Mariola Membrives is the voice and face of a new generation of artists that is giving a renewed and necessary impulse of search and personality in the Spanish music scene. After her debut album, “Llorona” (2014), a duet with the Japanese jazz double bass player Masa Kamaguchi, she toured the main festivals of the country with her “Omega 20.16” proposal and premiered her duo with Chano Domínguez at the Teatre Grec in Barcelona. It is the flamenco voice of the shows “FreeBach212” by La Fura dels Baus and “Federico García” by Pep Tosar. In 2018 she premiered “Sed libera nos a malo” with the Piccola Orchestra Gagarin at the “Ciutat Flamenco Festival” of Barcelona and her new proposal “La Enamorada” is presented at the Tanger, Tetuán, Madrid and Barcelona jazz festivals, and the “Intramuros festival de Jérez”, among others. In 2019 he published his new album in duet with the North American guitarist Marc Ribot, “Lorca, Spanish Songs” and also works on her theater-musical proposal “La reina Toro”. She has been awarded by the Junta de Andalucía for her artistic career with the ‘Córdoba a Escena’ award.
“Lorca, Spanish Songs”, published by Karonte in March 2019 with the special collaboration of guitarist Marc Ribot, is considered one of the albums of the year by the critics and the specialized press. The base of the repertory are the popular songs that Lorca recorded on the piano with the voice of Argentinita turning into authentic classics titles such as “Anda jaleo”, “La Tarara”, “Los cuatro muleros” and “Zorongo gitano”, among others, to those who grant a renewed reading. For this, Mariola Membrives has created a powerful live band with some of the best exponents of rock, jazz and national flamenco: the electric guitars of Javier Pedreira (Luz Casal, Tomasito, Quique González …), Osvi Greco (Ariel Rot, Ana Belén …), the trombone of Vicent Pérez (Perico Sambeat, Voro García, David Pastor Chris Cheek …) and the percussion of David Dominguez (Chicuelo, Mayte Martín, Carles Dènia …). After her revealing “Llorona” a duet with the Japanese double bass player Masa Kamaguchi, her original review of Morente’s “Omega” for jazz and flamenco guitar quintet and her show “La enamorada”, with which she triumphed in the jazz festivals of Madrid and Barcelona, Mariola Membrives Guitar Band offers one of the most exciting and exciting live shows of the moment.
“A reference album. A work of unique proﬁles.”
ESTEBAN LINÉS La Vanguardia
“the great voice of Mariola Membrives, shines at all times”
ESTEVE FARRÉS / RockdeLux
“Without a doubt, one of the albums of the year”.
PACO VALIENTE / Los Sonidos del Planeta Azul
“Predicts a projection without borders”
JORDI BIANCIOTTO / El Periódico de Catalunya
“Now, those verses collected by Lorca are caressed by the clear voice of Membrives and underlined by the tears of Ribot’s guitar”
FEDERICO SIMÓN / Babelia
“Simplicity and rupture at a time, in a reformulation of the popular”
JAVIER LOSILLA / El Periódico de Aragón
“It shine as one of the best works of 2019”. Pachi Tapiz “This reinterpretation, as sober as sweeping seems essential. Glorious passion”
XAVIER URREJOLA / Qualsevol nit
“Between the deepest roots and the most radical ultramodernity.”
JORDI MARTÍ / Sons de la Mediterránea
“New fetish of the cultural world: the unparalleled Mariola Membrives.”
LUIS TROQUEL / El Periódico de Catalunya
“A sonorous gift that combines ﬂamenco charm and contemporaneity”
JORDI RUEDA / Noticias Clave
“The binomial Membrives / Ribot exhumed the popular songbook that Lorca picked up with some gems like ‘Los cuatro muleros’, ‘Anda Jaleo’ and so many others.”
DONAT PUTX / Rockdelux
“The artist gives an innovative approach, hand in hand with the guitarist Marc Ribot.”
JORDI BIANCIOTTO / El periódico de Catalunya.
“Of all the popular and cultured reinterpretations that I know of these songs, Mariola & Marc Ribot’s is the one that is most necessary to me, the most loaded with meaning and full of implications”.
“Mariola has an exquisite voice, and she ran a great risk as an artist working with me from a long distance … but somehow I felt as if we were in the same room.”
NEW ALBUM with MARC RIBOT
CHANO DOMÍNGUEZ & MARIOLA MEMBRIVES DUO (Spain)