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Phone (613) 583-6275

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Mauricio, accompanied by a Quartet or by "La Banda Multifusion", offers audiences an exciting "intercultural fusion" of Latin American and World Beat music. His repertoire combines original songs from his new album "Baila Conmigo" with Folk Latin and gypsy songs, classical and flamenco gypsy guitar, instrumentals and social commentary songs of the New Trova (a latin folk movement of the 70’s and 80’s that reflects the struggle for peace in Latin America and the World). His new CD Baila Conmigo is a reflection of the social-musical soul of his Latin culture and his departure to Canada. His voice, energetic rhythms and his unique latin-gypsy guitar style are embraced with western instruments and contemporary arrangements.


Mauricio was born in Chile and at the age of seven, surrounded by folk singers in his family, friends and also gypsies tenting in his "barrio" (neighborhood) began to play guitar dedicating his first years to singing and playing Latin folk music, love songs and gypsy "rumbas". With the support of music teachers and professional musicians he obtained his grade eight in classical and performance guitar. In addition, he was involved singing and playing in university choirs, orchestras, flamenco dance companies, folk, pop and rock 'n roll bands in Chile and Argentina.

Having moved to Canada in 1993, Mauricio is now sharing his music with Canadian audiences at festivals, concerts venues, house concerts, workshops, benefit concerts and social events for private corporations. His concerts have been broadcast throughout Northern Ontario with the support of MCTV, the BOX TV, CKLU, CBC and CBON Radio stations and to the West of Canada by CBS Net Work. The STAR TV National Network produced 1.5 minute news special on the Album "Baila Conmigo", and Harbour Front Debut Concert for July 2001.

In addition to his musical career, Mauricio has a Bachelor and Honours Degree in Education with specialization in Learning Disorders, Music Therapy and Educational Research. After working as a Music Teacher in Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Mauricio now teaches guitar and music at the Renaissance School of Music in Kingston, Ontario.


Mauricio and the Multifusion Band invite audiences to join him, to share in his spirit and songs. Magical classical guitar and the driving latin rythyms create a hypnotic atmosphere, bringing people of all ages to their feet to celebrate Mauricio's spicy blend of Afro-Latin and World beat rhythms. Jazz and blues inflections and improvisations of North American musical styles join the Bossa-Samba rhythms of Brazil, the Afro-Caribbean hot-danceable beat of Mambo, Guajira, Pop Reggae, Merengue, and Cha-cha.


Ritmo & Color (Toronto, Ont. Harbour Front, 2001), Mill Race (Cambridge, Ont. 2001, 95), Northern Light Festival Boreal (Sudbury, Ont., 2001,99,96,95), Contact 2001 (Show Case Toronto), International Benefit Concert for Homeless Children of Colombia (Sudbury, Laurentian University, 2001), New York Benefit Concert (Red Cross, Sudbury, 2001), Cinefest International Festival of Movies (Sudbury, Ont. 2001,00,99), Latin-Canadian Christmas Concert featuring the Cuban Jazz pianist Hilario Duran and Soprano Diana Holloway (Sudbury, Sheridan Auditorium, 1999) Bonchere Festival (Pembroke,1998) Latin Passion TV Concert (broadcast by MCTV and CBS Net Work in various provinces in Canada, Dec.95,96) Earth Song (Hamilton,Ont.95), Trabun, a South American International Folk Festival (ARGENTINA,88,87,96). Led the Quartet Americas with classical guitarist Philip Candelaria on a Tour to Chile and Argentina (1996), Algoma University (Sault St. Marie, 1996,95) Development and Peace (Thunder Bay, 1994).


Mauricio has self produced three audio-cassettes: La Nueva Trova and Folk Music from Latin America and The New Trova and Folklore Volume 1 and 2. His new CD album "Baila Conmigo" (Dance with me) containing original songs features the International Cuban Jazz pianist Hilario Duran and a number of Northern Ontario singers and guitar players.

Contact Mauro through:
Global Music Productions, Independent.
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Quebec Management:
Phillippe Pitre


Waterloo, Ontario Management:
Neruda Productions, Isabel Cisterna


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