andres vadin valdes

carlos cuba          kamal kozah         johnny sandoval

carlos cuba          kamal kozah         johnny sandoval

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andres valdes is cuban. he studied classical guitar in havana and won the first prize in the Amadeo Roldan guitar contest when he was only twelve. he graduated from the Guillermo Tomas and Amadeo Roldan Conservatory of music and developed a passion for all kinds of music namely cuban, popular, jazz, rock,  flamenco and classical. he took master classes with Joaquin Clerch, Leo Brouwer, Jose Luis Rodriguez, Gerardo Nunez, Paco Jarana, Alfredo Lagos among other great guitarists. he also learned to accompany flamenco dancers like Maria Juncal as well as flamenco singers. his musical education let him move with total ease between all styles of music playing and making wonderful arrangements for the blues, the bossa nova, for flamenco, jazz, rock, pop, european folk, middle eastern and cuban songs. he composed music for the Compania de danzas espanolas Aires and the Compania flamenca Ecos.

andres played and recorded with many artists and groups such as Aceituna sin Hueso, Asere, Billy Cobhan, El Chato, Jorge Pardo, Saul Quiros, Antonio Carmona, Falete, Golden Glow, Jose Fernandez, Wadih El Safi and many others, touring throughout the united kingdom and europe, cuba and lebanon and playing in many festivals (Peter Gabriel Womad, Glastombury, Musicport world music festival). 

he started collaborating with singer/song writer kamal kozah in 2002 recording his guitar playing on mar then he went on composing, recording and signing the arrangements of over forty songs on projects such as in my house , chant de nuit, ka  and   fi layla , to be released shortly.

he loves mestizaje music.



 

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