Huntington, USA – Puerto Rican multi-instrumentalist William Cepeda has a new recording, “Branching Out” (Blue Jackel BJE 5037-2), where, in addition to developing his Afro-Puerto Rican roots and love for jazz, he explores other cultures.
“I have the great fortune of coming from a family of musicians and having been born in Loiza Aldea, where the tradition of Puerto Rican music lives today. This heritage is a precious gif to me. In this new CD I continue to expand the horizons of Puerto Rican music. This is the heritage our ancestors left us and we as artists must make our contribution for the future. In “Branching Out” I have opened my music to influences from other cultures , such as African, Indian, Andalusian (Spanish), and Arabic among others. Some of them form the roots of our own tradition. ”
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.