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A Full House for Ensamble Gurrufio in Washington DC PDF Print E-mail
Written by Maria Herrera   
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 21:00

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The Venezuelan quartet “Ensamble Gurrufìo” ended their US tour on December 16 in the Jack Morton Auditorium of George Washington University, in DC. During the presentation to a full house, the audience had the opportunity to sing along to “gaitas”, traditional Venezuelan songs, such as “La cabra mocha”, “Sin rencor”, and a well-known song “Caballo Viejo”.

The concert began with a welcome speech made by a Venezuelan Diplomat of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the United States, Minister Counselor Carlos Ron, who highlighted the importance of this quartet on an international level. “Ensamble Gurrufío was founded in 1984 and was the first Venezuelan instrumental group to play in Carnegie Hall. They have taken their music to more than 50 countries, performing instrumental Venezuelan music.”

Ensamble Gurrufío is a celebrated quartet dedicated to the research, arrangement and reinterpretation of Venezuelan instrumental music. They have received, among others awards, the "Monseñor Pellín" award in 1998 for their contribution to the broadcasting of the cultural values of different Venezuelan regions. They also received the Venezuelan National Music Award for of their show “Ensamble Gurrufío: 15 years”.


The members of the quartet, Cheo Hurtado (cuatro), Juan Ernesto Laya (maracas), David Peña (bass) and Manuel Rojas (flute), thanked Citgo Petroleum Corporation, a subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the United States, and the audience for their support through the tour that started in Houston, continued to New York and ended in Washington D.C.

Press-Venezuelan Embassy to the U.S. / December 17, 2014 

 

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