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Grupo Bahia Trio by Hugo Candelario & Nidia Gongora$20
Grupo Bahia Trio by Hugo Candelario & Nidia Gongora (Canalon de Timbiqui) at Terraza 7 on Saturday February 16th, 2019 at 7:00 pm.
$20 cover charge for mezzanine.
$10 cover charge for the first floor.
Nidia Gongora / Vocals
Jafet Andrade / Bombo
Juan Bas / Cununo
Hugo Candelario / Marimba; Saxo & Musical Direction.
Master Hugo Candelario, director of Grupo Bahia, will perform his with the Cantaora Nidia Gongora, leading voice of Canalon the Timbiqui
This amazing performance at Terraza 7 is part on an effort of ITAPOA PROJECT to bring awareness of the natural and cultural inheritance of The Chocó Region. The habitat of invaluable species and unique ecosystems that are highly susceptible to destruction and permanent loss.
NIDIA SOFIA GONGORA (Leading voice of Canalon de Timbiqui)
Nidia is a traditional music Singer from Timbiqui, in the north coast of Cauca Department in Colombia.
She belongs to a family immersed in the musical traditions of the south Colombian Pacific coast; she learned from her father the vocal techniques and the musical format of the region. From her mother, who is also a singer from Timbiqui, she has inherited her passion for singing. Nidia believes that her passion for singing goes beyond her being and when one sees Nidia sharing the stage with the children of Barranquilla, her passion and love for what she does becomes so evident that one can feel it.
According to Shock Magazine, “We have seen Nidia shake the stages, sing lying on the floor as a furious rock star, she is the owner of magic that has to do with her voice, her charisma, her eagerness and with herself.” Nidia, more than singing, also narrates, tells stories. She lectures about her ancestral traditions from the Pacific. The way she interacts with her public that has taken her to countries like Cyprus, Morocco, Czech Republic, France, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, Greece, Switzerland, Russia, Spain, from Peru to Japan, she has been part of groups like Quantic, Ondatropica and her own group Canalon de Timbiqui, all which make part of her musical trajectory.
Today, she is the leading voice of Canalon de Timbiqui that has participated in numerous occasions in the Petronio Alvarez Festival in Cali-Colombia, winning awards as the best Marimba group and best-inedited song, “Una sola Raza”. In 2002 she obtained the award as the best voice with songs like “Quitate de mi Escalera” and “Zapateando y Coqueteando”. She has been part of projects with Maestro Hugo Candelario Gonzalez, Herencia de Timbiqui, Kilates which exposes her versatile work with other musical colleagues.
HUGO CANDELARIO GONZÁLEZ (Director of Grupo Bahía)
MusicianborninGuapi-Colombia-, in this place he lived his childhood near the river, the marimba players, the musicians, and cantaoras-lady singers-that passed through the place forming the famous curruleadas. He has dedicated his musical career mainly on research, creation,productionanddisseminationofPacificColombianmusic.
He is also a composer, arranger, saxophonist, marimba player and musical director with academic training from the Popular Institute of Culture-Instituto Popular de Cultura-(IPC) the Antonio María Valencia Conservatory and the School of Music of Universidad Del Valle in Cali. He has done particular research on traditional folklore in the Pacific region and other regions of Colombia.
Hugo Candelario has participated in several seminars and musical workshops with renowned masters of the country such as Blass Emilio Atehortúa, Álvaro Gallego, among others, and other different places, from the Pacific and Atlantic Coasts to Havana Cuba, where he took a Cuban Popular music workshop in the National Art School-Escuela Nacional De Artes-(ENA) of this country. Thes academic and research background has led him to form and direct several groups and musical works such as:
Musical Director of the Folkloric Group Yurumanguí (Summer Festivals in Europe in 1991), Musical director in theatrical productions of TEC (Teatro Experimental de Cali), Joricamba Group in the”María” assembly of In colballet.
Itapoa Project is rainforest research and conservation effort, located in The Chocó Region which is found in Colombia and the north of Ecuador, from the Pacific coast to the It is a hotspot that contains more than 1500 vascular plants as endemics, and that has lost more than 70% of its primary vegetation. (An endemic species or biologic group is one that has evolved within a restricted area – a unique species that can be found only in that geographical location).
Itapoa Project has been working to prevent deforestation since 1989 by replanting cleared cut areas and creating new patches of forest. Along with the restoration efforts, aimed at preserving the unique plant and wildlife, Itapoa’s goal is to educate their inhabitants about the dangers of logging or illicit crops growing. People are being helped to plant cacao as a cash crop, they are able to bring a better income as an alternative to logging or selling their land, losing it forever and forcing them to migrate out of their homes and communities.
The music is the most powerful tool we have to make people aware of their surroundings and to protect their natural and cultural inheritance. Therefore, Itapoa Project with some of the most renowned musicians of the Colombian Pacific coast, have come together in an effort to help the people and at the same time help the habitat of invaluable species and unique ecosystems that are highly susceptible to destruction and permanent loss.
Itapoa Project has been invited to New York in February 2019 to give workshops and concerts about the conservation efforts and the music of the area. The Biologists Derek Tesser and Raul Nieto, together with Colombian musicians Nidia Gongora and Hugo Candelario Gonzalez will be the presenters of this unique bond that had put together Science and Culture, in order to preserve one of the most beautiful cultural expressions of the planet as well as one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth.