Sylvie Hernández’s Debut Album ‘Magua’: A Nostalgic Journey into Music and Emotion
In the Canary Islands, the term ‘magua’ references sorrow or distress resulting from a yearning or loss. The evocative term is the chosen title for the debut album by singer-songwriter Sylvie Hernández, the album encapsulates nostalgia as its main theme. This album launch offers a return journey to childhood and roots while concurrently addressing modern issues of relevance to the artist. Winner of the Alberto Delgado Young Music Award 2022, Sylvie Hernández invites us to join her on this musical voyage that accommodates both poetic and declarative elements.
Hernández’s album is a melodious mix of waltz rhythms, chacarera, zamba and bolero beats, intended to induce reminiscence, dreams and emotions in the listener. Hernández, accompanied by prominent musicians from the island scene, will also premiere some of her new compositions within the album. ‘Magua’ is fundamentally soulful roots music designed to resonate with its audience.