Elsa Rovayo, “La Shica”, was born in Ceuta, Spain, in 1972. La Shica learned flamenco, Spanish dance and classical ballet. She performs a hybrid form of flamenco and copla (Spanish song) with pop and urban influences.
Her unique style blends traditional dance with a more modern aesthetic. She received two Music Awards as Upcoming Artist for her second album, Supercop (2010).
La Shica has collaborated with various Spanish and international artist, including the following albums: El Evangelio según mi jardinero (2005) by Martín Buscaglia; De ayer a mañana (2005) by Eliseo Parra; Adelantando (2007) by Jarabe de Palo; Agua misteriosa (2010) by Javier Limón’s Mujeres de agua; El vecindario (2010) by Macaco; ¿A dónde vas? (2014) by Jarabe de Palo and Ximena Sariñana; Ome – Dos (2014) by Jenny and the Mexicats.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.