Some news and events


October, 7 / 2018 – First contest of Chotis – Parish “La Paloma” (Madrid)

MARI PEPA acted in the first Chotis contest, organized by the parish of La Paloma de Madrid, which was a success. A lot of participation, a lot of public and a great authentic atmosphere.

Two prizes were awarded: The first to Alfonsa Carnero and Francisco Bravo and the second to Carmen Cachadiña and David López.

MARI PEPA thanked the parish for its support and dissemination of traditional music.


August, 15 / 2018 – Last Salve of the parties of La Paloma, in the Plaza de la Paja (Madrid).

Mari Pepa closed the festivities of La Paloma, singing the Salve before the painting of the Virgin, thanking the public for their assistance in supporting this event every night.


August, 15 / 2018 – It delivers song ” Heroes of Madrid ” to the Fire Brigade.

MARI PEPA presented the song “Héroes de Madrid” to the Madrid Fire Department, of which she is the author of lyrics and music, composed as a tribute to the Fire Department.

MARI PEPA received a plaque with the thanks of the Fire Department for her work.

Link see video song “Heroes of Madrid”:


August, 15 / 2018 – Salve in the Temple

In the temple, as in previous years, MARI PEPA sang the salve before the Virgin of La Paloma, before leaving to process.

(The Telemadrid television network broadcast live).

See video by clicking on this link:

Photo: Esther Martínez


August, 15 / 2018 – Singing at Mayor Mass

During the main Mass, celebrated in the Church of La Paloma, in Madrid, presided over by Cardinal Carlos Osoro, MARI PEPA sang the “Padre Nuestro”; new musical composition of which she is an author.

(The Telemadrid television network broadcast live).

See video by clicking on this link:


August,14 / 2018 – Tribute to Mari Pepa de Chamberí

MARI PEPA has been 30 years dedicated to the music of Madrid and for that reason, on August 14, the Association Castiza “De Madrid al Cielo” made a tribute and delivery of a commemorative plaque.

At the end of the act of homage, MARI PEPA sang a capella a fragment of the song “DE MADRID AL CIELO” and thanked them for the tribute and their work of diffusion of the traditional music.

Link to see video fragment of the event:

At 12 o’clock at night, MARI PEPA went to Plaza de la Paja on time, to sing La Salve before the painting of the Virgin of La Paloma, which is exhibited there every year by the castiza group “El Orgullo de Madrid”.


August, 13 / 2018 – Congregation “Virgen de la Paloma”

MARI PEPA joined the Congregation of the Virgin of La Paloma and was awarded the medal.

At 12 o’clock at night, in the Plaza de la Paja, MARI PEPA sang one more day to save her before the image of the Virgin of La Paloma.



August, 13 / 2018 – Interview at RADIO SOL XXI (Madrid)

With reasons for the concerts and events in which MARI PEPA will perform, Víctor Alfaro from RADIOSOL XXI gave him an intimate interview.

In this link you can listen to it.


August / 2018 – “Day of LOS CASTIZOS”  in the La Paloma’s Church

MARI PEPA was present in the day of ” Los Castizos ” at the Parish of La Paloma, where he sang in the mass for the first time the singings “Padrenuestro” and “Dios te salve, Maria “, from his authorship. Later it gave I begin the celebration of the díaen the court of the parish and MARI PEPA opened the act singing to capella a chotis and he was grateful to the pure groups for his great work and dedication to spread and to support the traditions of Madrid and asked them to continue with this great work.

At 12 o’clock in the evening MARI PEPA sang the Salve to the Virgin of la Paloma in the Plaza de la Paja.


August / 2018 – Plaza de Las Vistillas y Plaza de la Paja

Mari Pepa started the Feast of the Dove in the Plaza de Las Vistillas, with a concert full of audience, creating a friendly and fun environment that was very successful.

Mari Pepa at the end, thanked the audience for their attendance, their enthusiasm and participation and asked him to maintain the traditional traditions.

At 12 o’clock at night, MARI PEPA was singing the Salve in the Plaza de la Paja in Madrid, before the canvas of the Virgin of the Dove, which the Castiza group “The Pride of Madrid” exhibits every year to be venerated.

Much public, fervor, many candles and a great silence.


July, 25 / 2018 – Congregation of Santiago

Emotional moments lived by MARI PEPA in the parish of Santiago in Madrid, when the medal of the Congregation of Santiago was imposed. Then he sang the hymn to the “Peregrino de Santiago” of his authorship.


June, 11 / 2018 – Concert “30 years with Mari Pepa” – Galileo Galilei’s Music Room (Madrid)

The concert was endearing and of great artistic quality, which made the large audience that attended gave themselves thoroughly and applauded with great enthusiasm.

The presentation was made by Nieves Martínez and Fernando Mairata.

