose: to plow the snow. A rite that mocks the pagan gods between peals of lubricious rhythms that dance and fertilise both the earth and the life that inhabits it. A son for beauty and filigree, so necessary in the face of the ugliness of these voracious and dark times. A hurrah for the common sense of those who saw, lived and sang, of those of us who see and sing now as before.

The style of Entavía

The culture of their region, Salamanca, is nourished by influences from the south, with the travellers who travelled along the Vía de la Plata (the Route of the Silver), the way to Santiago from Seville, a route for pilgrims, goods and ideas. Entavía also draws from multiple sources: from the village music of its people and those travellers, from the tradition of the “copla” (the Spanish equivalent of the fado or tango) of the 1930s and from visionary poets such as Miguel de Unamuno.

In their repertoire we can find sounds from the mountains of León with an touch of Mexican jarocho, tunes from Cantabria that blend into the flamenco martinete of the yunke or picaos from the Sierra de Francia that are reminiscent of the Colombian tambora.

The culture of their region, Salamanca, draws on influences from the south, with the travellers who followed the Vía de la Plata, the road to Santiago from Seville, a route of pilgrims, goods and ideas. Entavía also draws from multiple sources: from the village music of its people and those travellers, from the copla tradition of the 1930s and from visionary poets such as Miguel de Unamuno.

And if music is characterised by anything, it is for being a light piece of luggage that accompanies the traveller without asking for anything in return. Spanish music travelled to America and there it bore fruit, which now also inspires music on this side of the Atlantic. Entavía also pays tribute to the music of our American brothers.

Booking

medigrεcian productions 
+41 77 502 90 58 Zürich Switzerland (Fauzia)
contact@medigrecian.com

+30 6947 189109 Kavala Greece (Alkis)

Entavía is available all year with a music program that can be customized to meet the requirements of any festival or venue.

In collaboration with Mapamundi Musica and Araceli Tzigane

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Raíces con alas

Arando Ñieve

Shows