Artist Profiles: Berrogüetto

Berrogüetto – Photo by Xoan Piñón

Berrogüetto was a crucial band in the Galician folk music scene. The six members of the band had great careers before starting this project, as they came from other important Galician bands such as Matto Congrio, Fia na Roca, Armeguin, etc. The band was started in the spring of 1995 and its music could be described as Contemporary Galician music. Berrogüetto worked both with the elements of the tradition and with the spirit of experimentation that defines the contemporary Arts.

Berrogüetto also included in its live shows the great voices and the tambourines of the seven women from the traditional all-female group Cantigas e Agarimos. This voice-tambourine sound is one of the most representative and original musical traditions from Galicia.

Berrogüetto celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2006 with the release of their fourth album 10.0. The group disbanded in 2006.

Musicians: Anxo Pintos: gaita, zanfona, violin, sax, flute, piano; Santiago Cribeiro: accordion, keyboards; Kim Fariña: violin; Isaac Palacín: drums, percussion; Guillermo Fernández: acoustic and synth guitar; Kiko Comesana: Celtic harp, bouzouki; and
Guadi Galego: gaita, piano, vocals.

Discography:

Navicularia (BOA, 1996)
Viaxe Por Urticaria (Do Fol, 1999)
Hepta (Do FoL, 2001)
Navicularia (La Voz De Galicia, 2002)
10.0 (Berrogüetto Música, 2011)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV 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 albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.
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