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José Ángel Hevia Velasco was born in Villaviciosa, Asturias (Spain) in 1967. He first came into contact with the bagpipes when he was four years old during a procession in Amandi when he was with his grandfather. It was there that the image of a man and his bagpipes had an impact on the very young José Ángel. The unity between the pipe player, his music and the instrument seemed magical to him. Hevia then began bagpipe classes three times a week after school. He took the bus to Gijon, where Armando Ferdandez taught him in the traditional style and then accompanied him back to the bus.

He arrived home at midnight and the following day practised what he had learned in class so that he hardly had time for other leisure activities. The same year in which he began classes, he underwent a baptism of fire in sporadic performances with folk groups. His sister, Maria José—noticing that a drummer accompanied all bagpipe players—wanted to participate. One of the best drummers in Villaviciosa, Sabino Cifuentes, agreed to tutor her in all the traditional rhythms. At the end of class Hevia took his bagpipes and played songs so his sister could try to accompany him.

Shortly after, they began performing together throughout Asturias and traveling to different Asturian centres overseas. In 1985 José Ángel began to give classes and shortly afterwards formed a bagpipe band with his pupils. Thus, without abandoning the traditional pair of bagpipes and the drums, a new period in his life had begun.


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    Mermuradora была и остаётся всё-таки пожалуй наилучшей, что услышал у него.

    11 Mar 4:11pm Reply
  • javi_guitarhero

    Alguien sabe donde se puede encontrar el primer disco de Hevia (Hevia 1991) ya sea para comprar o para descargar? Es que me gustaría escucharlo pero no lo encuentro. Gracias!

    9 Feb 9:46pm Reply
  • Romandinio

    Busindre Reel <3

    16 Mar 2014 Reply
  • aparthia92

    What a brilliant artist! I saw him live 10 years ago and I'd love to see him again one day...

    12 Oct 2012 Reply
  • NoctaeLux

    Muy bueno hermano, no lo dejes morir!

    1 Sep 2012 Reply
  • RTAE86

    I used to listen alot to "Busindre Reel" when I was younger. I still have the CD my brother bought in '98. Great tracks.

    14 May 2012 Reply
  • chathurawind

    I'm a top listener~~~~ :)

    25 Apr 2012 Reply
  • BIGBenX

    i just heard my first track by this Hevia. --> THIS. IS. FUCKING. BRILLIANT!!! Just had a musical epiphany

    25 Mar 2012 Reply
  • junkal28

    Busindre y baños de Budapest

    21 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Dannyelah

    I remember of being a child and making people wait to listen to "busindre reel" in a store while I was dancing with a huge headphones. I repeated that song more or less 10 times, then my parents arrived and said "sorry, you can listen now, sorry" I satyed sad in that moment I had to go away. So "busindre reel" will always be one of the songs of my childhood =) ( Sorry for the mistakes, correct me if possible=) )

    31 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Velimirius

    Busindre <3

    27 May 2011 Reply
  • Kind_of_blue85

    GRANDIOSO master of bagpipes!

    16 May 2011 Reply
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    21 Feb 2011 Reply
  • moyra-blackrose

    i admire this guy!

    24 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Lisilla_Alisa

    V-I_P_E-R кстати это педрила вонючий

    9 Aug 2010 Reply
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  • FanchuFran

    simplemente uno de los mejores artistas que conozco!! me encanta su música =)

    12 Jul 2010 Reply
  • katia111

    best music!

    9 Dec 2009 Reply
  • lunyx

    awsome music!

    5 Dec 2009 Reply
  • ro85on

    To juz prawie 10 lat od kiedy uslyszalem Busindre Reel. Kupilem kasete i pokochalem Tierra De Nadie. Z mila checia zawsze wracam do tego albumu:) Zawsze wywoluje niezwykle silne uczucia, az ciarki przechodza.

    26 Oct 2009 Reply
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