NOA Y PASIÓN VEGA
A musical miscegenation
Madrid-born ‘Malagueña’ Pasión Vega and the Israeli Noa are not only united by their two gifted voices, but also by their good taste for musical miscegenation and the exploration of rhythms that often come from beyond their borders. Barcelona, a Mediterranean enclave, is the ideal setting to enjoy the two singers in a single concert that will be unique. The friendship they maintain after the recording of “Sonata de la luna en Marrakech”, included in the last album of the Spaniard, called “Pasión por Cano” -a tribute to the Andalusian singer and songwriter Carlos Cano- has led them to share the stage in very special occasions, like the tour of three concerts they shared in Israel.
Noa -Achinoam Nini for the Israeli audience- is a versatile singer whose albums are loved by her fellow citizens, but also by the large number of fans she has around the globe. Since her international debut, “Noa” (1994), until her last album, “Love Medicine” (2015), she has sung all around the world, always giving a message of peace and understanding between cultures wherever she goes. In fact, in addition to Hebrew, she has sung in Arabic, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Yemeni. Highly influenced by 20th century American songwriters, in her performances, she blends world music and lyrical styles with the modernity of rock and jazz.
Pasión Vega has also grown from its Andalusian influences, with copla as a base, to approach to genres such as bolero, fado or tango, along with jazz, blues and, of course, pop. Always grateful to the artists who have contributed to her formation, she has collaborated with Joan Manuel Serrat and Joaquín Sabina, and has covered big names like Carlos Gardel. All that, and much more, is what her voice full of ‘Pasión’ sounds like.