Mari Pepa came out on stage wearing a poncho and told the audience that her beginnings were with Latin American music with the name of “Los Iguazú” and to remember it, she played a Paraguayan polka called “El pájaro chogüi, followed by the themes” Si se the singer is silent “,” El arriero “,” Alfonsina and the sea and others of that style that pleased the public very much.

The intervention of Jesús Márquez and Cristina García dancing a chotís with great mastery, gave way to the traditional music

MARI PEPA interpreted Madrilenian popular songs and subjects of its authorship, to the rhythm of chotis, pasodoble, cuplé, pasacalle, etc., Songs like “Los nardos”, “La violetera”, and a series of cuplés and happy songs that were chanted by the public. He also interpreted his composition “Peregrino de Santiago”, dedicated to a representation of the collective of the Order of the Viera present in the room, which created another great moment.

At the end of the show and after a long applause with the audience standing, MARI PEPA received a bouquet of flowers from her fan club and the affectionate greeting of the writer and poet Juan Sánchez Alonso.

A memorable night to celebrate

 the 30 years that MARI PEPA has been dedicated to the music of Madrid.


May, 15 / 2018 – Festivities of San Isidro: Jardines de Las Vistillas

Fantastic concert and fantastic public the one of the square of the Vistillas the day of San Isidro, in Madrid.

Mari Pepa one more year was very successful.

Accompanied on the piano by Miguel Tubía, he offered his show full of the most popular songs of the Madrid songbook and did not miss the chotis “bollitos de leche” (composed by Mari Pepa and Gloria Fuertes). The audience participated singing with Mari Pepa.

Jesus Márquez and Cristina Garcia, made a beautiful display of chotis and showed their beautiful work sowing traditions, with the performance of Lucia and Jesus Jr. -his children 9 and 7 years old-, dancing chotis.

(Photos: Manuel Seixas)


May, 15 / 2018 – Singing to San Isidro in the meadow (Madrid)

This year again Mari Pepa offered her song to San Isidro, patron of  Madrid.

He did it in the prairie of San Isidro, in the place where the mass was celebrated, minutes before the act began.

The song was choreographed by the audience in a very emotional festive atmosphere.

Mari Pepa entrevistada en directo por la Cadena Ser


May / 2018 – Interview in “Chamberí 30 días”

Click on the image to make it bigger and read the entire interview.


May, 10 / 2018 – Contest of Chotis “OLGA RAMOS”

An authentic act for everything, the final of the “Olga Ramos” chotis Competition of the Community of Madrid and some well-deserved prizes. A wonderful and dedicated audience that has made me feel very, very comfortable. Congratulations to the winners!


May, 4 / 2018 – Presentation of the San Isidro festivities

In the Rosaleda del Parque del Oeste, at the presentation ceremony of the San Isidro Festival 2018.

Some images of the act with the Mayor of Madrid, the president of the Federation of Traditional Groups of Madrid and friends of castizas groups, who do so much to maintain the traditions of Madrid.
My love and respect for them.


15 / Febrero / 2018 – Boadilla del Monte (Madrid)

A very endearing act in which, Ballesol delivered to the Aladina Foundation, funds raised to fight against childhood cancer.

          MARI PEPA interviewed by Telemadrid TV


February, 11 / 2018 – “VIVIRÉ” Buero Vallejo Theater (Alcorcón)

The Solidarity Festival Homage to Rosa María Lobo was a resounding success. A very emotional concert that filled the Buero Vallejo theater full of joy and emotions, overflowing with the public.


December, 17 / 2017 – Concert Tribute to Gloria Fuertes

Mari Pepa will perform on December 17th at 7:00 p.m. at the Buenavista Cultural Center in Madrid, with her show Homage to the poet Gloria Fuertes in her Centennial.

A fantastic afternoon on Sunday the 17th at C. Cultural Buenavista, with Mari Pepa de Chamberí, during the show tribute to Gloria Fuertes.

We were able to listen to some of the songs that they composed together, watch videos of Gloria with Mari Pepa and listen to the voice of the poet at various moments of the show.

Mari Pepa recited some poems by Gloria Fuertes and also offered us the typical songs from Madrid, the carol “Gloria al Crío” composed by both authors and we sang together a capella a popular Christmas carol. A great public and a very endearing afternoon.


August, 15 / 2017 – Day of the Virgin de La Paloma – Church

On the day of the Virgin of the Dove, Mari Pepa sang to the patron saint of Madrid the Salve in the temple before leaving to process, and accompanied her during the procession.



August, 14 / 2017 – Concert in the Plaza de la Paja

Mari Pepa performed in the Plaza de la Paja for all the castizos and other presents that celebrated the feast of the Virgen de la Paloma.


August,12 / 2017 – Church of La Paloma

Mari Pepa attended the celebration of the day of “the castizos” in the church of La Paloma, singing the salve to the Virgin and some songs to the assistants in the courtyard of the parish.


