Andres Salguero to Release New Album 'Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres!' This April
One of the most exciting new voices on the family music scene, Andrés Salguero, will release a new album -- an ebullient celebration of Latin culture titled ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! -- in April, to honor El Día de los Niños.
A native of Colombia (now living in the Washington, DC area), Andrés Salguero brings an authenticity to his work that simply can't be matched by musicians who weren't born and raised south of the border.
In ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! Andrés takes families on a fun-filled, high-energy musical tour of countries such as Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Argentina, with an emphasis on experiencing the real music of each region -- salsa, bachata, plena, mariachi, and more -- while learning mucho Español along the way.
This joyous treasure trove of Latin rhythms and instrumental colors features the talents of such world-class artists as renowned percussionist Hector "Coco" Barez, living legend of Latin jazz Al Williams III, and award-winning jazz trombonist Kevin Cerovich. Michael Lazarus, whose track record includes the 2013 and 2014 GRAMMY® winners for Best Tropical Latin Album, took over the mastering of ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! Illustrations by award-winning Colombian artist Carlos Diaz Consuegra grace the CD's beautiful Spanish/English lyrics booklet and cover.
Says Andrés Salguero, "As a musician who has played many types of Latin music, I don't want to make songs that may perhaps sound a little Latino but are, in reality, only a pastiche of 'Latin' sounds. I want to make songs that, on their own, are each great exemplars of the genre. I want grown-ups who are familiar with this music to say, 'This is the real stuff.'"
ANDRÉS SALGUERO IN PERFORMANCE
Highlights - March - July
March 1 - The National Theatre - Washington, DC
March 22 - World Café Live - Philadelphia, PA
April 22 - 25 - Library Tour - Boston, MA, to celebrate El Día de los Niños.
May 3 - CD Release Show! Old Town Theater - Alexandria, VA
July 12 - Family Day at La Casa Azul Bookstore - NYC (in partnership with the Latin Alternative Music Conference)
Check out Andrés Salguero's website at www.123andres.com
Watch Andrés Salguero's "If I Had a Mariachi" video HERE.