Bassist Manel Fortià ( presents his most innovative and original project, Libérica, that makes an approach to iberian folk music from a new fresh point of view.

After a season living in New York and having played with great jazz icons such as Dave Liebman, Eliot Zigmund, Ari Hoenig or Chris Cheek among others, decides to return to his homeland and explore into the traditional Catalan repertoire without letting go of the musical effervescence of the jazz mecca, where its multiculturalism has always led to the merging of different styles to create new ones. With this philosophy, Libérica seeks common ground between traditional Catalan song and flamenco, using free jazz as a conducting vehicle. The renewal and updating of folklore is necessary and helps to keep it alive. His showcase at Jazziam 2023 in Barcelona was one of the best celebrated and succesful in a fair full of international bookers.

The Libérica group also has two of the new values of flamenco-jazz made in Catalonia such as the singer Pere Martinez and the pianist Max Villavecchia.




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