Garage-door weather, Vicio Mezcal, and lots of great cocktails calls for the return of Magdaliz and Her Latin Trio CRISOL at Dock Street Cannery + Tasting Lounge!
Crisol, Spanish for melting pot, is an ensemble that is dedicated to the interpretation of a variety of folk and traditional music genres from Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, and other parts of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Expect to hear a selection of Romantic Puerto Rican Boleros, energetic Mexican Mariachi music, feisty Cuban Sones, sensuous Colombian Cumbias, contagious Dominican Merengues, jazzy Brazilian Bossa Novas and more.
ABOUT THE BAND:
Magdaliz Roura (guitar and voice)
Luis Cuevas (violin and voice)
Christian Noguera (percussion and voice)
Magdaliz Roura is the co-founder, manager, guitarist, and lead singer of the Latin Ensemble “Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol”. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from an early age, she showed a talent for music by singing, playing instruments by ear, and improvising. She has performed with many and varied musical ensembles, and choirs, in Puerto Rico and the USA.
After obtaining her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico she moved to Philadelphia in 1994 to continue her education in the Music Therapy field. She has been living in Philadelphia since then and works as a musician, music therapist, Spanish teacher, dancer, licensed medical interpreter trainer, certified Spanish interpreter in the courts and hospitals. She has also volunteered for different entities that cater to the Latin community. You can see her perform as a soloist, with her ensemble “Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol”, or as guest artist with other ensembles.
Christian Gabriel Noguera is a percussionist and educator focused on folklore and popular music from Latin America and the Caribbean. He was born in Misiones, Argentina and started playing percussion at the age of 13. In 2003, he moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he studied at the Music School of Buenos Aires (EMBA). After receiving his degree in 2009, he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he’s been teaching percussion and performing throughout the city and the surrounding areas.
Luis Eduardo Cuevas is a Venezuelan violinist who began to study violin with his father at the age of seven. He continued his studies at the Mozarteum Caracas School of Music. Mr. Cuevas has won many classical performance awards and first place on three editions at The Violin Festival of Los Andes, playing Venezuelan folk popular music. He has participated in master classes, performed with several major orchestras and string quartets, and has attended many important festivals. He performs with different ensembles all over the USA.
Juan Vicente Garcia-Bossio received his Professional Musician Diploma (electric bass concentration) from EMC Berkley School of Music International Network, his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Eastern University and his Master of Arts in Music Therapy from Drexel University. Juan has many years of experience teaching electric bass and working a professional bass player, performing and recording with several artists in Philadelphia, New York and overseas. Juan has toured, performed and recorded several albums with a wide variety of bands, including TV and radio shows as well as sporting events. Juan also works as a full-time music therapist, and he has experience working with a variety of ages and populations in the music therapy field.