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by Marta Gomez

"Musiquita" is the fifth album of Colombian singer-songwriter Marta Gomez. with 14 original compositions, Marta keeps the simplicity of her previews recordings with an even more intimate approach and implecalbe vocals.
Genre: World: Andean Folk
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1. ritualitos
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2. almita mia
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3. carnavaliando
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4. manos de mujeres
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5. tu voz
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6. contigo
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7. basilio
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8. cancion en sol
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9. el eco de mi canto
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10. rio
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11. tierra, tan solo
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12. asi te espero yo
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13. el nino de la miel
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14. si no cantara
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Album Notes
Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Berklee College of Music, after receiving the Best Achievement Scholarship, Marta Gómez has developed an extensive music career in the US which has placed her as one of the most interesting singer songwriters on the world music scene today.

Marta and her group perform a repertoire of original compositions based on a vast amount of rhythms from Latin America. On her songs, Marta mixes the joy of the Caribbean with the nostalgia of the Andes adding jazz and pop elements, taking the authenticity of South American indigenous folk music into a hip new realm.

With more than 70 composed songs, This young singer-songwriter not only traverses a whole range of Colombian cumbias and bambucos, Argentine zambas, Cuban sones and Peruvian landos but she also writes the kind of melodies and refrains that translate across whatever language she is singing in. That may be the reason that lead Marta to share the stage with musicians of different genres such as Bonnie Raitt , John Mayer, Totó la Momposina and Mercedes Sosa.

Marta was also chosen to record Kris Kristofferson’s “The Circle” on a tribute to this great American icon. Marta “lifted that song up to when it’s supposed to be, to where it belongs” According to Kristofferson’s own words. American writer John Sandford made a reference to that version of "the circle" on his novel "Dark of the moon" (2007)

In March 2003, Marta’s song "Paula Ausente" based on the book "Paula" by Isabel Allende, won the The SIBL Project International songwriting contest as the best song inspired by a South American book. The song was included on a CD among others by artists such as Tom Waits and David Bowie."Paula Ausente" was also included on the Putumayo Compilation "Women of the world: Acustic"(2007). Her song “La Ronda” was included before in other Putumayo compilation entitled “Women of Latin America” (2004) and in 2005 Marta was chosen by “Fucsia”, a Colombian magazine as one of the 5 Most representative Colombian women of the year.

With four albums under her belt, her self-released "Solo es vivir" was chosen by The Boston Globe as one of the 10 best albums of 2003 and her "Cantos de Agua Dulce" (2004) released by Chesky Records, was nominated for the Billboard Latin Music Awards as the best Latin Jazz Album of the year among Paco de Lucia’s, Nestor Torres’ and Gonzalo Rubalcaba’s. Her album “Entre Cada Palabra” (2005 chesky records) placed Marta Gómez as “The Best National World-Music Artist of 2006” by the Boston Phoenix

In an interview on the National Public Radio, journalist Steve Inskeep said he admires Marta’s capacity of “turning the bitter history of her native country into sweet music”.
Marta and her group are currently promoting their new album "Musiquita" (Aluna Records 2009).


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Graciela Carriqui

At turns delightful and moving
I have a couple of Gomez' previous albums, and as lovely as they are, I always felt they didn't capture her true artistry in a way that her live performances did. Whatever that obstacle was, it's been overcome here. The slower selections (my particular favorites are manos de mujeres, el eco de mi canto, and tierra, tan solo) highlight the vulnerable intimacy of her voice. Throughout the rest of the tracks, you hear an innate joy, freedom, and a fierce, fundamental connection to her native country (Colombia) and its people. As always, the stellar contribution of Franco Pinna, her co-producer, on percussion, provides a perfect yang to her yin.

PEREZ Frederic

Marta you're back. I'm so pleased.
Listen to Marta's songs and fell in love !

Teresa Pacheco

Marta has one of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard. Her phrasing is reminiscent of Joni Mitchell'-- the syncopation, highs and low notes - this CD is absolutely beautiful. My favorite of the year, in any language.

Mark Rossdanson

Beautiful from start to finish. I discovered Marta on NPR and have listened ever since. I have turned several friends onto her and we are all hypnotized by her voice, her rhythms, and her lyrics. Remarkable CD. Please come to L.A., Marta!


Dear Marta,
The last time I wrote to you was like 3yrs ago. I told you that your music keeps my family together and looking for a brighter future. My husband still in a vegetative state and is going to be 8 yrs now. When your new cd came out the whole family could not wait for me to get it. Thank you for your voice of an angel and your music that inspired families like us. Thank you for answering my e-mail last time it takes a good person to take a little time to answered an e-mail from a fan. Like I asked you before don't stop singing because we our hearts sings with you.

Laura and family.