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FORMERS & PERFORMERS presents "Como Los Viejos Tiempos" featuring Abram Alberto & Alexandra Castaño

Como Los Viejos Tiempos", featuring guitarist Abram Alberto and vocalist Alexandra Castaño, presenting a beautiful collection of boleros and folkloric songs about love from Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, Puerto Rico. From the popular "Sabor a Mi", "Vereda Tropical" and "Flor de Azalea" and hidden gems like "Besame Morenita" and "Amor Se Escribe con Llanto".   ABOUT ALEXANDRA CASTAÑO & ABRAM ALBERTO  While studying Communications and Journalism at the Universidad Pontificia Boliviriana in Medellin, Alexandra decided to join the choir Ensemble Vocal UPB, where she followed her childhood passion for music.   In Ensemble Vocal, she had the opportunity to participate in many choral festivals throughout the world in Europe (Pais Vasco and Cataluña in Spain), Paris, France and Argentina. She continued her vocal training in the Opera program of the Universidad Antioquia, where she studied for two years. During this time, she performed as part a renaissance music duo with Colombian guitarist, Donaldo Diez. Alexandra moved to the United States in 2005 to pursue a career in journalism and follow her passion for music. Under the study of accordionist Guillermo Vaismann (Choral Director of the Choir of the United Nations) and guitarist Abram Alberto, Alexandra has developed a beautiful repertoire of tangos, boleros and other popular songs.   Abram Alberto (a.k.a. "El Llanero") is a Venezuelan singer, guitarist and cuatro player. Though much of his repertoire features traditional boleros and folkloric music from the Venezuelan llanos, Abram has also taken the works of famous Latin American writers such as Pablo Neruda and Luis Llorens Torres and set them to his own original compositions.   Abram was also featured as part of El Taller's 2007 Famosos Desconocidos concert series, supported by the New York State Music Fund. The series presented the works of famous but hidden talents of New York based musicians including Dan Zanes, Marta Gomez and David Soldier. In 2010, Bernardo Palombo and El Taller produced Abram Alberto's first album entitled Luna y Lucero   Formers and Performers is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.