Tibagui Trio, a group developed in New York by guitarist and composer Alejandro Flórez, started out as a project to perform the subtle, expressive music written for the Colombian guitar trio. The ensemble of bandola (relative of the mandolin), tiple (resembling the Cuban tres) and guitar has been for many generations the standard of the music in the Andes of Colombia. Bambuco, guabina, pasillo, danza and marcha are some of the danceable grooves played in the country’s mountainous regions. The music of Tibagui is directly related to this rich legacy made up of Indigenous, African and European elements.
Tibagui is now redefining its musical heritage. In its expanded version, the group features the three guitars alongside the sophisticated sounds of clarinet, flute, double bass and percussion. The group performs an all-original repertoire made up of refined compositions, most of which include improvisation as a fundamental element. The band members, well- versed in jazz and different Latin American genres, bring together their experiences to tell an exciting story of tradition and innovation.
Alejandro Flórez, bandola and guitar
Sebastián Cruz, tiple
Nilko Andreas Guarín, guitarra
Sam Sadigursky, clarinet and flute
Pedro Giraudo, bass
Franco Pinna, drums and percussion
Retrato - released as an independent record on 2008
We do all-original music. Our typical gig would have two sets of about 45 minutes each, although we have a lot more material if needed to do longer shows.
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