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Afro Peruvian Night by Juan Medrano(Cotito), Santiago Hernandez & Eric Kurimski$15
Afro Peruvian Night by Juan Medrano(Cotito), Santiago Hernandez & Eric Kurimski at Terraza 7 on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 at 9:00 pm.
$15 cover charge for mezzanine. FREE admission for CHILDREN 12 and under.
Juan Medrano(Cotito) / Cajon; Voice.
Eric Kurimski / Guitar.
Santiago Hernandez / Cajon; Voice.
Juan Medrano Cotito is the internationally renowned Afro-Peruvian musician and ambassador of the cajón. During his time with Susana Baca’s group, they won a Latin Grammy which propelled Afro-Peruvian music to the world music stage. His work with the Grammy-nominated band Novalima, which mixes Afro-Peruvian music with electronic music, has broken new ground and raised awareness of Peruvian music in even wider circles. In Peru, he has been awarded the Meritorious Figure of Peruvian Culture award by the Peruvian government and he has been cultivating communities of Afro-Peruvian music at home and abroad.
Eric Kurimski is New York’s most sought-after guitarist for Afro Peruvian music and a favorite at Terraza 7. In 2002, after years of studying and performing Jazz, he began intense research of Afro Peruvian rhythms with the esteemed guitarist, the maestro Carlos Hayre (Carlos has influenced and modernized the advancement of Afro-Peruvian music from the 1940s through the present day.) Carlos became Eric’s professor/ mentor and has proved to be very important to his musical career. Now, fusing his knowledge of Jazz with rhythms of Peru and Latin America, Eric has dedicated himself to defining a new sound integrating the Peruvian Cajon (box) as the principal percussion instrument in a Jazz setting. The spectacular playing and skillful blend of acoustic and electric tones bring authority to this brilliant co-mingling of (jazz and Afro Peruvian) traditions that are, after all, rooted in the same musical heritage.