What is Tierra 47?
Meeting of the international harp community
The festival’s first edition seeks to capture the spirit of Nicanor Zabaleta (San Sebastián, Spain, 1907 – San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1993), and continue his journey of creating a singular Latin American harp trend that fuses the lore of Folk harp – which has been taught for four hundred years without a single score – with the European teachings developed on the academic harp.
Tierra 47 defies the limits of the harp and aspires to project and promote it to an unexposed public which lazily brands it as a stiff, elitist instrument without taking into account the great variety of contexts existing at the moment, both in solo performances as well as in collaboration with other instrumentalists.
Tierra 47 will create spaces for reflection in an informal and calm atmosphere, spaces where you can mix with the harp community, exchange ideas and learn from the work of others.
Tierra 47 is founded upon the firm conviction that projects begin to make sense when they last. The 2017 edition in Madrid will be the first of a series of festivals which will change locations throughout different regions of the Ibero-American community on a biennial basis.