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Lucia Pulido & Stomu Takeishi / Tribute to Violeta Parra



June 2
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lucia Pulido & Stomu Takeishi / Tribute to Violeta Parra

Presented by Terraza 7
Friday, June 2nd , 2023, at 7:00 pm. (Doors Open at 5pm)

$20: Cover for Mezzanine sitting.


Stomu Takeishi / Bass

Sebastian Cruz / Guitar

Lucía Pulido / Voice.

Traditional genres such as cumbia and bullerengue from the Atlantic Coast, currulaos from the Pacific and joropos from the Eastern Plains serve as a starting point for her musical creativity. The sophisticated handling of Lucía Pulido’s voice is enhanced in genres such as cantos de vaquería, alabaos and cantos de zafra, where the singer has the possibility to fully explore her voice.

About Stomu Takeishi:

Stomu (born 1964, in MitoIbaraki Prefecture) is a Japanese experimental and jazz bassist. He is known for playing fretless five-string electric bass guitar and a Klein five-string acoustic bass guitar, often using extended techniques and electronic manipulations such as looping.

Takeishi began as a koto player. He moved to the United States in 1983 to attend the Berklee College of Music in BostonMassachusetts. After completing his degree in 1986, he moved to Manhattan to continue his studies at The New School.

In the 1990s, he began to achieve prominence as an innovative New York jazz bass player, and critics have noted both his adventurous playing and sensitivity to sound and timbre. He has played in many international jazz festivals and often performs at major venues in New York, the United States, and Europe.

Stomu Takeishi has played electric fret-less bass in a variety of jazz settings throughout the ’90s and 2000s. A member of Myra Melford’s Crush Trio (with drummer Kenny Wollesen), and Erik Friedlander‘s Topaz (with brother Satoshi Takeishi on percussion), Stomu Takeishi has also played in trumpeter Cuong Vu‘s group Vu-Tet, and in the North Indian-influenced Alankar. Takeishi performs on Satoko Fujii‘s album, South Wind, and has played with such musicians as Henry ThreadgillDon CherryRandy Brecker, and Wynton Marsalis. Takeishi has toured internationally with these various groups, from N.Y.C. to Finland’s Tampere Festival.

About Lucia Pulido:

Lucia Pulido’s manner off stage–delicate, reserved, unassuming–belies one of the most powerful and original voices in Latin American music today: a torrent of sound and emotion that mesmerizes with its energy and captivates with its sensibility. Back in the late ’80s and early ’90s, Lucia left an important mark in popular music in Colombia. Since her arrival in NYC in 1994, however, she has become a relentless explorer and exponent of the depth of Colombian and Latin American folklore. What’s most significant, she has delineated her efforts with experimentation, surrounding herself with a variety of improvisers, composers, and producers who are established artists and pioneers in their own rights, such as Satoshi Takeishi, Dave Binney, Erik Friedlander, Christian Fennesz, Burkhard Stangl, and long-time collaborator, producer, and musical director Sebastian Cruz.
The wealth of feeling in her music is indescribable. In one set you may hear her tackling an electrifying up-tempo puya (an exuberant dance from the north coast of Colombia) with athletic energy and virtuosity, soaring with impossible ease over the frenzy of the rhythm, followed by a heart-breaking alabao (a funeral lament from Colombia’s forgotten Pacific region) sung with enchanting tenderness. Such is Lucia’s aura: rich in its inheritance of tradition and its embracing of modernity, alive with the spirit of a true innovator, bursting with expressiveness.


About Sebastian Cruz:

Sebastian is a versatile Colombian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and composer with a distinctive sound marked by creativity and soulfulness across different styles. In his original projects, he combines Afro-Colombian music with eclectic influences including creative improvisation and rock energy. Cruz leads the Sebastian Cruz Trio, The Cheap Landscape Trio and performs solo using songwriting, loops and prepared guitars. He has released two albums with his Colombian infused songwriting project ‘Coba,’ featuring some of the most interesting singers in the Latin American scene in NY. He has composed, arranged and directed for Lucía Pulido and La Cumbiamba eNeYé, two influential projects at the forefront of a new wave of Colombian music. He also leads “The Tiny Giants” which performs his original songs for children.

As a guitarist, Cruz appears on numerous CDs and has toured all around the US, Europe, South America, and Asia.

His compositions for film, theatre, and dance have awarded him prestigious recognitions including the Van Leer fellowship from meet the composer, and an ASCAP for the composition of a song for theatre.

A devoted educator, Cruz is guitar and music theory faculty at Bloomingdale School of Music and has taught at Brooklyn Guitar School, Brooklyn Conservatory, and has been a Teaching Artist for LeAp, Community-Word Project and Young Audiences New York. Every other Spring semester Cruz leads Columbia University’s Latin Jazz ensemble with a focus on Colombian music. During the Spring of 2012 Cruz served as faculty at Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music in South India where he led ensembles, taught guitar, Composition and arranging, and Colombian music.