Join Local Columbian Singing Sensation Marta Gomez and Friends @ The Regattabar: November 9th, Tuesday @ 7:30 p.m.
Singer/songwriter Marta Gomez is, beyond question, a brilliant rising star on the local and international Latin music scene. She currently tours internationally on a regular basis with Israeli superstar Idan Raichel and in addition, with her own band as well. She has produced over 70 original songs, at this point, which characterize a wide variety of genres from her native Columbia, Bolivia, Argentina and Peru. She embodies an impressive array of various different Latin rhythms representative of these styles within her work and yet still manages to produce songs of such universal appeal that they can easily be sung in many different languages. Overall, her compositions are highly characteristic of the traditional South American folk genres, displaying lyrics that speak of daily Columbian life and the social issues surrounding it. Gomez then skillfully adds elements from jazz, pop, and Caribbean music genres into the mix in order to create her own brand of Latin fusion.
Marta Gomez’s career started off with a bang as she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Berklee College of Music and was a recipient of a Best Achievement Scholarship award as well. Since then, she has gone on to be recognized as one of the 5 most prominent Columbian women of the year (2005) by her homeland’s Fucsia magazine. She has performed with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, John Mayer, Toto la Momposina, and Mercedes Sosa. Her recorded works have been included twice in compilations on the very popular world renown label Putumayo and were also incorporated into a TV soundtrack. Various of Gomez’s cds, of which she has recorded 5 so far, have been named by the Boston Globe as one of the 10 best albums of the year, nominated for a Latin Music Award by Billboard Magazine, or have propelled her to the title of Best National World-Music Act of the year by the Boston Phoenix. You can catch further details of this successful career by visiting her website.
Marta Gomez is presently promoting her newest album entitled Musiquita. During her performance at the Regattabar she will be accompanying herself on guitar, along with her band which includes Franco Pinna on drums and percussion, Fernando Heurgo on bass, Yulia Musayelyan on flute, and Roberto Cachimeul on various Andean instruments. If you attend this performance, be well prepared to walk away with a fabulous new cd to add to your world music collection!
When: November 9th, Tuesday @ 7:30 p.m.
Where: Regattabar (Harvard Square)
Tickets: $16.00 ($2.50 per ticket surcharge for online orders) (for more info on purchasing tickets call: 617-395-7757)
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