Composer, producer, cultural researcher, teacher and performer, born in Oza-Cesuras (A Coruña) in 1967. She is considered one of the most charismatic artists on the global world music circuit, not without a certain post-colonial tension: she describes herself as an “artist with cultural self-esteem”.
At the age of thirteen she heard the singing and playing of women from A Costa da Morte on the Galician coast, inspiring her to spend 25 years collecting music. She started composing in the year 2000. Isúe, her first disc, was followed by Ajrú, Sihá, SÓS and Deixaas. She works together with other disciplines, such as dance, with Janet Novás on the piece Mercedes máis eu, and films, composing soundtracks. Her most recent work is Osmose, where she enters into a dialogue with the film Nación by Margarita Ledo Andión and, through the struggle of working-class Galician women, explores the pre-gender conception of the body. She was the first “woman” to enter and win the MacAllan award and the only Spanish National Music Prize winner in Galicia.