by Miguel Rivera

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I visited the ruins of Numantia some time ago. Remembering the story of the city really touched me and thought "Why nobody has written music about this?" That day I decided that I would compose a song called 'Numantia' to honor those people that fought for their liberty and their culture. I have tried to tell the story of that people through my music.

Numantia (Numancia in Spanish) was an ancient Celtiberian settlement, whose remains are located 7 km north of the city of Soria, on a hill known as Cerro de la Muela in the municipality of Garray.

Numantia resisted heroically against the invasion of Roman Empire from 153 BC to133 BC. That year the Roman Senate gave Scipio Aemilianus Africanus the task of destroying Numantia. He laid siege to the city, erecting a nine kilometre fence supported by towers, moats, impaling rods and so on. After 13 months of siege, the Numantians decided to burn the city and die free rather than live and be slaves.


released June 26, 2016
'Numantia' from "The Valley" Album by Miguel Rivera
Composed, arranged and performed by Miguel Rivera
Mixed and Mastered by Bori Alarcón in Estudios Montepríncipe, Madrid (Spain)

One Guitar No overdubs or loops.

Played with a Larson Bros. Prairie State OM2 Model Guitar




Miguel Rivera Madrid De Los Trillos, Spain

Miguel Rivera is a Spanish acoustic guitar player.
On June 22 2015 he set the internet ablaze with his acoustic guitar performance of Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat it’. He played 3 parts of the song simultaneously, the riff of the song, the vocals and the percussion part, attracting the attention all over the world.
‘Guitar World’ magazine, ‘Guitar Player’ wrote about the Rivera's rendition.
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