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Sofia Rei

Sofia Rei is considered one of the most passionate, and inventive musicians on the current New York music scene. Her music explores connections between the various traditions of South American folklore, jazz, flamenco and electronic sounds. She has collaborated with artists such as John Zorn (currently with Mycale and the Song Project), Maria Schneider, Bobby McFerrin, Mike Patton, Jesse Harris, the Klezmatics, Myra Melford, Pedrito Martinez, Lionel Loueke, Guillermo Klein and Geoffrey Keezer (with whom she has earned a Grammy Nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album of 2009). Her latest album, De Tierra Y Oro ("Of Earth and Gold") has received two independent Music Awards in the World Beat category for Best Album and Best Song in 2013 and has been featured on CNN, NPR's Tiny Desk, WNYC's Soundcheck, The New York Times and many more

Album

ONA

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: ONA; The Resistance; Pachamama; Set Free; You Taught Me; Teardrop; Cassandra; He Said She Said; Animal Instinct; Everybody Wants to Rule the World.

Article: Album Review

Manuel Valera New Cuban Express Big Band: José Martí En Nueva York

Read "José Martí  En Nueva York" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Chi segue i protagonisti contemporanei del cosiddetto latin jazz conosce bene Manuel Valera. Nel 1995 il pianista ha lasciato la natia Havana per trasferirsi negli Stati Uniti, prima a Miami e poi a New York dove ha studiato alla New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Dal 2004 s'è progressivamente imposto come una figura artistica di ...

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Article: New York @ Night

BRIC JazzFest 2016

Read "BRIC JazzFest 2016" reviewed by Peter Jurew


BRIC JazzFest BRIC House Brooklyn, NY October 8-15, 2016 After a successful debut in 2015, the BRIC JazzFest returned to the BRIC House in downtown Brooklyn, New York, this year with two nights of jazz-related films and a music “marathon" of twenty-seven acts spread evenly over three nights. ...

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Article: Live Review

Moers Festival: Moers, Germany, May 17-20, 2013

Read "Moers Festival: Moers, Germany, May 17-20, 2013" reviewed by Henning Bolte


Moers Festival 2013Moers, GermanyMay 17-19, 2013The internationally renowned Moers Festival again arrived at a turning point, with its 42nd edition. It was the last edition with the famous blue marquee in the vast Castle-park of the city of Moers. Next year, the festival will continue in a reconstructed solid hall, an old covered ...

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News: Recording

Sofia Rei Koutsovitis Releases "Sube Azul" January 12

Sofia Rei Koutsovitis Releases "Sube Azul" January 12

Vocalist Sofia Rei Koutsovitis Releases Sube Azul (World Village/Harmonia Mundi) on January 12, 2009 CD RELEASE PARTY - January 7, [email protected] DROM, NYC “As the Argentine singer Sofa Rei Koutsovitis led her multinational band,(...) the passion and clarity with which she assayed a tricky mix of South American rhythms and jazz-inflected harmonies made clear why she ...


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