We are beyond thrilled to have the amazing Gabriel Chakarji and Carmela Ramirez playing and singing live at our anniversary!!! Their album Vida/Life will be also available for purchase!
Buy your tickets today: www.2anniversarybxaf.eventbrite.com
The young music talents Carmela Ramirez and Gabriel Chakarji get together in a creative period of their lives, where they decide to undertake a project based on their commitment to the Venezuelan and Latin American music. His constant search for new musical horizons led them to compose music thinking on the traditions of their culture approached in a contemporary way which quickly made up the personality and the sound of this duo.
After successful performances in his hometown Caracas, producer German Landaeta offers them the idea of recording an album. Combining his expertise and technical excellence with the passion and creativity of the young duo it was finished in just one day of recording. That's how "Life "was” born.
Recorded live entirely in Chacao Cultural Center Theater, "Life" presents 12 compositions by Carmela and Gabriel inspired in their direct influences, traditional Venezuelan music, Latin American folk and Jazz. The album also features a peculiar drum/percussion sound created by two percussionists Yilmer Vivas and Orestes Gomez that blends ingeniously with the voice and piano. It also features special guests Rafael Greco and Andres Barrios, famous venezuelan composers and instrumentalists.
"Life" presents a picture of a unique moment where art, creativity and sincerity were the only rule.
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Natalie N. Caro is an editor, writer, and professor. She graduated from Lehman College, Magna Cum Laude, with double major in English Literature and Philosophy. She earned a fellowship and an MFA from City College. In 2013, she was awarded the Bronx Recognizes Its Own Fellowship by the Bronx Council on the Arts for excellence in Poetry. She was nominated for The Pushcart Prize, one of the most honored literary projects in America, in 2015. Currently, she's a doctoral candidate in CIAS- Center for Inter-American Studies, Bielefeld, University, where she will pursue a degree in Philology. She keeps forties in her fridge, because it still ain't nothing but a G thing, baby.