Medina Azahara: Return with the Energy of the deceased Son

Manuel Martínez (70) presented this Tuesday in Madrid, along with his companions of Medina Azahara, the last album of the group. 'The day came' is a tribute

Medina Azahara: Return with the Energy of the deceased Son

Manuel Martínez (70) presented this Tuesday in Madrid, along with his companions of Medina Azahara, the last album of the group. 'The day came' is a tribute to Triana, emblem of the Andalusian Rock and training that Medina Azahara feels debtor. The launch arrives three weeks after the death of the Son of the Singer, the musician Manuel Ángel Mart, at age 44 and due to a cancer that was detected seven years ago.

"I try ...", says his father, excited, about what he supposes to talk about music after his death. "He would like me to go ahead. He was so long like that, and it has been a very hard thing, he has gone wrong he and all those who loved him." Even so, he strives to remember him in the brightest facet of him: "His energy of him, his desire to continue working, until the last moment he has been dumping in the music of him." Mart was the leader of lineage and participated in other musical projects throughout the life of him.

Martinez also has other reasons to live and to pull forward between pandemic indefinition: "I have two girls, one of 3 years and another with 6. And I am, like everyone, thinking what will happen, what will be of your life soon. But I'm also happy because people really want to live and really want to go out, it's really desire to enjoy and all that makes it possible to have a hope ".

They were precisely the circumstances of the pandemic, as the first confinement, those that marked the development of 'arrived the day'. With one of those enclosed versions of the authors of 'El Patio' that Medina Azahara recorded in 2020 the question arose: "What if we make this album that we have been trying to do so much?"

"We are not talking about a normal group, we are talking about Triana," says Martínez. "We are talking about a great movement that emerged in the 70s and that practically all their discs have left a great legacy, not only within the people on foot, but also of the groups, of the musicians, keep in mind that so much. of Triana as of Medina Azahara, many people have been influenced, many artists like Alejandro Sanz, Antonio Orozco, the neighborhood ... "

"That's the great legacy of Triana," he adds. "Because people still remember it, because that flame we have never wanted him to die. Ourselves, Medina Azahara, we have always done in our performances some Triana song to remember him or just to say: hey, do not forget that all this is due To Triana ".

"We are those who do not want to bury the ax, those who do not want to let this happen without sorrow or glory," the singer insists. "We have always been the lost link of this music, it is a DNA that can not be missed."

Because "everything comes from flamenco, which is something that is done with the heart," he proclaims. "If you pay attention, you will see that any complaint of a cantaor, any turn he does, is super complicated. But they make it so easy, as if they were talking at home." In that sense, Medina Azahara has always wanted to "claim that we are Andalus, that we are from the South."

All this makes him evoke his trajectory, which has gone through his tall and his low. "We always had very clear that we wanted to continue with this story weighing whoever weighing, we did not have commercial support, the support of some radio stations." Because the key, according to him, is not that: "It does not matter if you have money or you do not have money. The important thing is that people respond to the message you have wanted to throw."

A silent response in recent times, Martínez lament. "There have been very critical moments," he says. "Especially the music guild we have spent really badly, I think it has been the most punished, so we will have to dedicate much more effort and much more desire. For people to know that there is no danger in concerts, that everything It is controlled. We hope that the mask is removed soon and that we can enjoy singing as always. "

Updated Date: 27 November 2021, 11:21

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