El Viaje is a 12 year musical journey that includes new compositions and reimagined arrangements of works from our past 5 albums. Recorded and produced by Quijeremá at Musiquito Studios over the last 2 years, it is a proud moment for us to share this with you.
These 27 songs are the ones which our audiences have asked us to play, or that the musicians in quijeremá wanted to perform. Thus, this is an instinctive selection. Over these 12 years we have collaborated with many magnificent musicians from the usa, puerto rico, colombia, venezuela, méxico, uruguay, canada and chile. Many of whom our featured here including Alex de Grassi, John Santos and Jose Séves of Inti-Ilimani among others.
These musicians understand that some music has no borders, dwells in the unconscious, congregates the moment and speaks from the celestial—we thank all who made these recordings fragments of light.
Also included are musical interludes we have made for films - many of which we never perform live, though they are an integral part of our experimentation and impromptu studio and in-situ creation.
Quijeremá started as a trio and in many ways functions as a trio, though our music is made of many wonderful collaborations. The three of us: Quique Cruz, Jeremy Allen and Maria Fernanda Acuña, graciously offer this album to you to enjoy. purchase your copy
Quijeremá performs selected works from their new album, El Viaje (The Journey).
The Red Poppy Art House is a neighborhood center for the intersection of cultural and inter-generational artistic engagement located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. The Poppy is an artist-driven organization that seeks to empower and transform society by addressing current social issues that impact our community and society at large through creative processes.
Join on September 20-21 for two full days of live music. Upon arrival pick up a map and schedule at the info booth at Telegraph Ave. and Haste St. Prior to the event you can download a schedule/map here.
Quijeremá closes the event with a live performance in "The Village" from 7-9pm
Saturday offers a mix of outdoor and café music near UC Berkeley, Noon- 9 pm. People’s Park features a Dance Concert, Crafts Market and KIDS ZONE, Noon - 6 pm.
On Sunday, the “Ave” becomes a stage with a concert area, KIDS ZONE, street music, crafts and visitor activities.
Back by popular demand, and on the Cinco de Mayo weekend, the Chamber Ensemble will join with the Latin Jazz Fusion group Quijeremá in presenting selections from numerous Latin American countries. The mixture of harmonies and rhythms from Africa and Europe blended with various indigenous cultures from Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean Islands offer a deeper understanding and appreciation of our evolving world. The exuberance and pathos fundamental to these pieces is unmatched. Merritt College sits high in the Oakland hills with a stunning view of the entire Bay Area, from San Jose to Marin County. It is easily accessible and parking is plentiful.
Our dear and superb musician Ely Samuels will be joining us!
NOT TO BE MISSED!
$20 General, $10 Students (general tickets $5 higher at the door)Age limit: All ages
"Using various methods of artistic expression, Quijeremá is more than just a band.They are poets and multi-media designers. Combining sounds from almost all over Latin America, their music contains a multi-cultural vibe that is guaranteed to impress anyone." -- SF ReMezcla
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