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FOLKLORE NUEVAYORQUINO / NEW YORK FOLKLORE

Original music composed by Cristian Amigo
Cristian Amigo is a Los Angeles/New York-based acoustic and electric guitarist and composer who has produced and performed music for film, dance, theater and concerts. He has worked with master artists from America, Latin America, Asia, and Africa in both traditional and contemporary settings. As a Ph.D. candidate in ethnomusicology at UCLA, he is also a fellow at the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Cristian recently released Cristian Amigo/LA Live Sessions on BA Records, composed the music (percussion and electronics) for Mexican director Joel Juarez' film Sin Azul, and plays in Chilean folklorist Mochi Parra's ensemble.

Folklore Nuevayorquino/ New York Folklore is an original and contemporary folk/chamber music and performance that draws its inspiration and techniques from Latin American sources in the city. Folklore Nuevayorquino / New York Folklore comprises a suite of songs, instrumental compositions, and performance influenced by folkloric musicians living in the world city. Cristian mixes Latin American musical elements with his own style which is informed by world musics, improvisation, avant-jazz and electronics. Folklore Nuevayorquino/ New York Folklore is a meditation on New York life, music and identity composed by this contemporary guitarist.

Additionally, the piece will also draw from collaborations with other Latino artists: New York/Dominican performance artist Josefina Báez, master Peruvian criollo guitarist Carlos Hayre, bassist Reggie Carson, percussionists Pedro Perico Diaz and Daniel "Oseiku" Diaz, singer Mochi Parra and other special guests.
 

Underwritten by the American Composers Forum
With funds provided by the Jerome Foundation

Earlier Event: January 25
Cesar Isella and the Folk Music Revolution
Later Event: March 1
Perlimplin