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Tomás Lozano is a singer, musician, scholar and writer, born in Barcelona, Spain, from Andalusian parents. Lozano’s music incarnates his mix of cultural roots; he is the flavor itself of a bitter-sweet heritage, a history of conquest and resistance masterfully expressed through his smooth voice, the vibrant fingerwork on his guitar and the soothing droning of his hurdy-gurdy. Lozano began as a self taught musician, performing Catalan folk music in Barcelona as a young teenager with the ensemble, Els Trobadors del Vallès. Later he proceeded to tour Europe, playing folk, traditional and medieval music at festivals in Switzerland, southern France, Germany, northern Italy, etc., at which time his career as singer, musician and performer took off to new heights. Then, in 1993, through a sponsorship by the Spanish Ministry of Exterior Affairs, Lozano toured Canada and the United States with the theater troupe Bufons. Lozano has since made the United States his home base, performing solo and with a number of other musicians across the country. He established and directed Crisol Bufons—an internationally recognized New Mexico-based non-profit organization that provided cultural and pedagogical performances across the U.S. largely to underprivileged communities. Other like organizations that he directed and helped create are Hey, Mozart! New Mexico. Together with his wife, Rima Montoya, Lozano started Crisol Luz, an ensemble of medieval, renaissance, Sephardic, and traditional Spanish music. When Crisol Luz fused with Juan Wijngaard and Sharon Berman, they became Viva la Pepa. Presently, Lozano is a permanent member of Viva la Pepa and Trio Lococó. Besides performing, he lectures at colleges and universities across the country and makes musical instruments in his spare time.