- José A. Hevia (Electronic bagpipes, traditional Asturian bagpipes)
- type:Band, Big Band
- instrumentation:instrumental, electronic, salsa and latin band
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HEVIA, the international bagpiper inventor of electronic bagpipes, has revolutionized popular music by exporting it beyond our borders after selling more than 2.5 million albums worldwide. He has won Gold and Platinum albums in Italy, Hungary, Portugal, Belgium, Denmark or New Zealand, among other countries.
Hevia has numerous national and international awards such as the “National Exhibition of Folk Music for Young Performers“ in Spain, “Rencontres Internationales de Luthiers et Maîtres Sonneurs” in St. Chartier (France), “Bowmore” of Lorient (France), “Rock & Trend” at Festival of San Remo (Italy), “Die Goldene Stimmgabel” in Germany, and the prestigious “Multiplatinum Award“, which is awarded to all those artists who manage to sell more than one million albums in Europe.
Hevia has participated in prestigious international festivals: folk, such as the Interceltique Festival of Lorient (France); jazz, such as the Pori Jazz Festival (Finland), The Hague Jazz Festival (The Netherlands) or the Red Sea Jazz Festival (Israel); religious like the Otobutai in Kyoto (Japan) or the Vatican Concert of Natale (2001, 2012 and 2015) broadcast by RAI for millions of people Worldwide; pop-rock, such as the Festival of San Remo (Italy); or festivals of World music as The Womad of Athens, among others