Blanca Altable & Chuchi²
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Blanca Altable & Chuchi²

Burgos, Castille and León, Spain | SELF

Burgos, Castille and León, Spain | SELF
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Album Debut:

Title: Mayo
Release year: 2011
Production and Engineering: Gus “Dubstructor Ekwalizah” Lescouflair
Cover and Art: Maria José Llorente Wattengberg
Photography: Fran Bernardino
Guest Musicians:
Cello – Natalie Haas (3, 9)
Fiddle – Galen Fraser (9); Diego Galaz (10)
Drums – Alex Îkot (11



Castilian fiddler and guitarist Blanca Altable and Jesús Enrique "Chuchi" are founders of this young and up and coming band, Blanca Altable & Chuchi². They have managed to be recognized in the Spanish Folk Scene in a very short time.

Their musical offer, “original and brave” - José Miguel López, Discópolis National Radio of Spain (RNE3) – rescues ancient Castilian traditional tunes and partitions, mainly from Burgos. They rearrange them in a fresh and young mood and interpret them mixing all of the subtle and delicate details of the traditional expression and the XXIst new look.
Shortly after the creation of the band they are awarded with the National Spanish prize INJUVE 2010 (National Prize to the Musical Creation) and are semifinalists of the known folk prize V Escenario Prau. They have also been chosen lately to represent Spain at Svetozar Stracina Grand Prix, Bratislava (Slovakia), EBU.

Blanca Altable & Chuchi² are regular performers in Spanish stages as Círculo de Bellas Artes, La Elisa (Madrid), El Penicilino (Valladolid), El Arenal (Ávila) o el Museo Etnográfico de Castilla- León (Zamora).

Among their last performances to point out in Festivals we find: Castilla Folk, ZamoraFolk, FolkSegovia, Folkomillas, Kenyan International Film Festival, Karthoum International Music Festival or the 32nd EBU Folk Festival 2011 in Opatija (Croatia) where (thanks to RNE – National Radio of Spain-) they represented Spain and Spanish new folk again.

They are musically influenced by American folk, Scottish, Galician and Breton music and a very wide list of European influences but they are proud to say that are always faithful and linked to their roots and Castilian origins.
They have managed to revive the Castilian tradition and be listened by an extended public thanks to their vision, freshness and new point of view.
Because Music is Music
Between their loved musicians we find: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, Tony Mcmanus, Brittany Haas, Darol Anger, Christian Howes, Jackon 5, Vasen, Capercaillie, Flook, Elvis, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, La Musgaña,Paco de Lucía, Berrogüeto … a wide and heterogeneous background that makes them see and interpret Music as whole art and break ancient borders

Blanca Altable & Chuchi² have traced a very special relationship with Africa being the only and unique Spanish folk band collaborating with Microfestival VocalizÁfrica: Africa answers to VIH; a non-profit project produced by VOCA (Vibe and Conscious Work of Art) and AMREF (African Medical and Research Foundation). With unprecedented arrangements between African and Castilian music they have set their complicity the international and experienced producer Gus Lescouflair, (UK, France y EE.UU.).
This project also seems to have taken them to a recent and successful tour in Africa (South-Africa, Sudan, Kenya and Seychelles), produced by AECID (Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Developing).

Their first album “Mayo” has just been released. In this work it is possible to listen to the beautiful traditional tunes with delicate and careful arrangements and their original tunes full of vitality, joy and strength.

Guest musicians in this first work are well known musicians as Guinean Drummer Alex Îkot, Californian cellist Natalie Haas and fiddler Galen Fraser and Spanish fiddler Diego Galaz.

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