Alexandra Marie

Alexandra Marie

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Esencia de Mujer, Latin Women in Music is a tribute to famous Latin female folk composers in the lyric voice of Alexandra Marie. The rich Latin rhythms of Brazilian Zamba, Cumbia, Tango to mention a few. Recorded in Buenos Aires, with one of the finest accoustic musicians from the Pampas.

Biography

A native from Argentina, this Argentinean- American lyric singer has shown since childhood, a great potential as an artist and a singer. She began her career in music by taking guitar lessons at the age of 8 years old. As a teen ager, she joined "The Santa Coloma Choir" in Buenos Aires, and toured with this singing Ensemble throughout South America. In 1985, she attended the "Juan Jose Castro Conservatory", where she studied choral conducting with the Argentinean maestro a Antonio Russo.

In 1990, she arrived in the United States where she continued her education, receiving scholarships from both the New World School of the Arts/ MDCC and later Florida International University. In 1991, she participated in the "Asti Sister's City Exchange Program", performing and traveling throughout Italy. Alexandra Marie became the winner of the1995 Miami NATS competition (National Association of Teachers of Singing). She received her Bachelor's Degree in Music and Voice Performance from FIU in 1996.

While studying in South Florida, Alexandra Marie performed extensively and received recognition not only as a soloist but also as an educator. She has appeared with Symphony Orchestras such as The Coral Spring Pops, the Hallandale Pops and sang with local Zarzuela (Spanish Operetta) companies, such as "Grateli", "Hispanic Lyric Theater" and "Classical Concerts" among others. She performed for in New York at "The Orenzal Foundation" featuring Latin American composers, such as Ginastera, Guastavino and Villalobos. She has sung roles such as the Countess in "The marriage of Figaro" and Poulanc's "Dialogue of the Carmelites", a Spanish version of"Amahl and the Night Visitors". Alexandra Marie sang for the President of Argentina, Carlos Menem, at FIU's "Doctorate Honoris Causa" ceremony. She appeared in July, 1999, at the Pro Player Stadium to sing the American National Anthem during the Baseball game between the Florida Marlins and the Devil Rays.
In the education field, she has conducted the "Saint Joseph's Choir" in the UNESCO-DISNEY production of the song "Peace in the Heart", featured in EuroDisney for the '97 Children Summit, France. Alexandra is developing the performing seminar "Traveling South America with a Song" presenting this program through Broward Arts in Education and Cultural Affairs, Florida. She is currently Music and Chorus Director at Palm Cove Elementary, Pembroke Pines, Florida.
In recent years, Alexandra Marie began composing; she has received an "Honorable Mention" in the 2002 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for her son "Olvidame/Just Let me Go" .

In March 2003, during Women International Day, Alexandra Marie presented the tribute "Latin American Women in Music and History", in the Tower Theater, Miami. This showed was sponsored by the Miami Dade Community College, the Citi Bank among others.

Discography

“Esencia de Mujer”
A tribute of Alexandra Marie, singer
Distributed by Enrique Reyes Records, Miami
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1. “Alma Llanera”, Coronado y Gutiérrez, Venezuela

2. “María La O”, Ernesto Lecuona, Cuba

3. “La Flor de la Canela”, Chabuca Granda, Perú
(Vals Peruano))
4. “Si Buenos Aires no Fuera Así”, Eladia Blázquez . Argentina
(Aire de Bailecito)
5. “Alma Mía”, María Grever, Méjico
Laura Politi, oboe
6 “Ô Abre Alas”; Chiquinha Gonzaga. Brasil
(marcha-rancho)
7. “Yo me llamo Cumbia”, Mario Gareña, Colombia
(Cumbia)
8. Medley Romántico; “En Este Silencio”, Mercy Ferrer, Cuba; “Olas y Arenas” Sylvia Rexach, Puerto Rico.
Daniel Covacich, saxophone

9. (Va por Dentro) Gerardo Delgado, Argentina
(Reflexión) Horacio Romo, bandoneón, special guest
10. “Sin Señal de Adiós”, Maria Elena Walsh, Argentina

11. “Alfonsina y el Mar”, Ariel Ramírez, Argentina
(Zamba)
12. “Encantamiento”, poetry by Gabriela Mistral, Chile
music by Carlos Guastavino, Argentina

13. “Juana Azurduy”, Félix Luna y Ariel Ramírez, Argentina
(Cueca)

Set List

A Classical contemporary, Alexandra Marie features latin American folk sounds from Boleros to Tango, with a Multicultural flavor.