Afro Peruvian Jazz Pioneer and new latin trends
A sophisticated jazz and contemporary world singer from Peru? -Yes, Peru. In
the last 100
jazz has spread to every section of the globe, bringing forth fine Latin jazz
York, Cuba and Brazil. And if you haven't already heard about her, Corina Bartra
Corina was the first vocalist to blend Afro Peruvian and criolla music & Jazz. She
subtle and exciting instrumental textures in her compositions and her
extensive intros, interludes, and solos filled with inventive rhythms and beautiful
also guides her musicians to do so. With this approach, she adds an
unique & historic projects. Corina Bartra has degrees in jazz percussion from
and a Master in vocal performance. Like so many jazz masters before her,
in the New York area (when she is not in Peru) where she not only plays but can
of all those artists who came before her, building the international sound of jazz
to what it
today. And making her award - Corina was the recipient of the prestigious
the Arts award in 2008. Her vocal winner Bambu Sun stand apart from the
frequent airplay nationwide and topped the charts in some radio stations. She
also got ear
Europe and Peru were she is an influential artist. In her new BAMBU SUN she
into the Afro Peruvian sonorities and other Latin undercurrents. She has
fusion of jazz and afro Latin music with her releases: CORINA BARTRA
Son Zumbon, and Travelog, when for the first time one could hear the
incorporation of the
(Peruvian percussive box) and the festejo groove blended with jazz. Her CIELO
SANDUNGUERO CD pioneered big band ideas and her recent CHABUCA GRANDA
an awesome expansion of her visionary project. She has also recorded an
instrumental CD: Uniting Beats ( Ritmos que Unen) with her: Afro Peruvian New
Trends Orchestra, featuring Afro Peruvian Jazz tracks and some beautiful Pan
American titles. Her lates CD: Takunde with her septet is magnetically charge
with enthusiasm, great artistry and performances by an exiting group of
My Jazz Story
I love jazz because..it has wonderful scales, harmonies and possibilities of various expressions.
I was first exposed to jazz...by my grand pa.
I met [musician name]...
The best show I ever attended was..Miles Davies at Birdland.
The first jazz record I bought was...Sara Vaughan " How long has this been going on"
My advice to new listeners...Dont be opinionated or limited by conditioning but remain open minded and receptive.
Or whatever else you have in mind.