Concert

ChoroBop

Thursday / July 9, 2015 / 5:00 p.m.
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Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge
MA
United States
02142
ChoroBop
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After their debut concert at the Blue Note in New York and a tour of the East Coast, ChoroBop is ready to release their debut album in 2015. Their repertoire is based on the roots of Brazilian choro with influences from jazz and contemporary music. The band is made up of Eduardo Mercuri on guitar and mandolin, Flavio Lira on seven-string guitar and bass, and Anne Negah Santos on percussion. They were each born in different cities in Brazil and met at Berklee in 2012, where they found themselves sharing the same passion for the choro genre.

Watch ChoroBop perform "Vou Vivendo":

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Free

ChoroBop

Wednesday / June 17, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
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Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02116
ChoroBop
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After their debut concert at the Blue Note in New York and a tour of the East Coast, ChoroBop is ready to release their debut album in 2015. Their repertoire is based on the roots of Brazilian choro with influences from jazz and contemporary music. The band is made up of Eduardo Mercuri on guitar and mandolin, Flavio Lira on seven-string guitar and bass, and Anne Negah Santos on percussion. They were each born in different cities in Brazil and met at Berklee in 2012, where they found themselves sharing the same passion for the choro genre.

Watch ChoroBop perform "Vou Vivendo":

 

Admission: 
Free

Nicolás Castañeda Group / Marina Maiztegui

Saturday / August 22, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.
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Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston
MA
United States
02125
Nicolás Castañeda
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The Nicolás Castañeda Group is a musical project based on contemporary Colombian music. With traditional Colombian music as the structural foundation and with the influence of jazz, classical, and contemporary composition techniques, this group was founded in 2013 at Berklee College of Music. Since then, they have participated in different events such as the Outside the Box Festival in 2013 and performed at many venues around the Boston area as well. In 2014, Castañeda released his new musical production called “Renacer” (meaning reborn), which is a revolutionary project based on the Colombian musical language. Through his compositions and arrangements, Castañeda is showing a departure from Colombian music to Colombian contemporary music.

Born in Brazil but half Argentinean, Marina Maiztegui has experienced and learned a tremendous amount about both cultures and their music. Having lived in both the United States and France, she learned English and French and experienced both the European and North American musical cultures at a young age. Maiztegui moved to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music in 2011 after getting a scholarship. She has since been invited to perform and share the stage with renowned artists such as the legendary bossa nova composer Marcos Valle, the Peruvian singer-songwriter and two-time Latin Grammy Award–winning artist Susana Baca, and Alejandro Sanz, three-time Grammy winner and 16-time Latin Grammy winner. 

Maiztegui has performed at Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops and has also been featured in multiple music videos. In 2014, she joined the band Foreign Hues, with whom she performed at multiple festivals. Together they recorded an EP, which will be released in 2015, and they are planning a tour to support it. She also created a project with her own band where she composes music that they perform all around Boston. She is currently recording her EP and plans to release it at the end of 2015.

Watch the Nicolás Castañeda Group perform "Natalia":

Natalia - Nicolas Castaneda Group

Watch Maiztegui perform "Project Shades First Words":

 Project Shades   First Words

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Nicolás Castañeda Group

Wednesday / June 10, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
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Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02116
Nicolás Castañeda
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The Nicolás Castañeda Group is a musical project based on contemporary Colombian music. With traditional Colombian music as the structural foundation and with the influence of jazz, classical, and contemporary composition techniques, this group was founded in 2013 at Berklee College of Music. Since then, they have participated in different events such as the Outside the Box Festival in 2013 and performed at many venues around the Boston area as well. In 2014, Castañeda released his new musical production called “ Renacer” (reborn), which is a revolutionary project based on the Colombian musical language. Through his compositions and arrangements, Castañeda is showing a departure from Colombian music to Colombian contemporary music.

