The kings chat with young artists to learn about their projects and demands



The kings have chatted this Wednesday with four of the most relevant young Spanish artistic talents of the moment, Elvira Sastre, Leti Sala, Marwan and Defreds, to learn how they have focused their artistic facet during the coronavirus crisis and the demands of the cultural field in the short term.

The videoconference held from the king's office in the Palacio de la Zarzuela has allowed Don Felipe and Doña Letizia to learn about the concerns of the new creative generation on the Spanish cultural scene in a time of uncertainty due to the pandemic.

The kings have chosen as interlocutors Elvira Sastre, Leti Sala, Marwan and Defreds, who have as a common denominator being consolidated figures on the front line in recent months despite their youth.

For this talk, Felipe VI has opted for a more informal outfit, when dressing in America, but without a tie.

In the images distributed by the Royal House, the monarch is seen taking note in his notebook of what the young artists are saying to him.

Marwan (Madrid, 1979) is one of the most powerful independent Spanish singer-songwriters at present, although he has also had notable recognition as a poet.

Son of a Palestinian father and a Spanish mother, he was with the kings last year, when he was invited to the Literature lunch at the Royal Palace.

Elvira Sastre (Segovia, 1992) has published several poetry books and combines her literary career with translation.

In 2019, he won the Short Library Prize for his first novel, "Días sin ti", and appeared on Forbes magazine's list of "The Hundred Most Creative".

Leticia Sala (Barcelona, ​​1989) dedicates herself to the world of literature after having studied Law.

He has worked as a lyricist for artists such as Rosalía, Ana Torroja or Aitana.

Jose Ángel Gómez, known as Defreds, (Vigo, Pontevedra, 1984), began to write his texts on Twitter and in just over five years he has published eight books, with more than 50,000 copies sold.

He never imagined that after writing his texts on this social network he would be able to publish up to eight books in five years, with more than 50,000 copies sold.

The conversation with these creators joins other contacts that the kings have had in recent weeks with representatives of culture to find out how the coronavirus crisis has affected them.

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