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Prisca and Marieva Dávila succeed in Pepsi Music Awards 2018

September 28, 2018 Diario Ultimas Noticias, Venezuela

The sisters Prisca and Marieva Dávila continue to reap successes thanks to their album Travesía, and this time they won the Pepsi Music award in the category “Best classical song”, corresponding to their four-hand piano version of “El día que me quieras” . Both expressed their joy and congratulated the Pepsi Music Academy for supporting and promoting music made in Venezuela. 2018 has been a profitable year for the sisters, recently they have come to tour three cities in Canada: Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, where they received the highest praise.

The duo had already won the Pepsi Music Award in 2015, when they won “Best Classical Music Album” for Un Piano, two sisters. “I feel very happy, honored and grateful to the Academy for receiving this award that motivates us to continue making good music. Before so much darkness we have to give more and more light so music and music for the soul, “said Prisca who attended the delivery ceremony.

For her part, Marieva, from Toronto, Canada, where she currently resides, said: “I celebrate this recognition and I celebrate even more that in these times they continue to produce and recognize within Venezuela the great musical talent that exists, which is broad and beautiful.”

The sisters also congratulated the Pepsi Music Academy for supporting and recognizing the efforts of those who make music in Venezuela. “We thank our team, our family, our allies and especially our audience for the success of our album Travesía, with which we have several projects and pending activities in the near future,” they said.

Travesía was launched in 2017 and both sisters participate as pianists and singers. The album features songs composed by both artists, as well as Latin American songbook classics, including “El día que me quieras” (Argentina), which won the Pepsi Music awards. The repertoire of this production has been promoted in concerts in some cities of Venezuela, as well as in the most recent international tour of Canada.

Prisca and Marieva Dávila take their “One Piano, Two Sisters” project to Canada

The pianists and composers will give a concert together in the cities of Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto  featuring selected compositions from their discography.

Press Realese

The music of outstanding Venezuelan pianist, singer-songwriter Prisca Dávila consolidates more and more within the fusion of jazz and traditional Venezuelan music, turning it into one of the prominent cultural patrimonies of the nation. Marieva, her sister, hasn’t lagged. She has developed a style of her own as pianist and composer as well but with a more cinematographic and descriptive tendency. Both have merged their talents successfully. The result can be listened in their two acclaimed albums Un Piano, dos hermanas (2014) and their latest outing Travesía- Canciones Latinoamericana (2017).

Prisca and Marieva now face a new challenge as cultural ambassadors by taking their music project, One Piano, Two Sisters to Canadian territory. Their concert will be on Friday, June 8th at 7:30 pm during the LulaWorld Festival that takes place in the city of Toronto. Later on, they will be giving concert on Sunday, June 17th 6:00 pm at Bocadillo Bistro in the city of Montreal, and finally they will be giving concert on June 24th at 3:00 pm at the Ottawa Pérez Hall, Room 121 in the city of Ottawa. They will join their singing, piano playing and dancing talents to create a magical fusion of Venezuelan music with Latin American, classical, jazz and flamenco sounds.

“Performing this concert, Un piano, dos hermanas, in Canada is very important for us. In fact, it is our first time in Ottawa, Montreal and the Toronto Lulaworld Festival which means an excellent opportunity for promoting our music abroad”, said Prisca Dávila.

The pianists will be performing Venezuelan and Latin American music as well as their own compositions in various formats: Solo piano, piano and vocals, and piano four hands with the virtuosity and peculiar style that characterize each sister. In addition to that, Marieva will exhibit her talent as “bailaora” in compositions that blend Venezuelan rhythms and jazz with flamenco.  The concerts will feature their father, Eduardo Dávila, as special guest on soprano saxophone and flute. Outstanding Colombian percussionist Juan Carlos Medrano will also join them at Toronto Lulaworld Festival.

The LulaWorld Festival (www.lulaworld.ca) will take place between May 31st and June 10th in Toronto. It presents the diversity and creativity of World Music to the Canadian audience. It features more than 80 musicians from Latin America, USA, Puerto Rico, Israel, Canada and Uruguay along with concerts and dance workshops. 

For Prisca, taking Venezuelan music to other territories “is important and also a challenge because we want to reach as many concert goers as possible, and show them this fusion that we make between Venezuelan and Latin American music with jazz, classical music and flamenco. We want them to feel the have traveled with us across to Venezuela and Latin America.”

The public and the mass media have praised the recordings of these two relevant musicians that reflect the musical language they have jointly created by combining their arrangements, compositional nuances and dynamics of classical music, traditional melodies and rhythms, and improvisations along with the contemporary jazz harmonies. As solo artists, Marieva released “Piano de ida y vuelta” in 2010 while Prisca has released five albums to date. These are ”Piano Jazz Venezolano II” (2011), “Piano en canto venezolano II” (2009), “Piano En Canto Venezolano” (2007),  “Estoy Aquí” (2005) y “Piano jazz Venezolano” (2003).

It is worth mentioning that “One Piano, Two Sisters” has been performed at various venues in The United States, Venezuela, Mexico, Trinidad, Great Britain, and Czech Republic bringing enthusiasm and joy to the public. Canadian audiences will have the opportunity to know and enjoy the talents of this master duet that will leave an indelible impression.

For interviews and related matters contact:

Prisca Dávila – Musician
[email protected] 

Marieva Dávila – Musician
[email protected] 

Gal Sinai – Media Contact TuCuatro  (Ottawa)
[email protected] 

LulaWorld Festival (Toronto)

[email protected] or call 416 588 0307

Bocadillo Bistro (Montreal)

5145087172

@bocadillobistro

Social Networks:
@priscadavila and @marievadavila

Webpage:
priscadavila.com
marievadavila.com

Pepsi Music Award 2015

Pepsi Music Award 2015

The sisters Prisca and Marieva Dávila, both pianist, composer and singer nominated in three categories of  Pepsi Music Award 2015 Venezuela (Best classical artist of the year, Best  classical song of the year and Best classical record of the year) were the winners of  “Best Classical album of the year with their CD ” Un piano, dos hermanas” (One piano, two sisters).

This album shows  a fusion with classical music, jazz, flamenco and Latino American music.