Watch the Nicolás Castañeda Group perform "Natalia":

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Free

Aliya Cycon Project

Wednesday / June 3, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
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Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02116
Aliya Cycon Project
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Aliya Cycon has studied ballet and piano from a young age. At only 16 years old, she was accepted to the prestigious Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. and left her Massachusetts home to study there. After she graduated, she moved to New York City to study ballet under world-famous ballerina Gelsey Kirkland. When she wasn't training, Cycon immersed herself in New York's vibrant musical community. After a life-changing opportunity to travel in Palestine with her father, she decided to dedicate her life to studying Arabic music, language, and culture. She began her Arabic music studies with New York's best: Zafer Tawil, Bassam Saba, and Amir el-Saffar, a rising star in Arabic jazz fusion. Now, Cycon studies Contemprary Writing and Production at Berklee. Her principal instrument is the oud, and she studies exclusively under oud master Simon Shaheen. She continues to dance for side projects, including music videos and featured solos in musical concerts.

Watch the Aliya Cycon Project perform "Sitti":

 

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3 Sudacas

Wednesday / July 15, 2015 / 12:30 p.m.
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Harvard Longwood Campus
25 Shattuck Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
3 Sudacas
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3 Sudacas are a trio formed by Esther Rojas from Colombia (bass), Marianella Rojas from Venezuela (voice/percussion), and Eduardo Mercuri from Brazil (guitar). They fuse traditional music genres from their native countries with jazz harmony and pop elements for a subtle, fresh sound. They met at Berklee two years ago and have been playing together since then. They were part of the band that played with Alejandro Sanz (three time Grammy Award winner and 16 time Latin Grammy Award winner) at the Latin Grammy Awards in November 2013. In addition, they performed at the Summer in the City Series in Boston in 2014 and were part of the band that played at the Future of the Americas, organized by the Clinton Foundation, in Miami, Florida in December 2014.
 
Guitarist Mercuri is also a mandolinist, composer, and arranger who graduated with a B.M. in performance in 2014. His Brazilian roots create an incredible mixture with the Latin grooves that Esther, who is currently majoring in contemporary writing and production, brings from her background. The last Sudaca, Marianella, is a double major in vocal performance and contemporary writing and production and brings to the group a jazz/pop sound with her voice.
 
3 Sudacas are currently working on their first album, which is expected to be released in 2015.
 
Watch 3 Sudacas perform "Tarde de Abril":
 
 
Admission: 
Free

3 Sudacas

Thursday / July 2, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
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Atlantic Wharf
280 Congress Street
Boston
MA
United States
02210
3 Sudacas
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3 Sudacas are a trio formed by Esther Rojas from Colombia (bass), Marianella Rojas from Venezuela (voice/percussion), and Eduardo Mercuri from Brazil (guitar). They fuse traditional music genres from their native countries with jazz harmony and pop elements for a subtle, fresh sound. They met at Berklee two years ago and have been playing together since then. They were part of the band that played with Alejandro Sanz (three time Grammy Award winner and 16 time Latin Grammy Award winner) at the Latin Grammy Awards in November 2013. In addition, they performed at the Summer in the City Series in Boston in 2014 and were part of the band that played at the Future of the Americas, organized by the Clinton Foundation, in Miami, Florida in December 2014.
 
Guitarist Mercuri is also a mandolinist, composer, and arranger who graduated with a B.M. in performance in 2014. His Brazilian roots create an incredible mixture with the Latin grooves that Esther, who is currently majoring in contemporary writing and production, brings from her background. The last Sudaca, Marianella, is a double major in vocal performance and contemporary writing and production and brings to the group a jazz/pop sound with her voice.
 
