Guitarist, singer-songwriter and composer Pablo Reyes is known as a very innovative and passionate musician within European, North and Latin American circles. His music explores connections between Latin American Folklore, Jazz, Rock and World Music. Originally born in Mexico and partly raised in Brazil, he began paying guitar at the age of 10. He moved to Europe in 2008 to pursue his artistic career. After 5 years between Barcelona and the Netherlands, Reyes is currently based in New York City.
He graduated from the prestigious Jazz program at the Amsterdam Conservatory and later on earned a Masters degree in World Music Studies at the CODARTS Rotterdam Conservatory in 2013. He was invited back to CODARTS as an Artist in Residence during 2014. Currently living in the Big Apple, Pablo Reyes is an artist that undoubtedly reveals his ‘nomadic nature’ and life experience in his musical sensibility, a strongly embedded inner urge for constant motion and experiment that creates a unique musical-artistic style. Reyes has released 2 albums as a leader, “Hojarasca” (2012) and “Molino de viento” (2013), for the independent Mexican record label “INTOLERANCIA,” and one EP “Rocosa Mar” (2014) with his alternate project MULIX; all are available on iTunes. His new single “DUNA” (2016) was released independently in the US and is also available on iTunes. In “DUNA”, Reyes discusses migration and the process of starting over again, quite a frequent topic in the life history of this eclectic artist who could be classified as a collage composer, since multiple influences reside in his creative work.
Born in Granada, Spain and now based in New York, singer/song-writer, Lara Bello conveys the music of her hometown: Flamenco, Arabic melodies and Mediterranean roots masterfully fused with African and Latin American rhythms. Her magical voice expressively touches your heart whilst her poetic lyrics take you on a beautiful journey. She was named Spanish World Music Artist of the Year in 2010 (World Music Charts Europe) for her debut recording, Niña pez (2009). In 2012 her second recording, Primero amarillo después malva, received rave reviews in the United States and Latin America from People Magazine and NPR’s “The World.” In 2013 her third recording, Por el agua de Granada: Cancionero lorquiano, based on traditional Spanish songs compiled by poet Federico García Lorca, was featured on CNN.
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Sofia Ribeiro is one of the greatest voices from Portugal, a magnificent singer who has the ability to immediately attract the listener to her unique musical universe, blending elements of jazz, Brazilian and Portuguese music. Well-known for her strong and emotional performances, the outstanding Portuguese singer has been captivating audiences all over the world with her charming and powerful sound.Sofia has a diploma in jazz performance from “Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo do Porto”, where she studied with the Portuguese singer Maria João and the Dutch jazz vocalist Fay Claassen. During her studies she did a one year exchange program in Barcelona at “Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya”, and another one at the famous Berklee College of Music, in Boston, who offered her a scholarship. She was a student of the famous vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and music educator Bob Stoloff, and was awarded the “Oliver Wagmann Memorial Scholarship”, for an “outstanding vocalist demonstrating academic excellence at the college”. Later she received a master’s degree in jazz performance with “great distinction” from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, where she studied with the Belgium renowned jazz singer David Linx. During her master’s studies she went to study for one year at the prestigious “Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris” (CNSNDP) with an “Erasmus” scholarship.