Artist : Patricia Moncayo
Genre: Latin American Jazz – Fusion
The preproduction of this work began on November of 2009 and it started to be recorded on January of 2010, then, it was mastered and mixed among May and June of that year. This CD presents a “Latin American Fusion” of rhythms from Uruguay, Peru, Colombia and Brazil, with the jazz and harmonies language and improvisations.
Renacer is a conceived work to feature the wealth of musical styles of South America and to try to introduce our traditional music into the international market. All this, with contemporary arrangements and re-harmonization using Jazz as primary source.
The sextet format showcases the different textures of jazz. This fresh, simple and modern “Fusion” invites to discover some of the most representative rhythms of those countries,
The musicians: Oscar Stagnaro and Paulo Stagnaro (Peru), Mark Walker (USA), Orlando Barreda “Batanga” (Cuba), Tico Arnedo and Moisés Herrera (Colombia), all of them provide a great “Cultural Diversity”, which is the most important ingredient in this musical trip through of all these Musical genres. This fusion creates a marvelous blend, full of sounds, colors, dynamics, styles and rhythms, from wide South American music genres.
The repertoire also features two of the most renowned Latin American Composers: Antonio Carlos Jobim (Brazil) and Aldemaro Romero (Venezuela) in Shuffle and Candombe respectively.
It makes an interesting adaptation from the hit’s British pop star, Sting (Fields of Gold) to Landó, a beautiful traditional Peruvian rhythm. Patricia presents in this adaptation, a Spanish version completely different from the original composed by Sting, and she try to draw the displaced people issue, unfortunately common in her country.
Also, presents three songs from the Cuban composer and arranger Alfredo Nodarse, whom brings poetry and romanticism in two Brazilian musical rhythms: Afoxé and Bolero. These songs are contrasting with the deep and social message that Patricia exposé through two of her songs. One of them was written as Bambuco, the most traditional rhythm from Colombia’s Andean Zone.
Finally, the track that gives name to the CD is an introspection of the evolution and development of Patricia’s personal life and career.
Renacer is a new begging, a new time, where prevails the every day simplicity, the real esthetic and artistic commitment, and the music made with honesty, love and passion , that wants sharing and communicates the great happiness of doing what you want and loving what you do.