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Correo Aereo
Empty Sea Studios
Seattle, WA
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Correo Aereo
Correo Aereo (Air Mail) is an award winning multi-instrumental and vocal Latin/World Music trio performing traditional and original music of Latin America; primarily of Venezuela, Mexico and Argentina.

Together, Abel Rocha and Madeleine Sosin along with Evan Flory Barnes combine a stunning array of string and percussive instruments with silken vocal harmonies described as locked in carnal embrace by the Austin Chronicle. Abel plays harp, guitar, cuatro and quinta huapanguera. Madeleine plays violin, maracas, bombo and jarana. Evan Flory Barnes adds hot stand up bass. Their music is richly polyrhythmic, soulfully melodic; fiery, haunting, joyful!

Correo Aereo has performed at festivals, theaters and music venues throughout the U.S. and abroad, including Hollands prestigious Moondive; an international media project/concert produced by VPRO Television-Radio Amsterdam, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Austin Music Hall, the EMP in Seattle and the Knitting Factory in NYC. Their music has been featured on NPR Radio programs Latino USA, All Things Considered and on Amy Goodmans Democracy Now.

The critics speak:

Los Lobos David Hidalgo has often stated that to play harp extremely well you most often cannot play other instruments. Abel Rocha calls that wisdom into question since his considerable skill on the harp is matched by his flying fingers on quinta huapanguera, guitar and cuatro. His high, affecting vocal attack often soars above Madeleines lower register, singing in a startling and affecting reversal of traditional male female harmonythe musical skill of this couple complements the impressive reach of their pan-hispanic musical repetoire and marks Correo Aereo as one of the most exciting acoustic ensembles to appear in many years.


I loved the Provinces recording. I had it in my car and when I played it, I was blown away by it; it was really good. I liked (their) arrangements and the way they know what to leave out and what are the bare essentials to make the song, in whatever style they are playing, work. Abel, who plays the harp and the huapanguera as well as sings, is amazing.


I wont even try to catalog the styles and instruments that Abel Rocha and Madeleine Sosin bring to the stage - does it mean anything to you that Rochas a master of the huapanguera? - but these South by Southwest darlings have a pan-ethnic, global gypsy sound thats stirring, passionate, and bittersweet. Trading off an assortment of stringed and percussive tools, they create world music with true heart and intelligence.




Empty Sea Studios
6300 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
United States

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Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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