Artist of the Week: Marta Gomez


Artist: Marta Gómez
Country: Colombia
Genre: Folk/Pop/Jazz



Marta Gomez is Colombia’s best kept secret and in my opinion the best female solo act from a country that is showing all the signs of a healthy music industry. Based in New York she is the definition of folk, not through traditional oriented lyrics but through her angelical voice that immediately makes us travel to a NY/Colombia midpoint. A few years ago a friend brought me her album Cantos de Agua Dulce (2003) and I immediately fell in love with the stories, the delicate guitar arranges and the bass-flute dominance in the background. It’s been 3 years already since her last production (Entre Cada Palabra, 2005) but she is again getting the deserved attention as her song “Paula Ausente” was recently included in the soundtrack of Capadocia, the first HBO production in Latin America. If you’re into Maria Rita, Liliana Herrero, Mercedes Sosa, Lila Downs or Magdalena Matthey, this is the time to get on the Marta Gomez bandwagon.

4 comments :

Leslie said...

Thanks for that, I defentely enjoyed visiting her myspace, gifted art!

- Leslie (Las Vegas)

Paulo Correa said...

Marta Gómez me parece increible. Pero su sonido no es tan único. Más bien está dentro de un movimiento que, esta semana hablando con una amiga, lo definimos como música neo andina colombiana (jajajaj).

Varios músicos de Colombia estan reciclando los ritmos de los andes , pero esta vez mezclandolos con jazz y pop, creando un estilo personal.

A este movimiento pertenecen otras dos cantantes muy similares a Marta Gómez: Luz Marina Posada y Mónica Giraldo.

Esta última fue premiada en la reciente Billboard Latin American Music Conference y su album debut será lanzado en octubre. Desde ya es fuerte contendora para BEST NEW ARTIST en el Latin Grammy 2009.

De Mónica y Luz Amparo hablaremos en el blog prontamente.

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