August,11 to 15 / 2017 – Fiestas de la Virgen de la Paloma

Mari Pepa sang the Salve to the Virgin of the Dove in the Plaza de la Paja



July, 21 / 2017 – Presentation of the “PEREGRINO DE SANTIAGO” at LUAR (TVG) Galician Television

MARI PEPA presented the song “PEREGRINO DE SANTIAGO” on the TV of Galicia, on the LUAR program, with the help of Xosé Ramón Gayoso and Jose Luis Blanco, with an intimate interview and interpretation of the theme of its authorship. A song with Galician airs and rhythms dedicated to Santiago Apóstol and to the pilgrims.

It was accompanied by a string orchestra, a ballet and a group with traditional Galician instruments.

The public participated with joy in the song with palmas and dances and El Correo Gallego in its Sunday edition published an extensive and endearing commentary on the back cover.

You can see the video here:

Letter and musical score of “PEREGRINO DE SANTIAGO”:



July, 19 / 2017 – Summer courses (El Escorial) in honor to Gloria Fuertes

17-21 July in El Escorial summer courses U.C.M. dedicated to the poet Gloria Fuertes in its centenary.
Mari Pepa will speak April 19 and will perform the songs he composed with texts by Gloria Fuertes.


July, 14 / 2017 – Concert in Tres Cantos (Madrid)

Mari Pepa offered his show “La Magia del Cuplé” in Tres Cantos.
A great public, who enjoyed and participated during the whole concert.


July, 13 / 2017 – The day of Galicia in Madrid

Mari Pepa de Chamberí acted in the event convened by the delegation of the Xunta de Galicia in Madrid, on the occasion of the day of Galicia, presided over by the Director of the Royal Spanish Academy and the 2nd President of the Xunta de Galicia.

To the personalities that had been awarded for his work and a numerous audience, Mari Pepa performed the song of his “Peregrino de Santiago” and finished singing in Galician the popular theme “A Rianxeira”, with great success.


May, 15 / 2017 – Patron Saint festivities of San Isidro

One year more MARI PEPA has been present in the programming of the Festival of the Patron of Madrid, in the Plaza of Vistillas. This time with a different program, but no less authentic.

“DE MADRID A LA GLORIA” is a show that MARI PEPA has dedicated to the great poet GLORIA FUERTES in the centenary of his birth. Compositions of glory and Mari Pepa, issues with the voice of the poet, poems, videos and traditional songs, dedicated to the great traditional poet of Lavapies. A success.

Miguel Tubia, accompanied Mari Pepa at the piano. The Marquez family made a beautiful display of chotis and pasodobles, presenting to the youngest children who danced beautifully.


May, 15 / 2017

In the place of the celebration of the mass of the meadow of San Isidro, presided over by the cardinal Archbishop of Madrid, D. Carlos Osoro, Mari Pepa sang to the patron of Madrid song “Isidro el Patrón”.


May, 14 / 2017

The exposure of the centenary of Gloria Fuertes, of the Centro Cultural Fernando Fernán Gómez in Madrid, ended and a reading of his poems day took place.
Image: Mari Pepa reading a poem by Gloria Fuertes.


May, 6 / 2017

Mari Pepa de Chamberí officiated as a bride in the ceremony of the blessing of the water of the source of San Isidro in the Hermitage. He directed a few words to the audience and sang a few songs to the Patron Saint.

An endearing, memorable and emotional Act.


Mari Pepa con Don Manuel Gullón y de Oñate

Singing “PADRENUESTRO” to San Isidro

Reading to the Patron Saint

Gift of flowers


May, 3 / 2017

Mari Pepa attended the presentation ceremony of the Fiestas de San Isidro, in the rose garden of Madrid.

May 15 to 20 h. Mari Pepa will perform in plaza de Las Vistillas, with the show “DE MADRID A LA GLORIA” a tribute to Gloria Fuertes at its centenary

Some pictures of the event:


April, 17 / 2017

Mari Pepa de Chamberí brings out a new album in homage to Gloria Fuertes, on the occasion of the centenary of the great poet. You can acquire it physically in the Exhibition of the life and work of Gloria Fuertes of the Cultural Center Fernán Gómez of Madrid and also in this web in the Online Shop section.

Limited units !! Also available on digital platforms: iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, etc…


March, 13 / 2017

In the Ateneo’s Theater of Madrid, inaugural commemoration of the Centennial birth of Gloria Fuertes.

Images: Mari Pepa with Paloma Porpetta (President Fundación Gloria Fuertes) and Ismael Peña (singer-songwriter).


March, 12 / 2017

Mari Pepa de Chamberí on the 50th anniversary of The Order of Vieira, in Madrid.

Publication: El Correo Gallego
Photos: Manuel Seixas


February, 28 / 2017

A great nigth in Galileo Galilei’s Music Bar, during the concert of Mari Pepa with his show “Cruzar el charco ”

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