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.
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
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