OLG First Plays - El Ceibo

Artist: El Ceibo
Track: Valicha
Learn more: elceibofolklore.wixsite.com

About the track
From Patricio Llovet, leader of El Ceibo : "This track "Valicha" reflects my work not only as a percussionist but also as a band leader, artistic director, and producer. All overdubs were recorded and edited by me in my home studio. It also represents my search for a more meaningful connection with my roots through this music with local musicians, which showed me how I can connect with my roots, and also create new ones being far away from my home country."

About the artist
Formed in 2019, El Ceibo is a music group that performs a variety of Argentinian folk music. Among its repertoire, the audience can expect to experience arrangements of all time favourites as well as fresh new compositions that echo the rich and colourful sounds of this tradition. Based in Toronto, Canada, El Ceibo is comprised of professional musicians from both Canadian and Latin American cultural backgrounds, which seeks to honour this music, but also exemplify the wonderful diversity of the local music scene.

The OLG First Plays at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival seeks to showcase music by Ontario-based artists, regardless of age or career stage, who have not previously performed as a leader on an official TD Toronto Jazz Festival stage. Whether you're playing jazz, blues, funk, soul, R&B, hip-hop or more, we want to hear what's making you proud! For more information and the online submission form, click here.

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