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PÁ MI GENIO 2002, WARNER MUSIC.
JOTERA LO SERÁS TÚ 2005, WARNER MUSIC.
INCUBANDO 2008, WARNER MUSIC
Release 12th May

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The debut album “PA MI GENIO” (2002, Warner Music), sold 40,000 copies and was acclaimed by critics for its fusion of Aragonese jota folk music with other styles such as flamenco and Latin American beats. There was, however, a howl of protest from the most conservative wing of jota practitioners. For the second album she shot back at her critics, making a strong declaration with the album title “JOTERA LO SERÁS TÚ” (2005, Warner Music). This collection of new songs further expanded her musical scope, reviving the Aragonese jota with touches of salsa, Havana sounds, Castilian folk, non-classic folk and even chotis.
Carmen París does not consider herself a practitioner of the jota tradition, but rather a student of all musical styles, firmly based on her gravely Aragonese roots. She has featured on many compilation albums, including tribute albums to Joaquín Sabina (Entre todas las mujeres) and Pablo Neruda (Neruda en el corazón), as well as La Zarzuela+Pop in 2007.
There is another important detail regarding her personality: the word “no” does not feature in her vocabulary. Whenever she has been called upon by her adopted city, Zaragoza, Carmen has always been there, ready to help. When asked about Zaragoza or Aragon her answer is always the best kind of advertising that the city could imagine. Carmen París lent her full support to the city’s bid to host the 2008 International Expo and also contributed songs about Zaragoza to a promotional video produced by the city. In gratitude and recognition the city has declared her a Favourite Daughter (Hija Predilecta)
She is now putting the final touches to her third work “INCUBANDO”, conceived and polished in Cuba. The record is to be released in spring of 2008 and should represent a continuation of Carmen París’ movement through musical eclecticism.
In March París will begin a new tour to go along with the new album.