Paco Díez is a widely known musicologist and performer making his debut performance in the Pacific Northwest!
From the website of Aula Museo Paco Díez: Paco Díez founded LA BAZANCA in 1980, forming a very diverse group in which rich and varying musical influences still coexist. This group has been in continuous search of new sounds and the use of instruments inherited directly from Castillian music tradition, which has allowed Paco Díez to enjoy the development of his own personality through his interpretations on voice, guitar, hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes, and percussion. Moreover, this was possible because of a necessary and rigorous compilation of knowledge traditional culture from very diverse regions of Spain and Portugal.
As a soloist, Paco is one of the biggest interpreters of Jewish-Spanish music on an international level, having been awarded by the Sephardi Authorities for his dedication to the spread of this music and culture.