Tomás Lozano

A singer, musician, scholar and writer, born in Barcelona, Spain to Andalusian parents. Lozano’s music incarnates his mix of cultural roots; he is the flavour itself of a bitter-sweet heritage, a history of conquest and resistance masterfully expressed through his smooth voice, the vibrant finger work on his guitar and the soothing droning of his hurdy-gurdy.

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Portrait of Tomás Lozano with his Spanish guitar by Matt Jaskulski

Tomás began as a self taught musician, performing Catalan folk music in Barcelona as a young teenager with the ensemble, Els Trobadours del Vallès. Later he proceeded to tour Europe, playing folk, traditional and medieval music at festivals in Switzerland, southern France, Germany, northern Italy, etc., at which time his career as singer, musician and performer took off to new heights. Then, in 1993, through a sponsorship by the Spanish Ministry of Exterior Affairs, Lozano toured Canada and the United States with the theatre troupe Bufons.

Tomás has since made the United States his home base, performing solo and with a number of other musicians across the country. He established and directed Crisol Bufons Corp. an internationally recognized New Mexico-based non-profit organization that provided cultural and pedagogical performances across the U.S. largely to underprivileged communities. He was co-creator of Hey, Mozart! New Mexico.

In his recent album, “Eternal Juan Ramón Jiménez” Tomás gives new life to the profound popular lyricism in the writings of the celebrated poet and has translated it into song, setting it once again in motion, returning to it its spoken character. He does so from a varied repertoire that spans poems from the end of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth. All together we have here a feast of music and words.

You can listen to the album on Tomás’ SoundCloud:

Today Tomás lives in Bloomington, Indiana and contributes to the culture and folklore of the American Mid-West. He performs his original compositions, solo or accompanied. He currently works with 2Thousand, Kativar, Tamango, Daily Bread & Butter, Salaam, Shakespeare’s Ear, and his own projects and also numerous collaborations including with Marija Krupoves-Berg and Erica Rubis.

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