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Marta Gómez

Marta Gómez started the year 2003 opening for Blues-folk artist Bonnie Raitt and grammy winner John Mayer at the Orpheum Theater in Boston and in September she participated as the special guest for Argentinean singer Mercedes Sosa. Now, the young Berklee alumni Colombian singer , comes to "El Taller" to offer a show composed entirely of orginal compositions incorporating jazz and pop elements into the folkloric roots of South America. The Boston Globe called her show "A piece of South America brought by a world-class singer full of passion".

Marta started her musical studies at the age of six in her native Colombia when she entered the Liceo Benalcazar choir, being its soloist for ten years. In 1993 Marta moved to the capital of her country to continue her musical studies at the Javeriana University and In the summer of 1999 she entered the Berklee College of Music where she received the "Best Achievement Scholarship" and the "Alex Ulanowsky" composition award before graduating magna cum laude under the Professional Music degree program. with more than 70 composed songs, She has also developed an extensive studio career recording for radio and TV for more than ten years in her native Colombia, and three years in the States.

In 2001 Marta recorded her first CD, Marta Gómez, and in her second CD, Solo es vivir, the singer and songwriter not only traverses a whole range of Colombian cumbias and bambucos, Argentine zambas, Cuban sones and Peruvian landos, but also writes the kind of melodies and refrains that translate across whatever language she is singing in. In March of 2003, Marta´s song "Paula Ausente" based on the book "Paula" by Isabel Allende, won the The SIBL Project International songwriting contest as the best song inspired by a South American book.

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