Corina Bartra & Her Azú Project Releases Tributo A Chabuca Granda

Acclaimed jazz composer and vocalist Corina Bartra releases her seventh album Tributo A Chabuca Granda, celebrating the music of the late Peruvian icon Chabuca Granda, who is commemorated with a statue in Lima for her work creating and interpreting waltzes with Afro-Peruvian rhythms.

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Corina Bartra

Acclaimed jazz composer and vocalist Corina Bartra releases her seventh album Tributo A Chabuca Granda, celebrating the music of the late Peruvian icon Chabuca Granda.

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 22, 2014

Acclaimed jazz composer and vocalist Corina Bartra releases her seventh album Tributo A Chabuca Granda, celebrating the music of the late Peruvian icon Chabuca Granda, who is commemorated with a statue in Lima for her work creating and interpreting waltzes with Afro-Peruvian rhythms. Bartra has recorded Granda songs amid Bartra’s own originals on three previous albums. Now, she completes the cycle with this affectionate collection of Granda’s greatest songs.

A Peru native residing in New York City, Corina received a Bachelor of Fine Art in drum performance from Long Island University, a Jazz Diploma in African Music from Mannes College of Music, and a Masters in vocal performance from Queens College. With the influences of Chabuca Granda, as well as popular American jazz musicians like Miles Davis and Sarah Vaughan, Corina pioneered a ground-breaking fusion of Jazz and Afro-Peruvian music. She was the first vocalist to incorporate the cajon and festejo groove of Criolla music with the swinging syncopated beats of jazz, giving her a unique and unprecedented sound. Bartra’s arrangements feature subtle but exciting instrumental textures and harmonies, and solos filled with inventive rhythms.

Tributo A Chabuca Granda was self produced, recorded at Capture Sound, and mixed and mastered by Paul Schellack. Other Corina Bartra projects include music for healing and transformation, a cause that she has supported through the release of several albums.

You can learn more about Corina Bartra at http://www.corinabartra.com.

For more information, images, or to arrange for an interview please contact Melissa Zeigler at Powderfinger Promotions: melissa(at)powderfingerpromo(dot)com.

Powderfinger Promotions–Independent Radio Promotion and Publicity. Since being founded in October 1994, Powderfinger has come to be regarded as a top indie radio promotion and publicity firm with ties across North America.


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