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A different generation of local performers is revealing their talent to the amazement of audiences. Sometimes they are the result of the inevitable, and fruitful, crossover between music from their places of origin and aesthetic references they have taken on board from other contemporary cultures. One such is the duo formed by singer and trombonist Rita Payés and her mother, Elisabeth Roma, a classical guitarist.
This project apparently stems from a ‘plot’ for a birthday celebration, but it has turned into a surprising reality. The music of Rita Payés and Elisabeth Roma contains a variety of styles that they delve into together. It can be enjoyed on a disc called “Imagina”, named after a composition by Antonio Carlos Jobim. But there are also songs from Catalonia, Sephardic litanies, Brazilian bossa, Portuguese fado and Caribbean boleros, all popular forms but performed in stylish modern arrangements.
Rita Payés, another young and promising jazz player, has already recorded eight discs and her songs on all the digital platforms have been played millions of times. Having started out as a trombonist in a musical family, after just a few years, she was already playing in the Sant Andreu Jazz Band. This is the same group that fostered the budding talent of Andrea Motis and it was precisely her teacher, Joan Chamorro, who invited Rita to start performing professionally.
This initiative is now firmly under way and is undoubtedly a rising star. Rita and Elisabeth, Elisabeth and Rita, two different generations and two ways of making music, a single conspiracy.