Fall Jazz Series: Gabriel Alegria & the Afro-Peruvian SextetDecember 07, 2018
The Afro-Peruvian Sextet creates an inventive mix of jazz and traditional Afro-Peruvian music led by Gabriel Alegría. The band’s patented blend of deep scholarship and playfulness is evident from their treatments of all forms of music.
The Afro-Peruvian Sextet insistently inventive program of traditional Afro-Peruvian music transformed by Gabriel Alegría’s highly personal synthesis of folkloric Afro-Peruvian rhythms, jazz, and other musical strains has led to a signature accomplishment: developing the band’s patented blend of deep scholarship and playfulness into a touring experience that conveys a vast knowledge of the music and, perhaps more importantly, transmits black music from coastal Perú as a way of life to its audiences.
Each member of the Sextet is not only a master musician but also a dedicated and experienced educator. During more than ten years on the road together, the mission of the band has incessantly been to spread the joy and love of Afro-Peruvian music around the world. This has happened both on the stage and through workshops, master classes, after-hour hangs and even cooking!
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