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Felipe Alberto - Alma del Ayer

Album Finalized: Merry Christmas

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!!

Felipe Alberto - Alma del Ayer - Back Cover
Felipe Alberto - Christmas at the Madison 2014

Benefit Concert at Christmas at the Madison

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.

Felipe Alberto Video Shoot

Filming Another Music Video

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.

Felipe Alberto

Radio Interview – Red 106.7 FM Destino

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.

Felipe Alberto

Filming a Music Video

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.