José Ángel Hevia Velasco, known professionally as Hevia, is a Spaniard bagpiper – specifically, an Asturian gaita player. He commonly performs with his sister, Maria José, on drums.

Possibly his most recognisable composition is the 1999 piece Busindre Reel, from his first album Tierra de Nadie. Hevia is known for helping invent a special brand of MIDI electronic bagpipes, which he is often seen playing live, his suffering of asthma limiting his capacity to play the gaita for a whole concert. The instrument was developed with Alberto Arias (pupil and computer programmer) and the electronic technician Miguel Dopico.


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