Velasierra is a player of traditional Andean flutes who has reinvented his main instrument the 'Kena' as modern improvising vehicle, this has allowed him to develop a truly original musical language. With influences ranging from African music to jazz, his compositions are a rich mixture of largely unexplored Andean rhythms combined with contemporary melodies and harmonies.Aided by a talented group of musicians equally at ease reading complex arrangements as they are at exploring gutsy improvised music.
A fascinating mixture of Latin-American melodies, contemporary harmony and Afro-Andean rhythms, underlined by clear concepts of Jazz improvisation.
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106 Parkway, London, NW1 7AN. Tel: 020 7485 9899
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"Ispiring, enticing, beautiful melodies...invigorating, exhilarating!"
★★★★ Songlines Magazine