A bright new star has lately been sparkling above the Spanish music horizon, thrilling audiences with the originality of artistic expression in all its dimensions, his commanding stage presence and outlandish attire.
He leaves no one indifferent, what’s more, the artist first effortlessly entrances the spectators and then, at the end of his astonishing show, brings them to their feet in the blink of an eye.
Rodrigo Cuevas is a performance artist, singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and committed folkloric agitator. Combining emblematic folk melodies with subtle electronica, clad in androgynous costumes, stockings and wooden stiletto shoes, he’s a rural cabaret diva creating deep-rooted art for a disconnected present, using humour, elegant eroticism and compelling storytelling. An academy-trained musician, Rodrigo Cuevas nonetheless claims to have learnt more about art from his neighbours in the small village where he lives (a location he keeps secret).
His message is that a culture based on image and frivolity is an empty vessel that needs to reconnect with ancestral ways of life and interacting that are slowly dying. It’s a serious message deftly communicated through a compellingly entertaining vision.
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