The Meridian Brothers

HUDSON VALLEY LIVE & THE COLONY PRESENT:
MERIDIAN BROTHERS
THURSDAY 8.18.22
$20 ADV / $25 DOS
DOORS: 7PM / SHOW: 8PM
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Colombian guitarist and composer Eblis Alvarez started Meridian
Brothers back in 1998 as a vehicle for his own experimental music.
Over the years, the group has evolved into a five-piece band focused
on re-interpreting all manners of Latin Tropical styles with a strong
psychedelic and experimental sensibility. The Meridian Brothers’ music
uses popular Latin American rhythms, augmented by sampling techniques,
elaborate effect processing, and Eblis’ quirky and theatrical vocals,
which channel imaginary characters with both pathos and humor.

The group has released records on Soundway records, Names You can Trust
and Bongo Joe and have proved very popular in South America and Europe
where the band has toured extensively and has started to reach out to
an audience more familiar with indie rock and experimental than Latin
music.

Meridian’s new album is a tribute to New York’s 70’s era Salsa Dura.
For the project, they have created an avatar, a fictitious group named
El Grupo Renacimiento, and written a new repertoire trying to emulate
the writing style of those late 60’s and early 70’s groups while
retaining the Meridian Brothers idiosyncratic style of arranging and
recording. The sound of instruments has been modified to fit the
Meridian electronic templates, and the result is a fantastic album
true to the spirit of Salsa Dura and in line with Eblis Alvarez two
decade-long experiment with Latin tropical sounds.

The album will be released on the Ansonia label – a historical Latin
label that was specialized in Puerto Rican, Dominican and Cuban music
from the 1960’s and has only recently been revived and has made its
catalog finally available on digital platforms.
Meridian Brothers new album will be their first release in over 30
years – a nod from Ansonia Records to the legacy of Latin music
history as it steps into the modern era.

Eblis Alvarez has been an intricate part of the new generation of
Colombian musicians for the past ten years. He is also a former member
of Frente Cumbiero and a current member of trio Los Pirañas.

Meridian Brothers include Maria Valencia (saxophone, clarinet,
percussion and synthesizers), Damian Ponce (Percussion), Cesar Quevedo
(bass) and Alejandro Forero (electronics and synthesizers)

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Date

Aug 18 2022

Time

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location

Colony, 22 Rock City Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498, USA
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