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Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series presents The Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet!
Merrimans' Playhouse
South Bend, IN
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Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series presents The Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet!
Experience authentic Afro-Peruvian music. It is the most recent expression to come from South Americas rich cultural and musical heritage. The band culls its repertoire from five chart-topping albums and one full length DVD.  They are revered throughout North and South America as the pioneers of Afro-Peruvian jazz music. High-energy execution of African rhythms from coastal Perú constitutes the centerpiece of each Afro-Peruvian Sextet performance.  The musicians use the quijada  (jaw-bone of a donkey), the Peruvian cajón (box drum) and flashy passages of zapateo dancing in performance. The Afro-Peruvian Sextet was established in 2005. The ensembles insistently inventive program of traditional Afro-Peruvian music transformed by Gabriel Alegrías highly personal synthesis of folkloric Afro-Peruvian rhythms, jazz, and other musical strains has led to a signature accomplishment: developing the bands 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 (as food and music are inseparable in Afro-Peruvian musical culture, the band is never shy to demonstrate!) As trumpet master Bobby Shew once commented hanging out with these people is a chapter in your life!



Gabriel Alegría
Instrument(s): Trumpet / flugelhorn / compositions / arrangements

Rafael Fusa Miranda
Instruments: Tenor/sop. saxophones / compositions / arrangements

Freddy Lobatón
Instruments: Cajón, cajita, quijada (Jaw bone of an ass!)

Yuri Juarez
Instrument: Acoustic guitar

Vince Cherico
Instruments: Drums and cajón

Mario Cuba
Instruments: Double bass, electric bass

$20 General; $10 Student
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Merrimans' Playhouse (View)
1215 Mishawaka Ave.
South Bend, IN 46615
United States


Music > All Ages
Music > Jazz
Music > World

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!



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