"One of the living masters of the gaita"
— The Wall Street Journal (2013)
(Photo: C. Taylor Crothers, Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment)
“Ms. Pato will amaze you. Her playing dismisses any notion of a square, martial quality, infusing almost constant exotic coloration, finding entire ranges of microtones between pitches and bending one into another (...) what Mr. Golijov calls “something incredibly primal.”
— New York Times, James R. Oestreich (September 16, 2006)
“Cristina Pato the Galician Bagpipe diva is renowned for her dramatic performances, but what counts is her skill and familiarity with that octopus of an instrument, the gaita"
— BBC, Jean Bechhofer (January, 2004)
"Ms. Pato’s sound is unlike any bagpipe playing you’ve heard: imagine the timbres of an oboe, a metal-ready electric guitar and a screaming trumpet rolled into a single, virtuosic burst of energy”
— New York Times, Allan Kozinn (August 21, 2007)
"Lo mejor de Cristina Pato quizá no sea tanto este presente que la ilusiona, sino el futuro que se le adivina ...”
— El País, Carlos Galilea (23 de Marzo de 1999)
Cristina’s new US album Latina will be released on May 14th by Sunnyside Records. To celebrate, a release party and concert will take place on Sunday May 17th 6:30pm at Subculture (45 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10012 212-533-5470). So if you happen to be nearby, please join us in our celebration! Here’s the link to the ticket pre-sales →
Below you can find a full length videoclip for the opening track Fandango: Prueba de Fuego (E. Perez)
The third week of April, Cristina will travel to Havana, Cuba, to take part in the XXVI Festival “La Huella de España”, which is devoted to Galicia in this year’s edition. She will perform together with Roberto Comesaña (accordion) on Friday, April 17th. Here’s a link to the Festival Program (pdf).
In other news, you can find below a video of Cristina’s last week appearance in the RTVE show La hora cultural, promoting the Rústica concert in Madrid, with Davide Salvado (starting at 13’30”)
The second week of April, Cristina is back in Spain to promote her album Rústica with two concerts in Santiago de Compostela and Madrid, as well as several interviews in TV and radio stations. Here is the full list of the interviews, and the info on the performances:
14:00 – ENTRELARES. RADIO CÍRCULO DE BELLAS ARTES.
18:00 – AGENCIA DE NOTICIAS EFE
20:30 – 24H. RTVE. LA TARDE CULTURAL.
00:00 – RADIO NACIONAL. GENTE DESPIERTA.
11:00 – ES RADIO. DÉJATE DE HISTORIAS.
13:00 – RADIO 3. EN UN MUNDO FELIZ.
14:00 – RADIO 3. DISCÓPOLIS.