Friday, March 27, 2015

Bag It Up: Cristina Pato and "Jota de Pontevedra"

Jota de Pontevedra by Cristina Pato on Grooveshark

Our random song today is by Cristina Pato. Pato is a Galician pianist, composer and also the first Galician female bagpiper in Spain to record a solo album. She holds a doctorate of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano, and degrees in piano performance and music theory from the Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu in Barcelona. She has collaborated with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Silk Road Ensemble, Arturo O'Farrill, The Chieftains, Paquito D'Rivera, The World Orchestra, Damian Woetzel, Lil Buck, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Osvaldo Golijov and has been guest artist in more than 20 recordings. This song, Jota de Pontevedra, is from her 2013 album Migrations.