- Title: It's hard to get support if you don't play flamenco, says O Sister's Paula Padilla
- Date: 20th November 2016
- Summary: (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) O SISTER SINGER PAULA PADILLA SAYING: "From the first concert, I was very surprised on the audience response. That's when we discovered the band could have a future not only musically but the live performances overall. Our show has a lot of humor, we like to break the boundaries with the audience so that has made that the project had grown so much."
- Embargoed: 5th December 2016 17:04
- Keywords: Jazz Festival O Sister Spain Swing New Orleans
- Location: MADRID, SPAIN
- City: MADRID, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Music
- Reuters ID: LVA00A5990XU5
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Spanish band O Sister performed at the Teatro Fernan Gomez in Madrid on Saturday (November 19) during Madrid's International Jazz Festival.
Paula Padilla, foundress of the band, told Reuters they are really happy to play in the Spanish capital with all the musicians that participated on the album.
"We are really looking forward and we know the concert is sold out so big part of the job is already done. Now all we have to do is enjoy ourselves. Besides, we are rarely used to play with all the musicians that have collaborated in the album. We are going to be ten at stage and we are really looking forward," Padilla said before performing.
'Stompin' In Joy' is the fourth release of the band and it's the first to include original material. On the past records, O Sister have always played early 20th Century Swing covers. On the new release, the swing spirit remains.
For doublebass Camilo Bosso, the band had reached the moment of create their own music on these genre.
"We have been together for eight years. It's our fourth album, we have used style we love: the vocal harmonies of the 1920's and 30's music. After a trip we did to New Orleans, we noticed we had reached that moment," Bosso said.
The O Sister project was born in Sevilla on 2008. The band is formed by Paula Padilla on ukulele and alto voice, Helena Amado on teapot and soprano voice, Marcos Padilla is the tenor voice, Matias Comino on the guitars and banjo, Camilo Bosso on the double bass and Pablo Cabra on drums and washboard.
Paula Padilla also said that in southern Spain, besides flamenco it's really hard to get a genre to succeed.
"On top of it, we are from Andalusia and there when you do something that is not flamenco, you do not have any kind of support. It is very difficult. On the other hand, we see this music is successful and it has its audience. So I think we need to be more confident with the national music."
Inspired by the Boswell Sisters, the band from Seville toured New Orleans in 2014. The result was the incorporation of new instruments to their music such as the banjo or the washboard.
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