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Correo Afreo Trio at Hoffman Center


Correo Aereo (Air Mail) Trio is an award winning acoustic multi-instrumental and vocal Latin/World Music Trio. They perform traditional music of Latin America: especially of Venezuela, Argentina & Mexico, as well as their own original music deeply inspired by swimming and playing in these ancient rivers of traditions while being alive to organic innovation.

Together, Abel Rocha, Madeleine Sosin and Amy Denio combine an array of string, percussive and reed instruments with silken vocal harmonies described as “locked in carnal embrace” by the Austin Chronicle. Their music is richly poly-rhythmic and soulfully melodic. Fiery, haunting, joyful! Abel sings & plays harp, guitar and cuatro. Madeleine sings & plays violin, maracas, bombo and jarana. Amy Denio sings and plays clarinet, and accordion.

Dr. Juan Tony Guzman, Head of the Jazz Dept. at Luther College writes: “Listening to their performance one can unite space and time across cultures.”

Correo Aereo was selected winner of the prestigious Austin Music Award for ‘Best Traditional Mexican/Latino Act’.

In addition to their CDs, ‘Provinces’, ‘Lo Que Me Dijo El Viento’ and ‘Para Cantarle Al Rio’, the music of Correo Aereo can be found on compilations such as Putumayo Records international release ‘Music Of Coffee Lands II’, the City of Austin, Texas limited edition CD ‘On Any Given Evening’, and Disc Makers ‘Independent Music World Series ‘IMWS- The Top 16 Acts From The West 2006′, plus a collaborative track on Norway’s label KKV, ‘Songs Across Walls of Separation’ an international CD project. Their contributed tracks on other artists CD’s include Calexico, Santiago Jimenez Jr. and Toni Price.

Their music is featured in film and CD soundtracks of Universal Pictures, The Life of David Gale directed by Alan Parker and Nicolas Cage and starring Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet and Laura Linney. They appear in film and CD soundtracks for the music documentary, Before The Music Dies (B4MD), by Andrew Shapter and Joel Rasmussen, Faron West Productions, in such company as; Elvis Costello, Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II, Dave Matthews, Erykah Badu, Branford Marsalis, Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, ?uestlove, Calexico, and more. Before The Music Diescurrently airs on the IFC TV Channel.

Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda, Manzanita

7 p.m. Saturday March 2. $15 admission, cash only.