Gabriel Alegría Afro-peruvian Sextet at Music Mountain
Felicia Velasco uploaded this event on August 13, 2018
Sat, September 1, 2018
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The Afro-Peruvian Sextet was established in 2005. The ensemble’s insistently inventive program of traditional Afro-Peruvian music transformed by Peruvian trumpeter Gabriel Alegría’s highly personal synthesis of folkloric Afro-Peruvian rhythms, jazz, and other musical strains has led to a signature accomplishment: developing the band’s patented blend of deep scholarship and playfulness into a touring experience that conveys a vast knowledge of the music and, perhaps more importantly, transmits black music from coastal Perú as a way of life to its audiences. Each member of the Sextet is not only a master musician but also a dedicated and experienced educator...