2ND FRIDAY @ MONDO Music Concert Series Event with ENKI BELLO in Concert
The popular bi-monthly 2ND FRIDAY @ MONDO Music Concert Series brings to you a special evening of Latin music traditions and more in concert on the second Friday of every other month at this unique venue. The series brings to you on this evening the extraordinary musical talents of acclaimed Colombian harpist Enki Bello in concert at the wonderfully intimate 3rd level Brownstone Theater space at the unique arts related MONDO venue in downtown Summit, NJ.
Enki Semíramis Bello Maldonado was born in 1991 in Bogota, Colombia. Known on stage as Enki Bello, she is a Colombian harpist, singer-songwriter, and record producer, who began in the music scene of Colombia in 1999. Raised in Bogota, Enki Bello began performing in middle school, demonstrating her incredible ability with Colombian, Folk, Latin American, and International music. Enki began her first musical steps at the age of four instructed by her father, Jaime Bello (Architect and Civil Engineer), who taught her the first harp lessons, and her brother Pedro Bello (BS/MS in Electrical Engineering), who also taught her how to play the guitar, cuatro, and maracas. Her family shares a profound passion for music which was transmitted to her.
Along with instruction on a variety of instruments, Enki took her first vocal lessons with her mother, Alma Maldonado (Lawyer and Professor of Social Sciences and Literature), who becomes a major influence in Enki's music career.
She attended The Academy of Harp (Academia Llano y Joropo) and begins her professional career as a harp-solo-player with Master Hildo Ariel Aguirre, a well-known Colombian harpist, who also teaches her about the music industry works and how to promote her music.
As she matures, Enki discovers within herself a passion for songwriting and poetry. She starts to write songs combining the harp's melodies with her original lyrics, creating a unique style. Her ability to join elements of traditional Colombian Folk music with contemporary rhythms has had an impact in the music industry.
In 2008 she records her first album with the band "Arpas de Colombia". Later, she is signed by independent record label "FILMASTER RECORDS", and in 2010 she releases her first solo album called "The Magic of the Harp". Enki has appeared on many radio and TV interviews where she performs and talks about her album receiving positive critical reviews.
Enki has relocated with her family to the United States and continues her studies in Music Business in New Jersey. Her high level of musicianship has allowed her to be selected as the best interpreter in several folk music contests across the country, and has she has performed concerts on stages in Colombia and the United States.
Enki is joined for this special concert presentation at 2nd Friday @ Mondo by special guest Colombian musician Ivan Gutierrez on percussion.
May we suggest that you plan to enjoy a delicious dinner or dessert before or after the show at one of several fine dining establishments in downtown Summit and the surrounding area. Many within walking distance from MONDO.
Event proceeds benefit in part programming efforts at TEATRO Si, a 501(c)3 not for profit NJ corporation.
426 Springfield Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
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