The recent announcement has resonated in the Spanish music scene: Jara Pol, the talented singer from Jerez, has emerged as the winner of the VIII edition of the Ribera Talent Contest, a prestigious contest that year after year is convened by the Ribera Designation of Origin Regulatory Council del Duero and the Sonorama Ribera music festival. Jara’s brilliant victory not only recognizes her prodigious talent, but also includes her on the coveted line-up for the XXVI edition of the Sonorama Ribera festival.
This year, the competition has been fierce. The amount of emerging talent was impressive, with 300 bands and artists from all over the country entering the contest, demonstrating the rich diversity and vitality of the Spanish music scene. The range of musical styles and genres was wide and varied, and the level of competition extremely high.
The jury, made up of representatives of the festival, members of the Ribera del Duero Denomination of Origin and representatives of Mondo Sonoro, had the difficult task of selecting the winner from this vast and rich palette of talent. Finally, Jara Pol was selected for her freshness, simplicity, sensuality and elegance, characteristics that perfectly define her musical project. Her originality and authenticity have left an indelible mark on the jury.
By obtaining this award, Jara has secured a place on the poster of the Sonorama Ribera festival that will be held from August 9 to 13. This event is one of the most prominent music festivals in Spain, attracting more than 140,000 people annually. This achievement represents a qualitative leap in the career of the singer from Jerez, who will share the bill with established artists such as Vetusta Morla, Amaral, Viva Suecia or Trueno.
It is important to note that among this year’s participants, the Valencian band Bernal has taken second place in the contest, demonstrating once again that in Talento Ribera, music and talent are the undisputed protagonists.
The contest has proven to be a launching pad for numerous emerging artists. In previous editions, it has revealed and promoted talents such as Claudia Halley, Lux Naturans, Staytons, Modesty Blaise, Fizzy Soup, Bye Bye Lullaby and Parker!, confirming its role as an incubator for new musical talent.
In short, this award is a milestone in Jara Pol’s career, proof of his talent and recognition of his dedication. We are looking forward to seeing her performance at Sonorama Ribera and following her musical career in the future.