βeta , the eagerly awaited debut album by B-Flecha, is, without a doubt, one of the best recent releases to come out of Spain. Its funky R&B and colourful synth pop gems will be the stars of the show that Galician singer Belén Vidal will give at ZEMOS98, accompanied by her analogue synthesisers and sunglasses from way beyond. An expert lover of funk from across the years, 1980s synth lines, R&B from yesterday and today and the most sophisticated dance music (with 2-step and house at the fore), B-Flecha kept a cool head after the runaway success of her excellent first two EPs, Ceja de Carnival and Qvasi Naves (both released on Arkestra, the label she runs with Mwëslee) and has come up with a mature, brilliantly finished work that can be read on many different levels and also boasts an impressive string of hits: “B33”, “Mundo Bizarro”, “A Marte”, “Finisterrae”… A small milestone in the history of Spanish pop that forges (or certainly ought to forge) new expressive paths and connects with a certain past sounds (1980s synth pop, Mecano) and new trends in Latin pop today (El Guincho, Javiera Mena).
Centro de las Artes de Sevilla. Public activities from 17:30h