3 Sudacas are currently working on their first album, which is expected to be released in 2015.
 
Watch 3 Sudacas perform "Tarde de Abril":
 
 
Admission: 
Free

3 Sudacas

Friday / July 24, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
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Charlestown Navy Yard
1 Constitution Road
Boston
MA
United States
02129
3 Sudacas
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3 Sudacas are a trio formed by Esther Rojas from Colombia (bass), Marianella Rojas from Venezuela (voice/percussion), and Eduardo Mercuri from Brazil (guitar). They fuse traditional music genres from their native countries with jazz harmony and pop elements for a subtle, fresh sound. They met at Berklee two years ago and have been playing together since then. They were part of the band that played with Alejandro Sanz (three time Grammy Award winner and 16 time Latin Grammy Award winner) at the Latin Grammy Awards in November 2013. In addition, they performed at the Summer in the City Series in Boston in 2014 and were part of the band that played at the Future of the Americas, organized by the Clinton Foundation, in Miami, Florida in December 2014.
 
Guitarist Mercuri is also a mandolinist, composer, and arranger who graduated with a B.M. in performance in 2014. His Brazilian roots create an incredible mixture with the Latin grooves that Esther, who is currently majoring in contemporary writing and production, brings from her background. The last Sudaca, Marianella, is a double major in vocal performance and contemporary writing and production and brings to the group a jazz/pop sound with her voice.
 
3 Sudacas are currently working on their first album, which is expected to be released in 2015.
 
Watch 3 Sudacas perform "Tarde de Abril":
 
 
Admission: 
Free

3 Sudacas

Wednesday / July 22, 2015 / 5:00 p.m.
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Greenway Boston
Hanover Street and Cross Street
Boston
MA
United States
02110
3 Sudacas
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3 Sudacas are a trio formed by Esther Rojas from Colombia (bass), Marianella Rojas from Venezuela (voice/percussion), and Eduardo Mercuri from Brazil (guitar). They fuse traditional music genres from their native countries with jazz harmony and pop elements for a subtle, fresh sound. They met at Berklee two years ago and have been playing together since then. They were part of the band that played with Alejandro Sanz (three time Grammy Award winner and 16 time Latin Grammy Award winner) at the Latin Grammy Awards in November 2013. In addition, they performed at the Summer in the City Series in Boston in 2014 and were part of the band that played at the Future of the Americas, organized by the Clinton Foundation, in Miami, Florida in December 2014.
 
Guitarist Mercuri is also a mandolinist, composer, and arranger who graduated with a B.M. in performance in 2014. His Brazilian roots create an incredible mixture with the Latin grooves that Esther, who is currently majoring in contemporary writing and production, brings from her background. The last Sudaca, Marianella, is a double major in vocal performance and contemporary writing and production and brings to the group a jazz/pop sound with her voice.
 
3 Sudacas are currently working on their first album, which is expected to be released in 2015.
 
Watch 3 Sudacas perform "Tarde de Abril":
 
Admission: 
Free

3 Sudacas

Monday / July 13, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
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Regattabar
One Bennett Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
3 Sudacas
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3 Sudacas are a trio formed by Esther Rojas from Colombia (bass), Marianella Rojas from Venezuela (voice/percussion), and Eduardo Mercuri from Brazil (guitar). They fuse traditional music genres from their native countries with jazz harmony and pop elements for a subtle, fresh sound. They met at Berklee two years ago and have been playing together since then. They were part of the band that played with Alejandro Sanz (three time Grammy Award winner and 16 time Latin Grammy Award winner) at the Latin Grammy Awards in November 2013. In addition, they performed at the Summer in the City Series in Boston in 2014 and were part of the band that played at the Future of the Americas, organized by the Clinton Foundation, in Miami, Florida in December 2014.
 
Guitarist Mercuri is also a mandolinist, composer, and arranger who graduated with a B.M. in performance in 2014. His Brazilian roots create an incredible mixture with the Latin grooves that Esther, who is currently majoring in contemporary writing and production, brings from her background. The last Sudaca, Marianella, is a double major in vocal performance and contemporary writing and production and brings to the group a jazz/pop sound with her voice.
 
3 Sudacas are currently working on their first album, which is expected to be released in 2015.
 
Watch 3 Sudacas perform "Tarde de Abril":
 
 
Admission: 
Free

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