On March 31, vocalist Lucia Pulido will finally celebrate the release of her 2008 Adventure Music debut, Waning Moon, with a performance at Joe’s Pub. With one of the richest voices on the international Latin musical scene today, Lucia Pulido has mined the musical traditions of her native Colombia and other Latin American countries in an ongoing search for a distinct, experimental style.
On Waning Moon, the Colombian-born Pulido fused the talents of cutting edge New York players with those of her fellow Latin American musicians.
Pulido’s ensemble, Palenque, pays homage to the "chirimía", one of the many types of Colombian street bands, using traditional genres such as cumbia and bullerengue from the Atlantic Coast, currulaos from the Pacific Coast as well as joropos of the Colombian Eastern Plains as the point of departure for creative musical excursions.
Pulido’s vocal sophistication is enhanced in genres such as herding songs (cantos de vaquería), funeral laments (alabaos) and harvest chants (cantos de zafra), which give the singer the liberty to explore her voice fully. The ensemble also performs songs written for Lucía by composers Iván Benavides and Sebastián Cruz. Cruz is currently the arranger, musical director and guitarist for Palenque, which also features Stomu Takeishi (bass), Adam Kolker (clarinet) and Ted Poor (drums).
The line for the March 31 show is:
Sebastián Cruz, guitar
Adam Kolker, clarinet
Stomu Takeishi, bass
Ted Poor, drums,
Lucía Pulido, voice
Special guest, Rafi Malkiel euphonium and trombone.