Mini-Global Mashup: Jazz Piano Meets Venezuela
The Mini-Global Mashups continue through December 2022! Curated by acclaimed trumpeter and composer Frank London (The Klezmatics), the Mini-Global Mashup series is bringing together two amazing global music artists along with accompanists for an afternoon of music, conversation and exploration. Post-show Q&A.
Mini-Global Mashup: Jazz Piano Meets Venezuela presents American jazz artist Amina Claudine Myers and Venezuelan bandola llanera performing artist María Fernanda González.
María Fernanda González (Mafer Bandola) is a bandola llanera player, educator, self-taught composer, and journalist from Barquisimeto, Venezuela. She is one of the few women in the world performing the bandola professionally as a solo artist and has competed in and won renown music festivals of Joropo in Venezuela and Colombia. She is also a pioneer, experimenting with genres, sounds, and cross-cultural collaboration in her compositions, becoming the first woman to play the electric version of this instrument in 2016. She is both known as an innovator for her solo work and for her performances with LADAMA, a multinational band of four women from four countries, of which she is a co-founder and current member.