The music and poetry of Daniel Irigoyen, Sr. are a leap into the sky, although in the attempt his wings burn like those of Icarus. Like in the Gilgamesch, he first goes down to the world of the dead, after which he appears like a medieval condemned in the Dante´s purgatorio, finding at last in the sky his Beatrice. His message speak to us about the "Nomadism of the 21th century", and the substance of his music journeys impregnated with the 64 hexagrams of the I-Ching, with the 22 arcans of the Tarot and with the bio-cosmic mass of "Amerindia", plus the "Aché" that the Bata drums carry, that "Chango" likes so much. Shiva protects him, whiledancing the dance of life in the center of the universe, that is in each one of our hearts.With his voise, that has the chromatic variations of the deep cello of a chamber quartet, he was chosen to have the previlege, for this time, to represent with his songs the human race.
It is difficult to categorize this multi-talent into a single category. In addition to the versatile singer who is, composer, arranger, producer and studious performer of various instruments: Drums, congas, timbales, keyboards and guitar, is an all-terrain testamentary thinker whose texts reflect the items of a universal literature related to the eternal truths. In short Daniel Irigoyen is an insatiable musician and contestatario poet, whose creativity and hopes of change in the human species knows no limits.
Edgar Plata (Colombia)
Daniel Irigoyen was born in Buenos Aires where he started his musical carer as drummer, percussionist, and singer/songwriter at the end of the sixties. At that time he was one of the pioneers of "Rock Nacional", the first rock music movement worldwide using Spanish lyrics. He finally flew the military dictatorship of his country; travelling the world before settling down in Hamburg. The most important and impulse-setting element in his way of singing is rhythm. His musical repertoire extends from "Argentinian Rock", Funk, Jazz to Ethno and Latin-Fusion.
Daniel has played, recorded or shared the stage, among others with:
Gwen McCrae, Mitch Rider, Hugo Fattoruso, Don Pi, Sandro, Thomas Anders, Otmaro Ruiz, Matias Gonzalez, Joe Bataan, Quique Sinesi, Cesar Franov, Norberto "Pappo" Napolitano, Quique Alvarado, Tito Larregui, Leandro Saint Hill Montejo, Omar Rodriguez Calvo, Charly Kingson, Goetz Steeger, Volker Griepenstroh, Michael Heyer, Daniel Moreno, Dom Um Romao, Jorjao Barretto, Teo Lima, Sizao Machado, Alex Acuña, Freddie Santiago, Ismael Ivo, Marianne Rosenberg, Ken Taylor, Wolf Biermann, Ann Sexton, Gloria Scott, The Trammps, The Supremes, Leon Ware, Roachford, Max Mutzke, Omar, Steve Winwood (Support-LatinCrossings) ..
Daniel is currently working on the elaboration of new material of songs
which will be part of his next album.