Agúzate TV: Gabriel Alegría at Old Town School of Folk Music





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Uploaded on Feb 13, 2009

Gabriel Alegria is Peru's paramount jazz artist with several groundbreaking recordings that have firmly established this unique Afro-Peruvian jazz genre. Gabriel is currently the Associate Director of Jazz Studies at New York University and holds a doctorate degree in Jazz studies from the University of Southern California. In all of Gabriel's music, the rich legacy of the black music of coastal Peru can be heard in the context of contemporary jazz expression. The band is an all-star cast of Afro-Peruvian and Jazz artists that have helped define this unique genre.

Enjoy this exclusive clip of Gabriel Alegría's February 11th performance at the weekly World Music Concert Series at Old Town School of Folk Music. Agúzate TV had a chance to talk to the artists and record a little piece of Afro-Latin music history.

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