55è Festival de Jazz de Barcelona: María José Llergo

María José Llergo comes back to the festival following her overwhelming debut in 2020. With a new album, which, as stated in the promotional material, “is a declaration of intentions in the search for an authentic artistic vision that goes beyond flamenco.” “Freedom and the beauty of the different,” the note continues, “underlie themes in which diversity and new sensibilities are indispensable factors to achieve a more equal and just society.” After the unforgettable impact she left on us three years ago with the release of “Sanación,” we certainly have blind trust in this singer born in Córdoba but with close ties to Barcelona. Where there was pain, they say, we will now find an album in which “overcoming and struggle underlie like the great emotional consequence that radiates a splendid and joyful look.” “The roots of flamenco singing,” the text concludes, “remain in an undeniable musical DNA, but ready for the most sublime reconstruction without fear of risk.” Llergo returns to our flamenco series: indispensable.

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