In the language of the Wayuu, the indigenous people whose ancestral homeland lies on the border between Venezuela and Colombia, Aa’in means “soul”. Venezuelan singer Rebecca Roger and Colombian guitarist Sergio Laguado seek to bring together the music of both countries by focusing on what they have in common. Aa’in draws on the region’s rich musical heritage, and in particular the joropos, the music of the Llanos, the vast plains between Colombia and Venezuela where neither cattle nor music pay any heed to man-made borders.
For this concert, Aa’in will be joined on stage by two outstanding Venezuelan artists: Jorge Glem, who plays the cuatro, the national instrument more usually associated with folk music but which Glem has also used in classical, jazz and contemporary works. And maracas player Manuel Rangel, a worthy heir to the llanero tradition which has produced many great masters of this rarely showcased instrument.
voix, percussions et zapateao’ flamenco : Rebecca Roger
guitare et chœurs : Sergio Laguado
contrebasse et chœurs : Felipe Nicholls
cuatro, mandoline et chœurs : Jorge Glem
maracas, guitare et chœurs : Manuel Alejandro Rangel
voix et guasà : Margaux Delatour