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Alejandro Florez & Tibagui: Malandanza

Read "Malandanza" reviewed by Lawrence Peryer

Alejandro Florez's Tibagui exists to explore and expand upon the Andean music of the guitarist's native Colombia. Neither cumbia nor chichi, Florez's quartet use traditional folk melodies as starting points for very modern, sophisticated and engaging improvisations. The musical tradition Tibagui springs from is primarily string-based, typically a trio including the Latin bandola ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Alejandro Florez

Read "Take Five With Alejandro Florez" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Alejandro Florez:Guitarist Alejandro Florez earned a Master's degree in Jazz Performance and Composition from the University of North Texas before moving to NYC. He now performs in various jazz and Colombian bands, and works as a composer/arranger, session player and educator. Alejandro's current projects include “Tibagui," which performs his original music; the Alejandro ...

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Music of the Americas: Live at Americas Society

Read "Music of the Americas: Live at Americas Society" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

Guitar in the Americas Americas Society New York, NY July 7, 2009 The Mannes Guitar Summit kicked off in early July with a presentation of artists of diverse backgrounds and formations, ranging from classical music to tango, with some folk in between at the Upper East Side's Americas ...


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