Marta Robles - git
Alicia Grillo - git
Roser Loscos - violin
Alba Carmona - voc
Las Migas is flamenco but it is also sounds from the West Indies, the Mediterranean or from some other faraway places
Four women: Alba, Alicia, Roser and Marta. Three cities: Barcelona, Sèvres and Seville. Four visions and one passion: flamenco. All these elements together in a single meeting point: Barcelona. The four European musicians play together in order to create an explosion of pure, rebellious and unique sound: it’s the musical art of Las Migas.
Since the beginning of their join venture they have been known as a band capable of filling large theaters, as a band also that stands out at the major world music festivals.
Do they sound as a flamenco band? More than any other genre, of course. But their music stands at the crossroad of the most heterodox sounds. Their roots are flamenco, but they add echoes of the gypsy and the latin and most of all, the Mediterranean.
The young catalan cantaora Alba Carmona (known for her work with Chano Domínguez, Perico Sambeat and film director Carlos Saura) is joined by Roser Loscos on the violin and on the guitars by the sevillian Marta Robles and Alicia Grillo from Cordoba.
May 2010 Las Migas released "Reinas del Matute" (Nuevos Medios), and may 2012 they released “Nosotras somos” (Chesapik).
Feminine and plural, Las Migas don't give up their very singular identity. They amaze audiences with their brand new show and most of all with the new repertoire, more flamenco than ever. Traditional and innovative, Mediterranean and modern, they simply are unique in their sound.
Their musicianship is breathtaking and beautiful, blending the sublime violin with two magnificent guitars plus spine tingling flamenco vocals overflowing with Andalusian passion and latin fire. They use the richness of the Spanish language blended with classic Catalan to relate stories fuelled with passion, pain, loneliness, happiness and wild abandonment. Their sound is Mediterranean, warm and very feminine.
The band’s name comes from a delicious dish eaten in some areas of Spain, made of several ingredients such as stale bread in small pieces, olive oil, chorizo, eggs, peppers and even sardines. A mix of flavours and colours that reflects the multiculturalism of the band. Flamenco lovers say that "flamenco is the bread", meaning something very necessary, important to feed our souls. And the four European musicians identify themselves with such small pieces of bread composing the Migas. This is also because they want to be modest in front of the traditional flamenco, as well as different. They don’t play the usual flamenco, but a new one, cooked with far-away flavours and very special ingredients.