Soleá Morente

Born in Madrid but with Grenadian roots (where she lives), daughter of master Enrique Morente and the dancer Aurora Carbonell. Her first timid appearance in a music record was in “Misa Flamenca” back in 1991, when she was only six years old. From that moment on, she worked together with her father in his following discography: the part she enjoyed most was the experimentalism of “Pablo de Málaga” and the legendary “Omega” (including the tour to celebrate his anniversary). She played a significant role in “Nanas” and in “Morente Flamenco”, her father’s last album. At that point she was preparing her first solo album together with her father, but this came to an end due to her fathers’ death.

In order to understand Soleá, we have to talk about the huge mark that her father Enrique Morente left behind. Author of capital albums that changed the face of Flamenco, highlights of the history of music in Spain, such as the aforementioned “Omega” and “Pablo de Málaga” or his unforgettable “Despegando” and “Morente sueña La Alhambra.
His open and groundbreaking vision led him to triumph at the Olympia in Paris, at the Lincoln Center of New York, to work with the Canadian national ballet, and to tour around Europe, Mexico, Japan and collaborate with bands with completely different styles like SONIC YOUTH and LAGARTIJA NICK or the VOCES BÚLGARAS and the Morrocan Chekara. He’s been awarded with countless distinctions such as the “Caballero Gran Cruz de la Orden del Dos de Mayo”, “Caballero de la Legión de Honor de la República de Francia” and “Socio de Honor del Ateneo de Granada”.

Graduated in philology, she plays her first solo concert in the Palau de la Música in Barcelona (2011), invited by her friends LOS EVANGELISTAS with whom she later, as main vocalist, would release the album “Encuentro” (2013) and become the front-line of their next tour. She has sung for her sister Estrella, for Pitingo, MAGA, DELAFÉ, CINEPLEXX, LOS PLANETAS… She has even been part of the cast of the theatrical versions of “La Guerra de las Mujeres” and “Yerma” by Miguel Narros (2014) and in “Clara Bow” from Secun de la Rosa (2015).

All this, before finally resuming and culminating her debut in 2015 with “Tendrá que haber un camino”. She surrounds herself with many friends to assure herself an impeccable premiere: Working together with LA BIEN QUERIDA, LOS PLANETAS, LAGARTIJA NICK, LORI MEYERS, PÁJARO JACK, escorted by estrella and José Enrique (Kiki), her brothers, her uncle’s guitar Montoyita, her mother and her father who sings off her work posthumously. With a touch of ORQUESTA CHEKARA and the verses of Machado, Lorca and Cohen. Produced by J. David Rodríguez, Antonio Arias, Jaime Beltrán and Sergio Pérez García and the mix of Martin “Youth” Glover (KILLING JOKE). From this point on, her show begins, with a highlighted presence in the BBK Bilbao Live and the Festival Ojeando in Jaén.

In 2018, she releases “Ole Lorelei” a more electric and elusive album, with funk and R&B hints, showing us our most nonconformist and restless spirit. In this album she works side to side with another big inspiration in the Indie industry, Alonso Díaz (NAPOLEON SOLO). And the vertigo begins: She’s awarded with the “Premio Fundación Princesa de Girona de las Artes y las Letras 2018”, the “Pop Eye” for the best album and best song (“Baila conmigo”), finalist of the award “Premio Ruido”, she found herself among the charts of the best albums of the year for El Mundo and Efe Eme and “Baila conmigo” is crowned as the best song of the year on the lists of Rockdelux. She works together with Luis García Montero (“Tenemos la palabra” and her sister Etrella and Carlos Saura (“Toro el mundo tiene duende”) in several projects that establishes dialogues between different forms of art and music, with flamenco as core.

She appears in Jonás Trueba’s film “La Virgen de Agosto” (2018). And she signs for Elefant Records. Then, “Lo que te falta” arrives, accompanied by her usual collaborators, Ana Fernández-Villaverde and David Rodríguez. It seems like a natural environment for an album that talks about freedom, and the necessary inner journey that everyone should take. Back to the roots, playing with limits (what else), but in this occasion putting the focus on rumba. A rumba that deforms, jumps and ads on to any style that is open for it. A record where the production work of David Rodríguez (producer of BEEF, LA ESTRELLA DE DAVID, LA BIEN QUERIDA) has been key.
Her story is still unwritten, the unknowns are exciting, thrilling and extremely fun. It’s a real pleasure to witness and participate of this journey that, for sure, will leave a mark on the music industry of this country.

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