The Crossroads in Washington DC
Washington DC, November 8th 2004. (Embassy Press). Last Friday, November 5th, The Crossroads Ensemble performed at The Bolivarian Hall at the Venezuelan Embassy. Invited by Ambassador Bernardo Alvarez H., the ensemble performed a fusion of Klezmer, Venezuelan and Brazilian music.
The band members come from such distant lands as Israel, France and Venezuela.
The trio met in Boston when they where all going to school at the prestigious
Berklee College Of Music, more than a decade ago.
Juancho Herrera, the charismatic singer and guitar player from Venezuela, captivated the audience with a beautiful performance of Los Bilbilicos, a beautiful song from the 13th century in the Ladino language, also known as the sephardic Spanish.
The concert continued with songs from the Brazilian repertoire, one of
them, an instrumental version of Caetano Velosos Trilhos Urbanos.
Mr. Kleins flute transformed the halls atmospheres into
one full of sensuality and tranquility, which was the ideal mood for the
next piece: Whats new? A composition inspired in the question
long years of friendship and musical collaboration where felt not only
in the groups accomplished ensemble playing, but also individually
in each of their solos. French bass player Ben Zwerins versatility
Juancho Herrera and The Crossroads Ensemble live in New York where they
work as composers and performers. Mr. Herrera is presently mixing his
upcoming album with prestigious Venezuelan engineer and producer Fernando
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