About the artist
Based in Brooklyn, Marta Hernández, (aka Mar Salá) is an international singer songwriter, a self taught musician from Seville, Spain. With the collaboration of many accomplished musicians from all over the world, she mixes Latin sounds such as Rumba Flamenca, Brazilian rhythms and Spanish Pop, with Swing and Rock. Marta’s original compositions are a cross over between the Flamenco air of Seville and the eclectic sounds of New York City.
She has a total of 3 albums in the market: Primavera (2009) and Take Me to Bahia (2009) were produced by Antonio de Vivo, a well established musician, composer and percussionist from Venezuela with the collaboration of renowned musicians such as Pedro Giraudo (bass), Alfonso Cid (Flamenco singer), Gustavo Schartz (Brazilian Guitar) and Liz Taub (Fiddle and Mandolin) among others.
Her third album, Entre 2 Rivers (2014), produced by Alejandro Zuleta, an accomplished composer, musician, singer and producer from Colombia, has the collaboration of LA SHICA in her version of LOS CUATRO MULEROS. Other musicians are Raphael Brunn (Flamenco Guitar), Victor Prieto (Accordion), Diego Obregón (Bass), Carlos Mena (Upright Bass), Coque González (Electric Guitar), Chacho Schartz (Brazilian Guitar), Franco Pinna (Drums), Néstor Gómez (Percussion) and Lorenzo Azcona (Saxophon). Liz Taub (fiddle) and Alfonso Cid (palmas, jaleos) are special guests. Harmonies are done by Maya Cohrssen-Hernández and Jorge Valdíriz.
Marta has organized musical events in NYC featuring different bands under a common thread. Sounds of Spain and Sounds of the World put together international artists from a variety of genres.
She has been closely collaborating on an ongoing project with the poet Gabriel Amor: Paper Pores/Piel Inédita, a Bilingual Poetry Performance. Paper Pores is written by Gabriel Amor and performed under the musical direction of Marta Hernández/Mar Salá. Music composed by Marta Hernández.
This project is being taken to different venues as part of a bilingual educational program.
Marta Hernández has performed in Germany, Spain, Turkey, United States and Puerto Rico. She toured Europe in the summer of 2013 and 2014 to promote her album ENTRE 2 RIVERS.
She performs regularly in the New York area in venues such as DROM, BARBES, TERRAZA 7, CAFFE VIVALDI, THALIA THEATRE, INSTITUTO CERVANTES…among many others.