Based on Afro-Peruvian songs, Festejo is a festive and rhythmic celebration. The title invokes Peru’s most popular folk rhythm which was brought to life by salves who were working in the mines and fields of Peru. Composer Diana Saez has become well known as someone who brings authentic style to the music of Latin America […]
Traditional Venezuelan children’s song is arranged in the joropo style where the singers imitate the sounds of the Venezuelan harp and the cuatro.
Afro-Puerto Rican rhythm that was also a popular musical form among sugar-cane workers. The rhythm has its roots in West Africa, and in Diana Sáez’s engaging original work, the singers establish the rhythm in a clever introduction.
Traditional song from the Andes Mountains of Peru with a piano part that beautifully captures the spirit of a Latin American guitar and vocal lines.
This chant melody was brought to America from West Africa and is meant to be sung as a meditation. Pedal notes should sound like a drone that supports the melody. It all leads to an experience for the singers and listeners that is fully grounded in its origins and ethnic roots.