Welcome to Harp Media`s Musicians & their Bio`s...
BIOGRAPHY of Elvis Sanchez - Quena , charango, samponas , vihuela , cuatro .
Elvis Sanchez is from Peru. He specializes in pan flutes, South American flutes, guitar, vihuela, charango, cuatro and a variety of Peruvian drums. In 2000 he moved to Canada and started his new band: Rukanas This band has released five CD’s, one of which is promoted by Borealis Record Company. In 2005 Rukanas received the nomination for “Premiosomos” for the best folk band in Canada at the Latin American Achievement Awards.
BIOGRAPHY of -Roberto Riveron - Baby Bass , Electric Bass.
Studied guitar and bass at the National School of Arts (ENA) in Havana, Cuba; Harmony , Arranging , and composition (self-taught).
Roberto Riverón has become the leading studio bassist in Cuba. In 2001, he played on two grammy-nominated albums: "La fórmula" and "La rumba soy yo" . Riverón was a founding member of Klimax, played on all three albums, and contributed several arrangements, including the breathtaking "Regalo de Amor”.
Biography Of Ruben " Benny " Esguerra - Minor Percussion , & Special Effects.
Born in Colombia - Ruben 'Benny' Esguerra is a multi-instrumentalist, lyricist and arts educator. As a song writer he has performed his pieces in the 'tenth annual HipHop festival' held in Havana, Cuba as well as the '16th world festival of students' held in Caracas, Venezuela, participated in the 7th Annual 2008 National CBC Radio Poetry Face-Off and just returned from performing in Viña del Mar, Chile in 2010. Ruben holds a M.A.. degree in Musicology/Ethnomusicology.
As a song writer he has performed his pieces in the 'tenth annual HipHop festival' held in Havana, Cuba as well as the '16th world festival of students' held in Caracas, Venezuela, participated in the 7th Annual 2008 National CBC Radio Poetry Face-Off and just returned from performing in Viña del Mar, Chile in 2010.
As an arts educator Benny has been a Music Tutor, Course Director and Lecturer in the Music Department at York University since the age of 22.
BIOGRAPHY of Carlos Anesetti - Guitar .
Carlos is from Montevideo, Uruguay. He started his guitar studies at the age of seven at Jaurena Music Academy.
In 1992 he founded the Candombe Rock Band (Bandosur), along with other local musicians. He has played for several years at clubs in downtown Toronto and the Beaches Jazz Festival. He was part of several projects for the CBC and in 2007 was involved in the writing and recording songs for the movie “14 Days in Paradise”. Today Carlos is the guitarist and musical director of the Magia Negra Candombe Band.
BIOGRAPHY of Yarko Antonevych - Bandura .
Yarko was born in Canada, and is of Ukrainian of origin. At an early age, he began Bandura classes. He has an extensive musical career, participated in important events in his community and his musical insertion into the Latin music had been very interesting.
In mid-July he met Martha and she invited him to participate in this concert achieving not only the fusion of two instruments but also the musical fusion of two continents.
Biography Of Cuerda de Tambores Magia Negra
A Toronto based Drum and Dance Company that performs Candombe, a lively and high energy Afro-Uruguayan rhythm. A joyous and colorful celebration of dynamic talent, thrilling energy, sensual dancing and magical drums!
Biography Of Rory Garay Ferreira - Harpist
Rory was born on January 5, 2000 at the Toronto General Hospital – A true Torontonian!
Since October 2010 he has selected the Harp as his instrument of choice after trying several others, when he saw Martha Mazzoleni playing on her Harp. From very early age, he has shown strong interest in music and artistic expressions.
Since February 2011, he began his harp lessons with Martha Mazzoleni, including two presentations. In addition to having fun with his harp, he is a strong fan of sports including Karate and Soccer and environmental outdoor activities. In December 2010, in Paraguay, his parents bought him his first harp and so began his first five classes with the Paraguayan Harp Master, Jorge Caceres (Cigar Poi) - a harp teacher at the Institute of Fine Arts, Faculty of Applied Sciences UNP(University National of Pilar).