Daniel Salmador Hernandez, (Keltika Hispanna, Spain)
Dark folk live in ancient Celtiberia. The music scene there is very strong and quite high quality. These days we talked to Daniel from the band Keltika Hispanna about future plans and music in general..
2. Keltika Hispanna music genre as Dark /Neo Folk, Celtiberian, inspired by the mountains of Sierra de Guadarrama and history. What is the impact of that?
Daniel: Well, unfortunately we are in Spain, in our country, after a tremendous civil war, as you know, the country was ruined and at the end of the Franco regime an advertising campaign began abroad that offered our beaches, good weather, paella, bulls and Sevillian dancers. Something that is very far from folklore, and from the reality of our ethnic group. Something real and authentic that is so different in each piece of land of our Mother Iberia. That is probably one of the reasons for the ignorance, rejection and little impact of folklore and its variants in our country. Although we have decided to make this change from now on. We will work hard in all areas that are possible for us. Our land is a much more varied place, with an infinite number of climates, cultures and landscapes. If you want cold you will have it, if you want a scorching desert we can also offer it to you, mountains of perpetual snow? It's hard to imagine something that doesn't exist here. In a local way, or even far from our land, it may be possible that our work has encouraged people to learn more about their ethnic group, their legends and traditions, and feel, perhaps, proud of their blood and their land without any kind of damages. Something very healthy.
3. Keltika Hispanna is?
Daniel: Keltika Hispanna was a need to materialize in music a feeling of belonging to the land, and everything that has transcended time from our origins to today. It is true that I, Daniel Salmador, started with this, and that in a way I am the one at the helm who is in charge of guiding and redirecting this project when it moves away from the alma mater, but none of this would have been possible without the colleagues who have been giving their brushstrokes and touch-ups. Contributing his wisdom and virtues to this humble project. Nothing would be possible without the entire team behind Keltika Hispanna, they are: Luís Miguel Folgado, Iñaki Simón, Andrés Barriga and Oscar Martín. What have been the components that have completed the formation of Keltika Hispanna in recent years.