Uxía Senlle

Category: Singer

Uxía creates her songs writing words and music that comes from the deepest of her soul. In 2010 she celebrated twenty-five years of artistic career, which recognize her as one of the most valuable voices in Galician language. Her songs have always the latent or explicit presence of traditional music with an innovative and personal treatment.

Since her debut with Foliada de Marzo in 1986, her work represents a meeting point for different cultures, a way of communication among countries and people.

After being a member of Na Lúa until 1991, Uxía started to sing alone, which responds to a natural evolution of her trajectory. That same year she published "Entre cidades" and four years later "Estou Vivindo no ceo". Critics valued this record very positively, which strengthened his international projection.

In 1997, she published “La sal de la vida”, together with Rasha (Sudan), María Salgado (Castile) and the guitarist Cuchús Pimentel, a record totally marked by cultural diversity.

In 2000, she published "Danza das areas", which represents an inflection point in her way, with compositions of her own and more contemporary sounds.

She was always convinced of the fact that people who sang from time immemorial cannot lose such a fundamental instrument like their own voice. That is why she promoted the creation of cantareiras groups like Malvela or Cantadeiras do Berbése and participated in many musical experiences with Tito Paris, Jessie Norman, Dulce Pontes, Noa, João Afonso and Chico César, among others.

Her activity as a musical producer in "Vida Miña" and "Interior" by Emilio Rúa, "Na Flor dos meus anos" by Señora Carmen and Malvela and "A nena e o grilo" by Magín Blanco is also important.

In her compositions, Uxía collects the essence of all the experiences that had led her to a permanent contact with musicians of similar cultures.

Everything emerges and flows as a natural consequence of the permanent relationship with artists of these latitudes and the continuous listening to traditional music that inspired her.

Her passion for miscegenation joins voices, instruments, rhythms and sounds, a talent she showed as artistic director in “Cantos na Maré” (International Lusophony Festival). This event was conceived as a meeting point of lusophone artists where the stage became a multicultural celebration with the best voices of Portugal, Brazil, Cabo Verde and Guiné Bissau.

With Eterno Navegar she explores ways of athlantic sounds and African rhythms combined with her melodious voice and intimate style.

With Meu Canto, Uxía follows the trace of a culture that travels and changes the meaning and nature of frontiers. On this occasion, her journey leads us to Brazil, where she recorded this work in the studio of Biscoito Fino in Rio de Janeiro.

This was not a chance choice. She wanted to tackle this new challenge with the production of the prestigious musician Jaime Alem (producer of Maria Bethânia), the talent and complicity of Sérgio Tannus and the collaboration of Lenine in *Os Teus Ollos*.

 Work & Activities


-“Foliada de Marzo”, Edigal (1986).

-“Entre Cidades”, Sons Galiza (1991).

-“Estou Vivindo no Ceo”, Nubenegra (1995).

-“La Sal de la Vida”, (with Rasha, María Salgado and X. Pimentel), Nubenegra (1997).

-“Danza das Areas” Virgin 2000 – FOL MÚSICA 2010.

-“Eterno Navegar”, Harmonía Mundi, World Village (2008).

-"Meu Canto", FOL MÚSICA (2011).