Veronica Codesal, lead singer of Urban Trad, will release her first album with the band Camaxe. The album called Imaxes is a musical meeting of sounds from Gallicia, Brittany and Flanders and will be released by the end of January.
Camaxe was founded in Brussels by Miguel Allo, a Gallician immigrant in Belgium. Camaxe consists of some Belgian musicians with a passion for Gallician music, including Veronica Codesal who has Gallician roots as well. Camaxe will release its first album called Imaxes. The album will be presented on 28th January in Brussels and will be available in the music stores by then.
Camaxe is only one of the projects in which Veronica Codesal is involved. Besides being the lead singer of Camaxe, she founded the band Ialma and still sings with Urban Trad, the runner-up of the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Sanomi.
Veronica Codesal was given the job to sing the lead vocals of Sanomi after the Walloon Minister of Culture, tipped by the Belgian State Security, forbade the initial Flemish lead singer Soetkin Collier to perform in Riga. Soetkin Collier was unjustly accused of having an extreme right-winged past and was called a threat to the Belgian state and its democracy.
Nowadays, Soetkin Collier and Veronica Codesal (pictured right) still see for the lead vocals of Urban Trad. Marie Sophie Talbot (pictured left) has left the group.