Coro Entredós / Coro Malvaloca

The Entredós Women’s Choir was born in September 2003 at the Entredós Foundation of Madrid and Mujeres Bookstore, with a very feminist and very political ideology. In 2017 it changed its name and left the foundation and the library, becoming Coro Malvaloca and moving towards ecofeminism. It was founded and conducted by Catalina Rivada and since 2015 it has been conducted by Guayarmina Calvo.

I belonged to this choir from 2007 to 2017. During those years I sang as an alto, played the piano, worked as an arranger and sometimes co-conductor. I made many arrangements and one piece. I still write arrangements for them today.

The piece was Retórtolis (2009), written during my artistic grant at Casa de Velázquez (Accademy of France in Madrid) and premiered at the French Institute, dressed like pigeons and with hard bread onstage:

The arrangements are the following, with some links to videos:

  • A quién le importa (2007) by Carlos Berlanga and Nacho Canut (Madrid)
  • Adiemus (2014) by Karl Jenkins (Wales)
  • Alfonsina y el mar (2007) by Ariel Ramírez and Felix Luna (Argentina)
  • Bella ciao (2015) delle mondine (Italia), contemporary arrangement
  • Canción de Araceli (2020) by Guy Debord
  • Canción del GAM (2020) by Guy Debord
  • Canción para GB, JH y MN (2020) by Guy Debord
  • Canzonetta villereccia (2009) popular from Sicily
  • Como la cigarra (2008) by María Elena Walsh (Argentina)
  • Contramano (2007) by Silvia Furnó (originally a childrens’ song with a feminist lyrics by the chorus), I added the piano part
  • Dancing Queen (2015) by ABBA (Sweeden)
  • De muy buen ver (2010) rap by Carmen París
  • Deusa antiga (2009) popular from Galicia
  • Devojko mari hubava (2013) popular from Bulgaria
  • Doctrina del shock (2017) by Ana Tijoux (Chile)
  • Ei mi malhuen (2007) popular Mapuche (Argentina), piano part
  • Grândola (2017) popular from Portugal
  • Jornadas de mayo (2020) by Guy Debord
  • Keep you head up, sister (2020) by O, sister (Madrid)
  • La mujer que mueve el mundo (2009) by Soledad Jiménez
  • Las presas de Ventas (2016) feminist chotis popurri (Madrid)
  • Latinoamérica (2013) by Calle 13 (Puerto Rico)
  • Lela (2011) popular from Galicia
  • María (2007) by Chico Buarque (Brasil), piano part
  • Me mueve el aire (2016) by Las migas (Cataluña)
  • Me subo al tren de la libertad (2014) by Arita Mitteenn (Perú)
  • Negra sombra (2007) by Rosalía de Castro and J. Montes (Galicia), with choral arrangement by Cristina Fernández and my instrumental arrangement
  • O que é, o que é (2017) by Gonzaghinha (Brasil)
  • Por qué cantamos (2017) by Benedetti y Favero (Argentina)
  • Somagwaza (2009) popular from Sudáfrica
  • Son âme rouge (2014) by Inma Claudio (Madrid)
  • Todo el poder a las asambleas (2020) by Guy Debord
  • Tú, que cantas (2008) popular from Algeria
  • Yo vengo a ofrecer mi corazón (2010) by Fito Páez, choral adaptation by Cata Rivada and my piano part
  • Zutik emakumeak (2014) popular from the Basque Country