Groupa releases their fourth album in the Kind of Folk series, a collaboration with
Spanish and Portuguese musicians. This time around, their musical radar takes them
to the Iberian peninsula and its rich musical traditions, treating us to soft ballads,
intense love songs, and irresistible dance tunes with a unique Groupa twist.
Multi-instrumentalist and singer Vanesa Muela has
her roots in the music of the Castilla y León region,
and she plays a variety of percussion instruments.
Vanesa’s compelling vocals and solid percussion skills
paired with Groupa’s improvisational technique
produce beautiful Nordic-Iberian music.
Sofia Adriana Portugal belongs to the young
generation of singers in Portugal who are interested
in the traditional music of their country. With a
background in the band Fadomorse, the vocal trio
Maria Monda, as well as training in puppetry and
theater, Sofia spellbinds audiences with her lyrical
vocals and storytelling.
Sara and Maika Gomez make up the fascinating
percussion duo Ttukunak Txalaparta, and play the
traditional Basque txalaparta. Their intricate rhythms
surprise and delight with sudden shifts and expansive