In Llama, Sílvia Pérez and Ravid Goldschmidt mix the human voice with the very special sound of the hang, a melodic instrument created in Switzerland eight years ago based on steel drums from Trinidad & Tobago. Llama means “towards the sea” in Hebrew. The group was formed five years ago in order to unite voice and hang. Both performers have different influences, Ravid from Brazilian rhythms and Sílvia from habaneras, fado, jazz and flamenco.
Ravid Goldschmidt studied drums and percussion at a music school in his home country of Israel. He has played the drums “all his life”, mostly being influenced by Brazilian music. He discovered the hang when he first heard it played by a fellow musician at a music festival in Israel, and became interested in its beautiful sound. After spending several months in Switzerland studying the instrument, he developed his own way of playing the hang. Apart from Llama, Ravid plays the hang in the Carles Benavent Quartet.
Sílvia Pérez Cruz won the ‘Altaveu 2009 Award’ (Barcelona) for the versatility of her voice. She was also awarded the ‘Miquel Martí Pol Composition Award 2009’ for creating and performing a setting of Maria Mercè Marçal’s poem “Covava l’ou de la mort blanca”. She studied at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC) where she specialized in jazz singing.
Sílvia Pérez voice, Ravid Goldschmidt hang
Llama were nominated as ECHO Rising Stars by l’Auditori Barcelona
28 October L’Auditori Barcelona