Eugenia was born in Rüdersdorf,Germany daughter of Chilean folklorists.
In Santiago, Chile she graduated in popular singing from the SCD (Uarsis) and at Barcelona she studied guitar and jazz singing at the popular conservatory of Badalona.
In Chile she was part of the bands:
Gondwana, Mammasoul, Azulados, Los Tetas, Weichafe, AdondeBand, Kenya & la Kayan and Kal, among others.
Whit whom she recorded:
AdondeBand: CD Desatados-Alerce( 1994) “Busco” and “Sacude mi cuerpo” (two songs of her authorship)
Los Tetas: chorus en el CD “La medicina” (1997)
Gondwana: chorus en el CD “Gondwana” (1998)
Weichafe: guest in the theme “Años de asalto” in the CD “Harto de todo" (2006)
She received the following acknowledgements:
She wan the Crush festival -Santiago Final (1993)
She wan the folk festival of la Pampilla with the band Kal with the song Pehuenches (Agustin Moncada) 1998
In the year 2000 she migrated to Barcelona, where she took part in the bands:
Clave latina, Transilvania, Melody & Show
She also created the Trio Alborada Jazz Trío ,oas well as the Brazilian music/boleros duet Quena y Danilo.
She founded and integrated the original music band Rahra Avis with Andrés Santana in the year 2008.
In the year 2011 she returned to Berlin with this project, in which she remains active till this date.
In parallel she has worked with the following bands:
Quena y los del sur: interpretation of the chilean and latin american classical folk music composers, with whom she appears in public and private events and cultural activities.
She also recorded the CD Lullabies from around the World with Heart tones. She interpreted the lullaby song "Tu mi Mariposa" composed by P. v Rothkirch y E. Tapia. 2011
Guitarist / composer / arranger / producer
Santiago de Chile
Andrés was born in Santiago de Chile.
He studied classic guitar at Escuela Moderna and electric guitar at SCD .
He lived in Chile until 2001 where he joined several bands including:
In aggression: his first metal band, with whom recorded the EP “An extensive aberration” (1989).
La pozze latina: Chilean hip-hop legend.
Borde: environmental style band with minimalist voices.
Stultiferae Navis/Sonora Navis/Nave: experimental rock band with whom he recorded the CD “?” (2000).
In the year 2001 he migrated to Barcelona, where he worked with musicians from around the world, forming part of several bands:
TRO: metal-in-opposition style band with whom he recorded the album “Tro metal”(2003).
Matadero de emociones: psicodelic-mediterranean band.
Carácter: experimental and improvisational band on real time, recorded the album "Character" (2003) in the Rec Studios (Gracia, Barcelona).
In 2005 Andrés started a new phase, studying and working with electronic music, and linking it with acoustic music.
He created his individual project called Electromagnetosónico and performed the EP "HELLO!" (2009).
In 2008 he joined Eugenia Tapia to create "Rahra Avis" and recorded the EP "Rahra Avis in terra"
With this project he migrated to Berlin at the end of year 2010, where he continues his musical creation.
In Berlin, he worked with famed German harpist Simonetta Ginelli mixing electronic and classical music, making arrangements of classic songs and original songs, and playing in big events like Postbahnhoff, Gala Press (2011), Berlin AIDS Gala, etc.
Rahra Avis Technical information
Eugenia Tapia (Berlin-Rüdersdorf,Germany): voices, keyboards and composition.
Andrés Santana (Santiago, Chile): composition, guitars, and production.
Muse, Sade, Bowie, Bjork, Portishead, Zappa, Eno, Bowie, ojos de brujo and a big etc.
Shows in Berlin (2011-2014):
Tacheles (Golden Hall), Chester, ZMF, Acud, Joe’s Bar, FreudeZimmer, Fabisch- Circus Hotel, Branderburger Tor, Madame Claude, Open Stage Berlin, Music Tech Festival, Art Stalker and in the streaming Bogotrax.
Live presentations include:
Ableton Live, electric guitars, midi controllers and keys.
The lyrics are mainly in Spanish, but some songs also include English and German.