with guest artists Sofia Tosello & Juancho Herrera
Presented in Association with El Colectivo Sur
Argentine vocalist, songwriter and arranger Sofia Rei combines in her music stylistic codes drawn from multiple sources, ranging from South American folkloric styles to jazz, contemporary music and electronic sounds. Building on the success of her second release Sube Azul (World Village-Harmonia Mundi), Sofia returns with the spellbinding De Tierra y Oro (of earth and gold), described as a series of “philosophical wanderings”. The album received two independent Music Awards in the World Beat category for Best Album and Best Song in 2013. Her work as a leader and as part of projects of John Zorn, Maria Schneider, Bobby McFerrin, Frank London, Myra Melford and others has taken her all around the world and earned her critical acclaim. She continues to set herself apart with a bold new vision in the global music scene.
"As the Argentine singer Sofía Rei 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 has been embraced by New York City audiences from Carnegie Hall to the hippest downtown haunts."
-The New York Times
"Deep passion and a full spectrum of emotions." -Downbeat Magazine
"a fascinating sound." -World Music Central
With their three voices and instruments – guitar, piano, and percussion – the Aca Seca Trio has found the heart of South America in the sublime possibilities of its popular music. In songs written by their own Juan Quintero and esteemed composers from Uruguay, Brazil, and their native Argentina, the trio’s vocals blend and glide over Latin rhythms to create a thoroughly modern sonority that echoes the spirit of their continent’s rich heritage. This will be the trio's North American debut.
“... they amaze with their freshness and folkloric freedom, vocal and instrumental arrangements and good taste in improvisation.” - La Nación (Argentina)
“... one of the most original projects in current folklore.” - Clarín (Buenos Aires)
Juan Quintero: acoustic guitar and voice
Andrés Beeuwsaert: piano and voice
Mariano Cantero: percussion and voice