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Daniel García de la Cuesta – A brief profile with External Links

(www.myspace.com/danigarciadelacuesta)comes from Asturias, Northern Spain, and participated for over twenty-five years of several associations of Ethnography and Folklore. I had the chance to meet him when he visited Argentina for a series of concerts and workshops on the "Bandurria", instrument of which he is a devote musician. By the way, he was the one who translated into asturian language my book "Correspondences Between The Asturian And Galician Legends" edited by the Asturian Celtic League.
Moreover, I already knew his musical work since I owned a tape recording with the lengdary "Beleño" folk band.He lined-up many important folk bands in Asturias such as Guercu , Beleño, Merlin and Lliberdon. Currently works in different bands, and specially with Zapica. He studied music at the Conservatory of Xixón, and Oviedo in Asturias. Studied traditional bagpipe with Pepe Blanco. Learned violin as a student of Jean Luc Dominique at the Conservatory of Occitania. Celtic Harp with Myrdhín , the breton harpist, and with Rodrigo Romaní and Rodrigo Gallegos Xavier Gómez in Spain. He is Author of the book The Presence of the Harp in Asturias.
He studied the Rabel with Maurizio Martinoti and the asturian Fonsu Fernandez.He is a self taught musician on guitar, percussion and flutes and earned knowledge on traditional dance as member of many ethnographic associations.He studied the Bandurria with Chema Puente, and also as a self-taught musician while doing field researchesHe is author of a book on the Asturian Bandurria, and the Rabel, and a teaching method, also he is author of a CD entitled Songs for the bandurria.
Presently he takes part on radio,television broadcastings, and magazines concerned with Asturian folklore.


OTHER WORKS EDITED
Garcia de la Cuesta, Daniel, The bandurrias, 1998 Annuary of the Archaeological Museum, Oviedo 2000. Garcia de la Cuesta, Daniel, Y, Llaneza Álvarez, José Angel, ASTURIAN TRADITIONAL MUSIC, PERCUSSION 1, 2 AND 3 EDITORA NORTH, MIERES del Camino, 2001. Garcia de la Cuesta, Daniel AND Llaneza Álvarez, José Angel, Percussion on the Asturian Folklore, VTP EDITORIAL, XIXÓN, 2001. Garcia de la Cuesta, Daniel AND Llaneza Álvarez, José Angel, Aerial Instruments on the Asturian Folkore, VTP EDITORIAL, XIXÓN, 2002। Garcia de la Cuesta, Daniel AND Llaneza Álvarez, José Angel, String Instruments on the Asturian Folkore, VTP EDITORIAL, XIXÓN, 2003. Garcia de la Cuesta, Daniel, The harp and it´s presence in Asturias, AC RETUEYU, XIXÓN, 2004. Garcia de la Cuesta, Daniel, The Bandurria and The Ravel, Method for the Bandurria, AC RETUEYU, XIXÓN, 2005.
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