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Hevia on stage at Lorient, Brittany in 2003
Hevia on stage at Lorient, Brittany in 2003

Hevia, or José Ángel Hevia Velasco, is a Spanish bagpiper – specifically, an Asturian gaita piper, born in 1967 in Villaviciosa, Asturias. 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. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A piper playing the Great Highland Bagpipe. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish  â€¢ Asturian Villaviciosino/a maliayés, maliayesa Capital Villaviciosa Coordinates Judicial district Villaviciosa Parishes 41 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 12 14. ... The Festival Interceltique de Lorient (fr) or Gouelioù Etrekeltiek An Oriant (br) was founded in Lorient, Brittany in 1971. ... Historical province of Brittany, showing the main areas with their name in Breton language The traditional flag of Brittany (the Gwenn-ha-du), formerly a Breton nationalist symbol but today used as a general civic flag in the region. ...


Possibly his most recognisable composition is the 1999 piece Busindre Reel, from his second album Tierra de Nadie.


Hevia is also known for helping invent a special brand of electronic MIDI 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 tracks: La Línea Trazada and El Garrotin (single release) appeared on the cross platform (Playstation, DreamCast and N64) title Vigilante 8 Second Offence. [1]


Discography

  • Tierra de nadie (1998)
  • The Other Side (Al Otro Lado) (2000)
  • Étnico ma non troppo (2003)
  • Tierra de Hevia (2005)

Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Hevia, or José Ángel Hevia Velasco, is a Spanish bagpiper - specifically, an Asturian gaita piper, born in 1967 in Villaviciosa, Asturias.
Possibly his most recognisable composition is the 1999 piece Busindre Reel, from his second album Tierra de Nadie.
Hevia is also known for helping invent a special brand of electronic MIDI ba...
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