Thank you Branding Avatar in collaboration with J.M.R. Public Relations for all your enthusiasm, support, and guidance on the Alma del Ayer project. Alma del Ayer is an album devoted to showcasing the Peruvian style known as Musica Criolla, a product of African, Spanish, and Andean sounds fused over 500 years. Special thanks to Steve Owens for believing in the project and submitting it to the 58th Grammy Awards.
On June 27, 2015, Pasache Music brings you an evening of traditional Peruvian música criolla with breakout artist Felipe Alberto at Lolita’s Lounge in the City of Calgary.
After performance in Lima Peru, Felipe Alberto returns to Calgary. Come to enjoy the rich sounds of South American guitar, the african rooted rhythms of the Peruvian cajon, and a style of singing from a bygone era.
Today I present you with the video of La Apañadora, a beautiful tondero by Peruvian composer – Alicia Maguiña. I hope you enjoy it. This project is my labour of love and admiration for the cultural legacy of Peru’s traditional music. I hope that this project helps to foment a great appreciation for this musical genre. You can also listen this cover of La Apañadora on my Muzooka profile.
Created by FELIPE ALBERTO and L&C STYLE PRODUCTIONS
Filming Locations: La Ciudad de Calgary, The Beach Advanced Audio Production, Becker’s Ranch
Actors: Jill María Robinson, Willy García Ascencio, Raúl Javier Leguía Camino
Percussion: Miguel Canal Aguirre
For the past two days I’ve been running on little sleep to finalize the details for the upcoming album Alma del Ayer. With the help of my graphic and web designer, Carrie Gates we got everything in on time. Just in the nick of time, during midnight mass (shame on me for checking my phone in church), I received the email notifying me that all the music and artwork had been successfully uploaded onto the CD Baby site for pressing. Merry Christmas!!
I am happy to be once again on Calgary’s Spanish radio show Destino – Calgary on Red 106.7 FM. On today’s show, along with some other artists, we discussed the diversity of Christmas traditions in Latin-American countries … and of course we ended the show with a live jam.
Of all the shows I do a year one of my favourites is undoubtedly Christmas at the Madison. Every year Ms. Louise Gallagher puts in countless hours to organize this event in which musicians, comedians, and visual artists donate their art to raise funds for the Madison, a shelter for homeless veterans in the City of Calgary. The concert was held this year at the historic St. Stephen’s Church in Calgary’s downtown. These events show the true Christmas spirit and the love which the Christ Child represents in our world; I thank Ms. Louise Gallagher for her yearly efforts and enthusiasm in this endeavour.
It is truly a privilege to share a little of my art for this cause. What is more, because of the proximity that artists have to the audience at this venue, there is a much more intimate atmosphere than at most concerts. This closeness makes me feel as if I were just jamming in my living room with friends. As always it was a wonderful evening.
Once again I am shooting a music video of criollo music with L&C Style Productions. We did most of today’s shoot at The Beach a truly remarkable recording studio in Calgary. We did a few other scenes around the Eau Claire area. Special thanks to my friends Willy Garcia Ascencio and Raúl Leguía Camino for their collaboration in some of the scenes. Also special thanks to the lovely Miss Jill Maria Robinson for acting alongside me.
Special thanks to Alex Macias, radio host of Destino-Calgary on Red 106.7 FM, for inviting me to discuss my upcoming album, Alma del Ayer, launching in a few months. It was great to talk about criollo and Andean music on the show.
After days of prep we just finished filming the first music video for the launch of the album – Alma del Ayer. Can’t say which criollo piece it is yet…the secret doesn’t come out until the launch. Special thanks to L&C Style Productions for the cinematography and production.
Also special thanks to the following actors: Stefan Montalbetti, Breanna Palmer, Paula Osorio Ortiz, Myles Shedden, Andrean Kloppenborg, Andrew Plokhii. I also extend thanks to the following restaurants who shared their space for the project: Vin Room and Buon Giorno Ristorante Italiano.
All that is left is to include a few scenes filmed in the city of Chachapoyas to finalize the production of this music video.