Rodrigo Cuevas, National Prize for Current Music for "the singularity" of his work and his "strong commitment to diversity"

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The jury of the National Prize for Current Music 2023 has proposed the granting of this award to Rodrigo Cuevas. This prize, awarded annually by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, is worth 30,000 euros.

The jury has distinguished the artist with this recognition “for the uniqueness of his work with a transcendent proposal that unites traditional folk music and contemporary popular music“. The jury also assessed that “his artistic project provides a strong commitment to diversity” and highlighted “the intensity of his live music and his highly personal imagery.”

Rodrigo Cuevas (Oviedo 1985) is a multidisciplinary artist: singer, composer, accordionist and percussionist. He studied piano and tuba at the Oviedo Conservatory and Sonology at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC) in Barcelona.

Also interested in world music and the disciplines of cabaret and the circushis artistic revelation occurred during his stay in a small village in the interior of Galicia, where he came into contact with the purest traditional music thanks to the local tambourines.

In 2012 she published her first solo album: ‘Yo soy la maga’, an album in which electronica and traditional music merged in a disco catharsis. Later she created the Dolorosa Compañía, a provocative psychedelic festival duo with which she traveled for three years until the premiere of her first solo show: Electrocuplé, with which he toured the Spanish underground.

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