- Armando Gonzalez (cuatro llanero)
- Ignacio Ramos (Flute)
- Julian Gomez (double bass)
- label:DAQUI (France)
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[tour: december 2007 - autumn winter 2008 / style: new instrumental music /size : 3 / label : daqui, fr]
A flute, that usually takes the melody; a double bass that not only keeps the rhythm but ventures at times to sing the melody; and cuatro llanero, a four-string guitar, surprise the listener with a new approach to the music of Colombia. These three very diverse instruments played with enormous vitality and limpid clarity has been put together by Guafa Trio to reinvent the tradition.
They play an intricate blend of traditional Colombian and Venezuelan music, and their musical expression as well as their technical virtuosity is simply mind-blowing With joropos, pasillos, and bambucos, Guafa entice the audience with a colourful and unforgettable voyage to the vast lands of South America.
It's almost a decade since their first live appearance captured the attention of the audience and have performed in Latin America, United States and Europe in prestigious jazz events as South By Southwest Festival (Austin, Texas, US) as well as in world music festivals as Les Nuits Atypiques (France); Festival of Musica Viva, Getxo Folk Festival (Spain), Tropentheater (The Netherlands) among others.
Their album HERENCIA was released in Europe by French label DAQUI, which is distributed in Europe by Harmonia Mundi. (See Songlines's review from March/April 2007 as Top of the World Album)
- area:Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland