I have had the pleasure of having these wonderful musicians from different parts of the world who have helped me make 'Miralamar' a reality. I want to thank you all for putting your soul into this work that will last forever.
Voices: Ana García, my mother, (8) , Chiclana de la Frontera, South Spain.
Sara Weis (3), Pia Dunne (7), Dublin, Ireland.,
May Fernandez (4) Cádiz, Spain
Congas and Bongos: Frailán Morán (2, 3, 5) Pinar del Río, Cuba.
Drums: Cote Calmet (7) Lima, Perú.
Double Bass: Iván Machado (2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8) La Habana, Cuba.
Trompet: Antonio Machado (5) la Habana, Cuba
Cello: Katerina Speranskaya (6) Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Cajón, Djembé and Tinaja: Israel Katumba (1, 4, 6, 8, 9) Cádiz, Spain
Nudillos: Javier Katumba (4, 8, 9) Cádiz, Spain
Castanets: Manuela Núñez (1) Cádiz, Spain
Palmas: Israel Katumba and Javier Katumba (1, 4, 6, 8, 9)
Guitars and Mandolas: Juan José Manzano, Chiclana de la Frontera, South Spain.
Guitars, Mandolas and some voices recorded in Priory Road, Dublin, Ireland.
Recorded and mixed by Chipi Cacheda in “La Cara B” studio, Cádiz, Spain, 2015-2018.
Mastered by Mario G.Alberni in “Kadifornia Mastering” Cádiz, Spain, March 2018
All music composed by Juan José Manzano, except some fragments of the track ‘Campanas de Santa Ana’ extracted from":
1- ‘Cain’ (the movie) by Santi Arisa, 1987. 2-’La niña de puerta oscura’ by Manuel Quiroga. 3- ‘Limosna de amores’ by Quintero, León and Quiroga. 4- ‘Que Pájaro será aquel’ by Don Antonio Chacón.
Lyrics written by Juan José Manzano, except ‘Won’t be yours’ Co-Written with Sara Weis.
Photography: Nely Ariza (Pag 3, 5, 11, 15) Chiclana de la Fra, Cádiz, Spain. Ana Manzano García (Pag 13) Chiclana de Fra, Cádiz, Spain. Seán Kennedy (Pag 9) EFIAP, from the book ‘Dublin Bay, City by the Sea’ Dublin, Ireland.
Landscapes: Hercules Castle, Chiclana de la Frontera, South Spain (Pag 5) . Luna Street, Chiclana de la Frontera, South Spain (Pag7). Sandymount strand, Poolbeg, Dublin, Ireland (Pag 9). The hermitage of Santa Ana, Chiclana de la Frontera, South Spain (Pag 11).
Music Produced by Juan José Manzano and Gabriel Marín
Executive production by Juan José Manzano
I would like to thank the people who helped me to make this project come true, for their love and unconditional support.
Gabriel Marín, Thanks for giving me your time and your ears as if they were mine. Without you none of this would’ve been the same.
Thanks Chipi for sharing with me your wisdom and your endless patience.
Giuliano Nostri, a huge thanks for enlightening the path with your beautiful energy
Thanks to Cote, Frailán, Pia, Sara, May and all those who have accompanied me in this beautiful journey.
For you mum, Ana García and for you, my guide José Luis Marín. The pure essence of this music come from your souls.