Edward Ramirez – Cuatro Madness
Edward Ramirez has been enjoying great success playing cuatro with a number of projects in Venezuela and beyond, including being named 2015 Artist of the Year by the Pepsi Music Awards. Since OneBeat, Edward has released two solo albums, “Parroquia” and “Cuatro, Maraca y Buche” (which also features OneBeat 2013 alum and maraca player Manuel Rangel). Edward’s band, C4 Trio, has received two Latin Grammy nominations and a Latin Grammy win for sound engineering, and the group has just released a 10th year anniversary DVD with an impressive array of special guests. Last year, Edward and 2013 alum Manuel Rangel toured around Venezuela, performing at schools, bars, and venues in 20 different towns. Edward has recently started a new project of “joropo tuyero”, a traditional kind of joropo music from the middle region of Venezuela, with talented singer Rafael Pino and OneBeat honorable mention Orestes Gomez. Edward says, “I love […]
OneBeat 2016: Othnell + Mukta
Tabla player Mukta Raste and mbira player, percussionist, and vocalist Othnell Moyo combine their rhythmic talents in this special duo moment, filmed atop the New Orleans levee / park area affectionately known as The End of the World. The five percussionists in this year’s OneBeat program spent a lot of time together trading music and techniques, and even formed a percussion ensemble that was featured in several performances. Video and audio by Jacob Blumberg (masonjarmusic.com).