AFRO JAZZ HIP HOP

Orestes is one of the most recognized drummers in Latin America. His work fusing musical genres including: Afro, Latin, Hip Hop, and Jazz has earned him international recognition.

He has travelled the world playing and collaborating with some of the most respected bands of

Latin America including; Los Amigos Invisibles, Gustavo Dudamel, Caloncho, Mcklopedia, Apache, Akapellah, Redbull Batalla de los Gallos.

 

His most recent production, titled "Experiencia Curiara", demonstrates the new sounds of Latin America. Where the textures and traditional songs, are combined with the most current jazz and electronic sounds, creating an energetic show that provokes many emotions, accompanied by instrumental virtuosity.

 

This show is the future. Using voices from his own album, which are real recordings of Venezuelan musicians, sampling them and using them live to generate sensations through many distinct rhythms and traditional songs mixed with hip hop and jazz.

 
 

Biography

Venezuelan musician, born in San Cristóbal, Táchira State. He discovered the drums of Venezuelan folk music at the age of 3. When he turned 6, he entered

the National System of Youth Orchestras of Venezuela - the largest musical movement of young people in Latin America -, where he specialized in Latin and

Afro-Venezuelan percussion. In 2007, he joined the National Children's Symphony of Venezuela, of Maestro Gustavo Dudamel (current director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of

Los Angeles), to later become a musician in the Simón Bolivar Symphonic Band.

His talent, dedication and relevance as one of the most important musicians in the  South American country, have allowed him to participate 5 times in the convention "The NAMM" in Los Angeles, United States of America, representing different international brands and touring with different artists. With his music, Orestes has had the chance to surprise the audiences of: Holland, Portugal, France, Belgium, Spain, the United States of America, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay,

his native Venezuela, Curaçao, Aruba and many more.

Throughout his career, he has collaborated with artists such as: Wisin, Alexis and Fido, La Vida Bohéme, McKlopedia (one of the most important Hip-Hop bands in Latin America), Rafael "El Pollo" Brito, C4 Trío, Achilles Báez, Los Amigos Invisibles, Caloncho and Centavrvs among many others.

His outstanding presence in social networks has allowed him to collaborate with different sponsors, among which are:

 

VATER PERCUSSION          BOSPHORUS CYMBALS                      CYMPAD                                        XYMOX PERCUSSION

PARRA DRUMS                   AQUARIAN DRUMHEADS                   SENSORY PERCUSSION             NATIVE INSTRUMENTS

ANGULAR DAMPERS       DORADO PADS                                       SANTA SUERTE.

 

Experiencia Curiara, is the name of his most recent release, it is the first project that brings Venezuelan traditional music to new places where it meets jazz, Latin rhythms, hip-hop and the undeniable virtuosity that is displayed on the stage by all the musicians who accompany him.

 

A concert that leaves one with an open mouth, after moving with sounds to a remote town on the coasts of Venezuela, going through different regions of Latin America to reach the greatest current rhythms such as jazz or hip-hop, an unparalleled sound and visual experience.

 

TOUR