CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS

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Carlos Odría

     Peruvian-born guitarist Carlos Odria has been described as a "breathtakingly talented musician…with an immense technical skill" (Worcester Telegram) and as a "guitar wizard" (Gamble Rogers Fest). His original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards and Latin American tunes deliver an exciting blend of international styles such as bossanova, Afro-Peruvian festejo, rumba flamenca, and Afro-Caribbean vibes with an improvisational approach inspired by the rich tradition of American jazz. He holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from the Florida State University, where he also obtained a Certificate in World Music performance. He studied classical and Latin American folk guitar with acclaimed Peruvian guitarist Pepe Torres. Later on, he pursued advanced jazz studies with Richie Zellon, jazz guitar arranging with Leo Welch, and Venezuelan Cuatro at the Jose Luis Paz Conservatory in Maracaibo, Venezuela.

AMAZONIAN ARTISTS

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Rember Yahuarcani

       Rember Yahuarcani López is one the youngest and most recognized painters in the Amazon basin and has an amazing record of exhibitions and publications around Perú and in the world. With visionary symbolism, incorporating the wise perspective of his indigenous Uitoto nation in Peru, he successfully depicts a socialized  nature. Textures, colors and themes of his works suggest the vibrant life of the forest, conviviality of species and the visible and invisible beings of the Amazon. The magical movement of his forms and balance of his paintings depicts the edifying spirituality and life of the indigenous people of Amazonia.

Christian Bendayan

         Born in Iquitos in 1973. Self-taught artist; He has made eight individual exhibitions and participated in several group exhibitions in Peru and abroad. He represented Peru at the 2001 Mercosur Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and at the Bienal de Sao Paolo - Valencia 2007, Spain. In 2004, his work was part of the exhibition Contemporary Peruvian Painting of the Twentieth Century, in Seville, Spain, and Resistances at the Casa de América in Madrid in 2001. In 2000, he won the First Prize in the national competition of art Passport for an Artist, granted by the Embassy of France in Peru.

Gino Ceccarelli 

        Gino Ceccarelli was born in the Amazon in 1960. He studied at the Regional School of Fine Arts of Iquitos, followed his courses at the National Gino ceccarelli’s work is located in the wave of multiculturalism that has embraced contemporary arts since the 80’s. But his position is not centered on one aspect of the artistic activity, instead it fins roots in his personal biography. He was born in the vast geopolitical region which is the Amazon. He was reared in Lima, but has Italian origins, lives between France and Latin America. His work appears then like a stage: an space for the representation. The black background is silent. Not dark or somber, but loaded with mystery and resonance. Ceccarelli adds the technique and the influences of the ancient Italian masters to the representation of mythical figures from Amazon region.

William Llerena

Jairo Ramirez