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PAOLI MEJIAS DVD: DE JAZZAMBIA A MI TAMBOR

Contributors: Wilbert Sostre, Paoli Mejias

The new DVD from master percussionist Paoli Mejias is just coming out. De Jazzambia a mi Tambor was recorded at the Raul Julia Theatre in Santurce, Puerto Rico with some of the best musicians of the island.

The diversity of the music on De Jazzambia a mi Tambor range from Jazz, Salsa, Bomba, Plena, Rumba and more.

Synopsis

Recorded in high definition and available exclusively in Blu-ray format in 5.1 surround sound.

Performing for more than 25 years, Grammy nominee Paoli Mejías has distinguished himself as a young master percussionist and is ranked among the best in both salsa and Latin jazz. Paoli is now at the vanguard of Latin jazz as leader of his own Quintet with three successful CDs as band leader: "JAZZAMBIA"(2008), “Transcend” (2006) and “Mi Tambor” (2004) which received a Latin Grammy Award nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album. As a bandleader Paoli fuses straight-ahead jazz with African, Mediterranean & Caribbean folkloric rhythms to create a new dimension of Latin jazz that is global, energetic, and modern.

“PAOLI MEJIAS DE JAZZAMBIA A MI TAMBOR EL CONCIERTO” is a concert of Paoli Mejias performing with the best musicians in Puerto Rico many songs from his 3 CDs, and new songs he has written. This live recording is a captivating musical journey of Paoli’s evolution as musician, bandleader, and composer. Paoli documents a historical moment in Latin jazz, celebrating the diversity of his Puerto Rican heritage and showcasing the rich talent of the new generation of musicians in Puerto Rico.

PAOLI’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.paolimejias.com

DVD PROMO CLIP http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=59gvhne2dHY PAOLI’S CDS ON CD BABY http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/PaoliMejias PAOLI’S FAN PAGE ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paoli-Mejias/8312781155 PAOLI’S BLOG ON TUMBLR http://paolimejias.tumblr.com/ TWITTER http://twitter.com/paolimejias ITUNES http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jazzambia/id301865615

Tracks:

1-Diaspora Composed by Miguel Zenón, MaZenon Music (BMI) Fusion of jazz & African rhythms featuring Paoli on djembe & Miguel Zenón on alto sax

Alto Sax - Miguel Zenon Acoustic Bass - Alex Apolo Ayala Piano - Yancarlos Artime Drums Raul Maldonado Percussion (djembe)- Paoli Mejias

2-Jibarology Composed by Néstor Toro (BMI) Aguinaldo jíbaro campesino featuring Christian Nieves on Cuatro

Alto Sax - Miguel Zenon Acoustic Bass - Alex Apolo Ayala Piano - Yancarlos Artime Drums Raul Maldonado Cuatro - Christian Nieves Congas - Paoli Mejias

3-Logos Composed by Néstor Toro (BMI) Fusion of Mediterranean rhythms featuring Paoli on timbales

Alto Sax - Miguel Zenon Acoustic Bass - Alex Apolo Ayala Piano - Yancarlos Artime Drums Raul Maldonado Congas,Timbal - Paoli Mejias

4-Encomienda Composed by Miguel Zenón, MaZenon Music (BMI) Latin jazz featuring Miguel Zenón & Jonathan Suazo on alto sax

Alto Sax - Miguel Zenon Alto Sax - Jonathan Suazo Acoustic Bass - Alex Apolo Ayala Piano - Yancarlos Artime Drums - Raul Maldonado Congas - Paoli Mejias

5-El Cacique Rebelde Composed by Aldemar Valentín (BMI) Progressive Afro-jazz featuring L. Raúl Romero on guitar

Alto Sax - Miguel Zenon Electric Bass - Aldemar Valentin Piano - Yancarlos Artime Drums - Raul Maldonado Guitar - Raul Romero Congas - Paoli Mejias

6- Seres Composed by L. Raúl Romero, Line of Light Music (ASCAP) Experimental bomba of Loiza featuring Paoli on tambor primo & dancer Manuel Carmona

Soprano Sax - Ricardo Pons Soprano Sax - Tiko Ortiz Piano - Yancarlos Artime Drums - Raul Maldonado Bass - Aldemar Valentin Barriles - Javier Oquendo, Diego Centeno Barril Primo - Paoli Mejias Singer and Dancer - Manuel Carmona

7- Oye como suena Composed by Paoli Mejías (BMI) Arrangement by Ricardo Pons Salsa, descarga de percusión

Vocals - NG2 Bongos - Javier Oquendo Timbal - Daniel Diaz Congas - Paoli Mejias Drums - Raul Maldonado Alto Sax - Jonathan Suazo Tenor Sax - Ricardo Pons Trumpet - Luis Aquino Baby Bass - Alex Apolo Ayala Piano - Yancarlos Artime

8- Vengan Leones Composed by Paoli Mejías (BMI) Arrangement by Ricardo Pons Plena featuring Tito Matos on pandero Vocals NG2

Panderos de Plena - Tito Matos Timbal - Daniel Diaz Congas - Paoli Mejias Drums - Raul Maldonado Alto Sax - Jonathan Suazo Tenor Sax - Ricardo Pons Trumpet - Luis Aquino Baby Bass - Alex Apolo Ayala Piano - Yancarlos Artime

9- Metafisica Ancestral Composed by Paoli Mejías (BMI) & Pável Urkiza Arrangement by Pável Urkiza Orchestration by Javier Curet Bomba cancíón featuring Paoli & Amarilys Ríos Rosa on vocals, dancer Jenielys Villafañe Bultrón

Vocals - Paoli Mejias, Amarilys Rios Rosa Barril - Daniel Diaz Drums - Raul Maldonado Alto Sax - Jonathan suazo Tenor Sax - Ricardo Pons Trumpet - Luis Aquino Baby Bass - Alex Apolo Ayala Piano - Yancarlos Artime Dancer - Jenielys Villafañe Bultrón

10 - Rumba 7x4 con Yuba Ire Composed by Paoli Mejías (BMI) Featuring Afro-Caribbean folkloric group Yubá-Iré

Tumbadoras and Cajon - Dieguito Centeno, Felipe Singer - Hector Calderon Claves - Daniel Diaz Conga - Paoli Mejias Dancers - Yina Beltran y Jan Lee Aponte

11 - Hello Nany Composed by Yan Carlos Artime (ASCAP) Duet dedicated to Paoli's father featuring Yan Carlos Artime on piano, Paoli on bongo

Bongo - Paoli Mejias Piano - Yancarlos Artime

Crew Executive Producer: Paoli Mejias Associate Producer: Sarah Vogel

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