Alejandro y Maria Laura
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Alejandro y Maria Laura

Lima, Lima, Peru | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | INDIE

Lima, Lima, Peru | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2009
Duo Latin Alternative

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Aug
08
Alejandro y Maria Laura @ Royal Room

Seattle, Washington, United States

Seattle, Washington, United States

Aug
08
Alejandro y Maria Laura @ The Secret Society

Portland, Oregon, United States

Portland, Oregon, United States

Aug
06
Alejandro y Maria Laura @ Axe and Fiddle

Cottage Grove, Oregon, United States

Cottage Grove, Oregon, United States

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Press


"Make Way for Peruvian Sweethearts Alejandro y Maria Laura"

Lima has been a hotbed of musical activity in recent years, hosting artists in a wide variety of genres, from rock to cumbia digital. Indie folk music, however, has been sorely underrepresented in the capital city of Peru. But with their (mostly) acoustic, cheerful numbers, Alejandro y Maria Laura successfully fill that gaping void. - MTV Iggy


"Fun inventive peruvian duo in SF"

This tour presents music from their latest production,“Fiesta para Los Muertos.” Find out more about Alejandro and María Laura here. - Ritmo y luz


"Alejandro y Maria Laura ganan disco del año en Premios Generarock"

El dúo Alejandro y María Laura ganó nuevo reconocimiento en los Premios Generarock y celebrarán logro con concierto en Bar Lima. - Perú.com


"Alejandro y Maria Laura: una canción para Brasil"

El dúo peruano estuvo en Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre y Mato Grosso, convocados por el gobierno brasileño para grabar un tema que promocione el turismo hacia ese país en el año del mundial. - Diario La República


"Fiesta para los muertos: Entrevista a Alejandro y Maria Laura"

Alejandro y Maria Laura aparecieron en la escena limeña de música independiente hace un par de años. La pareja musical, compuesta por Alejandro Rivas (voz y guitarra) y la melodiosa voz de María Laura Bustamante, cautivó entonces con su primer álbum Paracaídas. - Dedo Medio


"La canción indie se agrupa"

El dúo peruano Alejandro y María Laura inicia Indies del Sur, un encuentro que reúne lo nuevo y bueno de la canción latinoamericana. - La Nación (Argentina)


"Alejandro y Maria Laura en el auditorio del colegio Santa Ursula"

Alejandro y María Laura continúan con sus presentaciones moviendo su último material Fiesta para los muertos (2013) , el cual ya ha tenido muy buena acogida. - Conciertos Perú


Discography

"Paracaidas" (2011) y "Fiesta para los muertos" (2013)

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Bio

Alejandro y Maria Laura is an Indie Pop-Folk duo from Lima, Perú. In 2011 they released their first album "Paracaídas", produced by Matías Cella. Their second record, "Fiesta para los muertos", came out in late 2013. 

Alejandro and Maria Laura started making music together in 2009 - collaborating on each other's original songs, and doing cover versions of songs from various genres. Back in Lima, at the end of 2010 the duo collaborated on the exhibition "En Pausa," the final thesis project for María Laura's Performing Arts degree, where they experimented with composing songs in reaction to various stimuli. This process yielded such original songs as "Abre los ojos," "Quiero estar sola," and "Estos días." At the beginning of 2011, Mabela Martinez (the host of local TV and radio program "Sonidos del Mundo") put the duo in touch with Matías Cella, producer of notable South American artists such as Jorge Drexler and Kevin Johansen. Matías produced the duo's first record, "Paracaídas", which was released in October 2011.

In 2013, they released the music video for "Puedo estar sin ti", a song which later received regular radio airplay in Peru. They also started work on their second album, "Fiesta para los muertos," featuring collaborations with Susana Baca, Kevin Johansen and Javier Barría. The duo celebrated the release of the record with a concert at the Mario Vargas Llosa theater (in Peru's National Library). 

In 2014, they were invited to Brazil by Paulinho Moska (a well-known Brazilian singer, songwriter and actor) and wrote a song for the HBO Latino program "Encuentros en Brasil". Later that year, they were invited to perform at a number of festivals including "Indies del Sur" (Argentina), Festival Yavería (Colombia), FICIB (Colombia), and the 33rd Encuentro del Canto Popular (San Francisco, CA).

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