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José Ángel Hevia Velasco, known professionally as Hevia (born 1967 in Villaviciosa, Asturias), is a Spanish bagpiper - specifically, an Asturian gaita player. 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. Possibly his most recognisable composition is the 1999 piece ''Busindre Reel'', from his first album ''Tierra de Nadie''. Hevia is known for helping invent a special brand of MIDI electronic 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 of Hev... Continue Bio >>

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