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Lucia Pulido

Lucia Pulido is a Colombian singer with one of the richest voices on the international Latin American musical scene today. She has mined the musical traditions of her native Colombia and other Latin American countries in an ongoing search for a distinct, experimental style, and has participated in various projects, ranging from traditional Colombian music to jazz and “Nueva Cancion” (New Song). Traditional genres such as cumbia and bullerengue from the Colombian Caribbean, currulaos from the Pacific Coast as well as joropos of the Colombian Eastern Plains are the point of departure for musical creativity. Lucia's vocal sophistication is enhanced in genres such as herding songs (cantos de vaqueria), funeral laments (alabaos) and harvest chants (cantos de zafra) which give the singer the liberty to explore her voice fully.

She was part of the duo “Ivan y Lucia” for more than ten years with the singer and songwriter Iván Benavides, with whom she recorded three L.P.'s between 1986-1991, touring in Europe and Latin America.

Lucia's musical compass after her arrival in New York in 1994 has been focused on an experimental approach to traditional Colombian rhythms and songs. In 1995 she recorded her first solo CD Lucia with the Colombian recording company Sonolux, distributed in the USA by Sony. She has been invited to sing and record with different jazz musicians such as Ed Simon, Dave Binney, and Erik Friedlander. In the United States, Lucia has promoted her music in private theaters, universities, and in well known venues of the New York City area (Joe's Pub, Lincoln Center Out Doors, Queens Theatre in the Park, Knitting Factory, Roulette, among others). She has participated in several festivals in the city as well. She received a grant for New York City resident artists in 2000 from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Foundation LMCC and from May to July of 2007 she was an Artist In Residence in Krems, Austria.

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Dolor de Ausencia

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Magos Herrera
voice / vocals
bass, electric
Los Lobos

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