Martina Quiere Bailar is an acoustic sextet that was born in Madrid in the year 2010. With strong influences from Central European folk music, Martina is a stateless root group that pervades its sound of nuances that drink from popular dance music, known as bal-folk. With the dance as a nuclear element of his compositions make his performances a great ballroom. Since the publication of his debut album Turns and Riots (2013), have been more than 100 concerts offered by the group in the national and international folk scene, with important collaborations such as Carlos Beceiro (La Musgaña) or Manuel Segovia (national award Dance and Director of the Iberian Dance Company, consolidating its commitment to the sound crossbreeding of the roots.
The “imaginary folk” of Martina wants to dance, as it has been defined on more than one occasion its sound, crystallizes again in its last work, November, in which they have evolved towards a more organic and luminous sound, giving to their compositions of a sound richness and Rhythmic approaching the music of the world, jazz, Basque folk music, Balkan, Irish or French, but always maintaining the rhythmic patterns of traditional dances. There are no borders, there are no geographies. Music of any and all parts at once, folk without labels or surnames. Without land or boundaries, although it is that root that connects us with humanity. Martina is the happiness of dancing.
The musical performance lasts 2 hours, in which the group interprets a repertoire of its own composition with influences from folk, Balkan or jazz music, always with the dance as a common element of all the pieces. The show is agile and fun, and in addition to the quality of the musical proposal, the group offers a careful staging in which it mixes music and theatrical gags that accompany each interpretation, making the show much more than a concert of music. In addition to the staging, the originality and beauty of the compositions and the possibility that the audience can dance each piece that is interpreted, make the show a suitable proposal for public of any age. Martina turns each concert into a large ballroom and also offers the possibility of conducting a dance workshop of 1.5 hours before the concert.
Sonsoles Arribas: Violin and Nyckelharpa
Esther Sánchez: Violin 5 strings, Metallophone
Diego Sánchez: Guitar
Juan de la Fuente: percussion
Vasyl Hrosu: accordion
Alberto Román: double bass