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Harmónica Zumel 

"Harmonica" Zúmel Blues Band has been, of the hand of Vicente "Harmonica" Zúmel the pioneer band of the "Blues" in our country. His vast knowledge of this gender in all their slopes, it has allowed them to end up specializing in the most representative style in the blues, that is to say, the blues of Chicago, the main style in their performances to end. 

This formation, it has acted practically in the whole Península. En 1989 they published their first work "Stratto blue" (PDI), an excellent album that only drains the first edition in three months. 

Their wide experience took them to accompany the biggest such North American figures as Memphis Slim, Champion Jack Dupree, Johnnie Mars, Louisiana Red (Festival "Blues a l'Estiu" from Hospitalet 1989, Blues Festival from Guecho 1991, Festival of Blues of Valls 1992), the bands of Buster Benton, Magic Slim, etc. In 1987 they were chosen by the "Blues Foundation" of Memphis (U.S.A.) like one of the best bands of white blues not American.

In 1990 they traveled to France (Normandía) to represent Spain in the Festival of European Blues, next to bands of France, Holland, Italy, Great Britain, Belgium, Czechoslovakia and Germany.

It has been the introductory of the blues in our country. Dedicated to these works from the 18 years, he has collaborated as critical and photographer in national and international magazines - Solo Blues, Quartica Jazz, Ruta 66, Rocks Musiczine in Spain, Living Blues from Chicago, Blues Forum from Germany, Il Blues of Italy -, etc... his radio program “La hora del Blues”  it takes more than fifteen years in antenna, and it is emitted FM in the 96.6 from Barcelona area, every Wednesday of 22:00 to 23:00 and on Fridays of 18:45 at 19:45. If you live in Barcelona city or surroundings, don't doubt to syntonize with Zumel whenever you can, since in the hour of the Blues the last novelties are punctured appeared in the national and international market, amen of succulent raffles of CD's and other surprises. Zúmel has also collaborated in the organization of international festivals of blues - Figueres, Valls, Hospitalet -, and to the front of the "Harmonica" Zúmel Blues Band, band in which names like August were formed August Tharrats, Big Mama or Amadeo Casas, the whole Spanish geography has traveled. Its style to the harmonica is the typical of the South Side of Chicago and it is influenced by names as Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, Walter Horton and, among the contemporaries, Jerry Portnoy, Kim Wilson or Charlie Musselwhite.

Visit his personal web page in:       

http://www.ciber-store.com/jam/zumel/

 

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