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La Bohemia

El Taller Latino Americano is proud to present an evening with La Bohemia, three guitarists who represent contemporary songwriting of Mexico. David Haro, Marcial Alejandro and Rafael Mendoza create a party from their songs by singing alone and with each other. You will hear the tradition of the Mexican songs and the multiple contemporary musical and poetic influences these songs possess.

These three composers share the stage as they establish a conversation through their songs. The live performance becomes a meeting of friends, new and old, and a musical experience that is creative, spontaneous, interactive and shared by all.

David Haro was born in Jaltipan, Veracruz. His compositions have a strong influence of the music from his native land and in particular, from the coast. International awards he has received include the International Spring Festival from Trujillo, Peru and the Mexican Association of Radio and Television Producers award, "Azteca de Oro". He is also a recording artist and has been invited to the Cervantino International Festival in Guanajuato, Mexico. He has also participated in other festivals and venues including Ibero-American Festival, the National Theatre and Covarrubias Hall in Havana, Cuba, the International Festival of Human Rights in Guatemala and many other festivals throughout the world. He is currently promoting a new CD entitled "Ariles"..

Marcial Alejandro was born in Mexico City in 1955 and started to compose songs at the age of 15. He entered the National School of Music in 1973. He began to earn a living by playing the contrabass and eventually joined "La Nopalera". In 1977, he started a solo career of original compositions. He recorded "El Corrido" by Renato Leduc. In 1983, he recorded his own material on Pentagrama Records entitled "Marcial Alejandro". He has participated in the festival People Song for Peace in the Dominican Republic and at the Cervantino Festival in Guanajuato, Mexico and the OTI International Festival in Mexico and Spain. It was at the OTI Festival that he received a first place prize for his song "El Fandango Aqui". He has composed music for television, radio and film and his songs have been recorded by many singers such as Margie Bermejo, Eugenia Leon, Maru Enriquez and Japanese singer, Nobuyo Yagi, who performed in Spanish with the Japanese group Havatampa.

Born in Mexico City, Rafael Mendoza formed the duet "Mendoza y Macondo". He has participated in the Cervantino Festival and the International Festival of Mexico City. For more than 20 years, he has traveled throughout the country, participating in institutional cultural programs, independent artistic forums and on radio and television. He incorporates many musical influences into his music including bolero, blues, bossa nova, Mexican "son" and Caribbean "son". He has recorded three albums and participates in collective efforts with other musicians. Among the singers who have performed his compositions are Oscar Chavez, Amparo Ochoa, Salvador "El Negro" Ojeda, Betsy Pecanins, Eugenia Leon, among others.

The exact date of this concert is not known, but it occurred in the marked year around this time.

Earlier Event: June 22
Later Event: August 24