Tag: Saponegro Records

Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet: Social Distancing

“Social distancing” became the buzz-words of our world for more than a year and a half between...

Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet: Diablo en Brooklyn

Ever since the formation of his now long standing sextet, Gabriel Alegría has used his well-drilled cohort...

Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet: 10

A decade ago Gabriel Alegría called upon his drummer-friend, Hugo Alcázar, to make a record where the...

Laura Andrea Leguía: Saxofón Criollo

It is entirely within the realm of possibility that, eyes shut; the soprano saxophone of Laura Andrea...

Chilcano – Madera Corazón (Saponegro Records 2011)

Trumpeter Gabriel Alegría’s first album to attract attention was the sensational Nuevo Mundo, which featured his seminal sextet, an ensemble that included one of the greatest living Peruvian musical masters, Freddy “Huevito” Lobaton, a percussionist whose genius is every bit the equal to that other great Latin American, Nana Vasconscelos of Brazil. The personnel in that ensemble—with a change of bassist—produced another startling album, Pucusana [...]

Yuri Juarez: Afroperuano

It may not happen from the first note, but soon the music on Afroperuano begins to magically...

Gabriel Alegria: Nuevo Mundo

Every once in awhile there comes a musician who, when playing his or her chosen instrument, seems...

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