Hevia

~ Person

Legal name: José Ángel Hevia Velasco

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José Ángel Hevia Velasco, known professionally as Hevia (born October 11, 1967 in Villaviciosa, Asturias), is a Spanish bagpiper – specifically, an Asturian gaita player. He commonly performs with his sister, Maria José, on drums. In 1992 he was awarded first prize for solo bagpipes at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Brittany.

Possibly his most recognisable composition is the 1998 piece Busindre Reel, from his first album Tierra de Nadie. Hevia is known for helping invent a special brand of MIDI electronic bagpipes, which he is often seen playing live. The instrument was developed with Alberto Arias (pupil and computer programmer) and the electronic technician Miguel Dopico.

Two of Hevia's tracks, La Línea Trazada and El Garrotin (single release), appeared on the cross-platform video game Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense. His music also features in Walt Disney World at Epcot, just before the nightly IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth fireworks show.

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1991 Hevia 1
1998 Tierra de nadie 6
2000 The Other Side 4
2003 Étnico ma non troppo 2
2007 Obsessión 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2005 Tierra de Hevia 1
2009 Lo mejor de Hevia 1

Single

Year Title RatingReleases
1998 Busindre Reel (Remixes) 1

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