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Richard Hildner Armacanqui

The inDIGenous Jazz Series is presented by Madison Music Collective and The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium. The concerts are held on the 3rd floor of Madison's Central Library. Each concert is free, all-ages, and open to the public

Richard Hildner is a Peruvian-American musician born in Madison that grew up playing Peruvian folk music with his family. His interests have since expanded to include jazz and other American and Latin-American music forms. In this concert, he presents original compositions which represent these innately complex and diverse musical worlds coming together and with the help of these amazing like-minded musicians, this presentation will reflect this process. Hilder notes, "My goal also is to highlight to Madison audiences that even though Latin-American communities in Madison aren't as visible and are marginalized economically and socially compared to the dominant community and culture, they are nonetheless weaving part of the cultural tapestry of this city just as much as anyone else." The evening will include two sets of a total of 10 original compositions with some different instrumentation for different pieces including 1 or 2 solo guitar pieces The rhythms will range from Afro-Peruvian festejo and Andean Huayno to Latin Jazz and Afro-Cuban son. He continues, "These pieces were composed by me at various times in my life out of a desire to create something that can bring me inspiration and hope."

Richard Hildner: Guitar, composition
Juan Tomás Martinez: voice y cajon
Nick Moran: bass
Tony Barba: saxophone and winds
Nat McIntosh: trombone
Yorel Lashley: congas
Aaron Gochberg: bongos

Earlier Event: May 8
Afro-Cuban Batá and Orisha Song
Later Event: May 12
Golpe Tierra @ Sabor A Cafe