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INSTRUMENTS

The varieties of instruments that we play in our concerts are traditional and represent each culture:

Music stringed instruments: The Charango from the Andes, the Venezuelan cuatro, the Vihuela and Jaranas from Mexico, the Colombian tiple, guitar and bass.

.Music tune, air: Different types of Andean and Mexican flutes: Antarita, Antara, Rondador, Malta, Zanca, Pinquillo, Quenilla, Quena, Quenachos

Drum instruments: Maracas, Guiro, Bongos, Cajón Peruano, Bombo.

PERFORMERS

Fernando Lobato (Ecuador)

Vocal, guitar, tiple, cuatro, bass.

Fernando was born in Ecuador, started his professional career at the age of 14 years as singer and guitar player; he studies music at the "Jose Manuel Rodrigues Institue in Cuenca-Ecuador.

At the beginning of his career he played with different famous bands, later on he founded his own group called "Dynasty" which became very popular in Ecuador. During this time, he shared the stage with different singers from Latin America very famous internationally such as: Camilo Sesto, Jose Luis Rodriguez, Los Iracundos, etc.

In 1989 he travelled to Europe in order to expose his talent in different festivals performing in Germany, Holland, Belgium, Spain, etc. At the same time he took private lessons with masters in guitar and singing like John Fillmore (flamenco) and Pere Soto (jazz) where he had improved his skills.

In 1996 he came out with his first CD. called Fernando Lobato ...con Sabor Latino!!. Which includes classics hits through Latin America These songs contain his original arrangements. Fernando trough his professional carrier formed part of different bands that have performed in several countries of Europe. He is also guitar teacher in Latin-American style.


Rafael Guel Frías (Mexico)

Vocal, quena, zampona, rondador, antara, charango, cuatro, vihuela, jarana.

Rafael was born in Zacatecas Mexico, at the age of 16 years he began studying traditional music from Latinoamerica. Later on he went to "Ollin Yoliztli Music School" in Mexico City. In 1977 he founded the "Coihue" Group. Then in 1981 he becomes co-founder and member of the Mapu Group. Later, in 1983 he started doing research in the villages with the peasants from Chiapas and Oaxaca where he developed a better understanding in the ethnic Mexican music.In 1984 he traveled to Europe with the Mapu group, he performed at concerts in schools and Colleges in several cities of Spain. He also participated with the same group in different festivals, radio and television in different European countries. In 1985 he traveled to Holland with his group and performed several concerts. Then he decides to establish his residency in this country and founded the Cuahutli duo. From 1990 to 2002 he participates as member of the "Tierra Caliente" Mariachi. Songs recorded: "Mapu" -with the truth of the town, -the song of eternity, (1983), Latinoamerica (1985), Springed instruments of Latin America (1988), Maria de Lourdes in Holland (1990), Hot mestiza earth (1992), Condor Group: Raramuri (1995) - Obsidiana, -Ceiba, Instuition, (1999) Zapukai The Tune of the devils (2002), Annet Saatrube Trio (2003)

Jose Luis Fuentes (Mexico)

Vocal, Guitar, Charango Quena, Jarana, Vihuela.

José Luis was born in Oaxaca Mexico, he started at a very young age experimenting with different instruments. He was one of the first members of the "Tiny Group" in which he performed in several concerts in different colleges and Cultural Centers. He also worked doing intensive researches with different communities of Oaxaca in collaboration with the University of "Benito Juarez". He participated in several festivals in Mexico. In 1980 he traveled to France and Switzerland as part of artistic show in which he has a solo act. In 1985 he returns to Europe, touring in different countries as member of the "Mapu Group". In 1986 he decided to establish his residency in Holland and becomes a member of the "Cuahutli Duo". Since 1990 he has been performing as member of the "Tierra Caliente Mariachi".

Paul Lovato (Ecuador)

Vocals, bongos, maracas and drums.

Pául was born in Cuenca Ecuador, at a very young age he show his talent for drums and he self learned to play. In 1992 he traveled to Europe where he performed as solo in different events. He also participated as a member of different groups. In 1996 he became part of "Sabor Latino Group" and performed in different festivals in Holland, Germany and other countries.

Guest Musician

Lincoln Almada (paraguay)

Harp

 

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