Quijerema

Quijerema

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International performing arts quintet Quijerema celebrates and expands the cultures of the Americas through original music, poetry and multi-media installations; rendering a constellation of South American rhythms into a jazz idiom.

Biography

Quijerema is a performing arts quartet that celebrates and expands the cultures of the Americas through original music, poetry and multi-media art installations

As writer, Willy Lizarraga, puts it, Quijeremá “…manages to… render a whole constellation of South American rhythms into a jazz idiom… how the cueca from Chile, tango from Argentina, waltz at its most Latin, landó from Peru, joropo from Venezuela, huaino from the Andes fuse into a musical continuum whose identity, no matter how jazzy, always remains rooted in the deep South, not of the U.S. but of the Americas.”

Members of the ensemble play over thirty instruments, and have performed worldwide including recent performances in Venezuela as invitees from the government of Venezuela (April 2006) and in Chile for the President of Chile (October 2006). They have also appeared on regional, national and international radio and television.

Quijeremá performs in theaters, festivals, museums, cultural centers and conduct workshops for schools, libraries and other educational institutions. In addition to performance, Quijeremá specializes in scoring music for film.

Discography

Tinta Verde (Green Ink) - Quijerema - QJM1002

Set List

All original music.

1 90 min set
or 2 50 min sets