Viento Callejero: L.A.-based Urban Cumbia Seeks Support
We look to you, our community, friends, family, fans, and the grace of strangers to help this musical dream become a reality
"As independent artists, it is important for us to feel free to create and interpret music that holds special meaning to us and to present it in a way that's relatable to all music lovers."- Viento Callejero
Published on LatinoLA: May 13, 2014
Los Angeles based Urban Cumbia music style independent trio artists Viento Callejero (Street Breeze), composed by Gloria Estrada on guitar, Federico Zuniga on bass and Gabriel Villa on drums, is inviting to all music lovers and fans to join the fun and support their music for the month of May, a KickStarter project to release together a fresh new album for this year.
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With your support, Viento Callejero will be able to complete their first recording, an inspiration that comes from the heart that has guided the band through the development and creation of their Cumbia flavor and 'musica callejera' style. As a start for this album, their first single "La Burrita" features great musical talent such as Eddika Organista (El Haru-Kuroi), vocals by Martha Gonzalez (Quetzal) and Leah Gallegos (Las Cafeteras).
Viento Callejero Performances:
May 14th ÔÇôMucho Residency at La Cita in Downtown LA
May 17th - Free event- 9thAnnual Celebrating Words Festival "Uniting Through Flor y Canto" at Ritchie Valens Park located at 10731 Laurel Cyn Blvd. Pacoima CA 91331
May 28th ÔÇôMucho Residency at La Cita in Downtown LA
The album is currently being recorded at Bedrock Studios with Producer/Engineer Eugene Toale (Kanye, Raekwon). The record consists of both original material and Classic Cumbia songs interpreted in a modern flavor with the help of their guest musicians. Your help will contribute towards, Recording, Mixing/Engineering, Mastering, CD Printing, Mechanical Licensing, CD Artwork, Guest musicians and Promotion.
About this great KickStarter, the trio was inspired to create by artistic influences such as Lucho Bermudez, Orquesta Sonora Curro, Los Corraleros de Majagual, Peregoyo y su Combo Vacana and wanted to pay tribute to these artists by recreating classic songs by fusing together of organic and electronic components with new and contemporary sound, but never forgetting their urban style with Rock, Soul, Hip-Hop, Reggae, & Tropical; key components to develop each song, showcasing with independent artists their talent and musical camaraderie of the Latin Indie Music scene.
The musical trio formed in 2013, bringing together their rawest elements of fresh and infectious urban approach, breaking down the rhythmic and melodic pulse of Cumbia Colombiana, Son Montuno, Merengue, reggae, Dance Hall, Funk and Rock. Creating a one-of-a-kind musical experience every time, the band creates a unique approach to their musical endeavor by inviting and featuring different vocalists for every performance. Re-mixing and re-interpreting the Classic Cumbias in dance halls all over the world, the band has become the newest incarnation of the L.A. movement.
The group members and their musical background:
[/b]Gloria Estrada - Guitar (Boyle Heights, L.A.)[/b]
- Former Guitarist of La Santa Cecilia
- Collaborated or played with: Maria del Pilar, Carla Morrison, Irene Diaz, David Garza, Perrozompopo, Fernanda Ulibarri, Susana Baca, Quetzal, Finger Dancers, Entre Mujeres
- Graduated USC Thornton School of Music
Gabriel Villa - Drums- (Cali Colombia)
- Current member of Chicano Batman
- Studied drums at the "Conservatoire de Region" (Toulouse-France) studied drums with Mr. Carlos E. Perez Ferrin (Colombia) and Mr.JosephFillatreau (France)
-Played and participated with bands Tangamandapio-1999, Chrysalid-2002
Federico Zuniga - Bass- (East San Jos?®, California)
- Has collaborated or played with: Sistema Bomb, Tokeson, Los Hijos de Jos?®, La Colectiva,
De Rompe y Raja, Son De Madera, and Patricio Hidalgo y El AfroJarocho, Hector Guerra
-Studied Music under Artemio Posadas, Felipe Pumarada (former musical director of Eva Ayll??n), and F?®lix "liche" Oseguera (Musical director of Chuchumbe and Relicario)
VIENTO CALLEJERO'S musical guests:
Martha Gonz?ílez (Quetzal), Eddika Organista (El Haru Kuroi), Leah Gallegos (Las Cafeteras), Edgar Modesto (Buyepongo), and Hector Guerra (Pachamama Crew).
Your contribution will help!