Mission: To create compositions that dignify the role of indigenous instruments in our urban musical cultures and that serves as a subtle invocation for people to bridge back to nature; to dialogue through artistic collaboration and outreach, inspiring curiosity and respect for the earth’s ethnosphere.

HIGHLIGHTED EXPERIENCE

  • Lighton International Artist Exchange Program Grant Recipient 2019
  • Amado Espinoza Trio, mainstage performance, Smoky Hill River Festival, Salina, KS 2019
  • Guest Professor, UMKC Graduate Department of Theatre (Fall, 2017-Winter, 2018)
  • Composer/Musical Director The Storytelling Project, 2018.
  • Guest Performer, Norte/Sur Ensemble, Austin, Texas, 2019.
  • Musician/Director Junkyard Orchestra, Open Spaces Festival, Kansas City, MO 2018
  • Artist Collaboration, The Resonator, with Nevin Aladag, Open Spaces Festival, 2018
  • Guest Performer, Harvest Moon Festival, with Mo Brings Plenty, October, 2016, 2018.
  • Musician with Jose Andre Montano, Bolivian Embassy, Washington, DC 2017.
  • Charangist, Daniel Deglein studio sessions, Havana, Cuba, 2017.
  • Charlotte St. Foundation 2017 Generative Performing Art Fellow.
  • Guest Performer, Kansas City Streetcar Million Rider Festival, 2017.
  • Co-director/composer: We are the Landscape contemporary indigenous performance, 2016.
  • Featured Performer, Ensemble Iberica, 2016-2019.
  • Guest Artist/educator, Washburn University World Music Program, 2016-2019
  • Recipient, ArtsKC inspiration grant, 2016.
  • Opening performer, TEDxKC, August 2015; TEDxYOUTH, April, 2016.
  • Charlotte Street Foundation Resident, 2015-2016.
  • Performer, Chalk and Walk Festival, Crown Center, KC, 2015-2016.
  • Featured Musician, Bolivian Society of St. Louis 50 th Anniversary Gala, 2015.
  • Comida KC performer, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, April 2015, May 2016.
  • Scholarship Recipient/Official Showcase Presenter: Folk Alliance International Music
  • Conference, Kansas City, MO, February 2015, 2017.
  • Host: Solstice Concert at Shane Evan’s Dream Studio, June 2014-15.
  • Musical Director, AYLLU, Latin American Music, 2014-19.
  • Featured guest, Gathering of Traditions, Just Off Broadway Theatre, December 2014.
  • Featured performer, Harmony Interfaith Choir: Misa Criolla, November, 2014.
  • Hispanic Festival (with Ayllu), 2014-17.
  • Musician, Ecuador Manta, Silver Dollar City World Fest, 2014.
  • Performer, Day of the Dead Street Fair, Topeka, Kansas, 2014-17.

OUTREACH

  • Co-Founder, Resonation Music and Arts, LLC. Bringing world music and ecology to the classroom
    and beyond.

Clients include: Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Folk Alliance International, Johnson County Community College, University of Kansas, Mulvane Art Museum (Topeka), Washburn University, Kansas City Public Libraries, Johnson County Libraries, Mid-Continent Libraries, Mattie Rhodes, Maya Yoga, Wellsville library, Paola Community Center, YMCA, ArtsTech, Shawnee Mission School District, Pembroke Hill Schools, Kansas Performing Arts Roster, Filipino Association of Greater Kansas City, Art in the Loop, KCCreates.

  • Musical Director, Filipino Association of Greater Kansas City’s Rondalla KC.
  • ArtSmart Educator, InterUrban Art House, Overland Park, KS, 2014-18.

BOLIVIAN HIGHLIGHTS

  • Director/curator, Ethnic Instruments Museum, Foundation Luis Ernesto de los Andes, Marikina, Bolivia, 2002-2007.
  • Produced eight albums of original music, 2002 – 2012.
  • Featured artist/workshop facilitator: Bolivian Festival of Percussion, La Paz, 2013
  • In-house composer, El Tapeque Social Circus, 2010-2012.
  • Composer/Set Designer, Teatro Mocambo, Award Winning Stageplay, 2011-2013.
  • Musical Director, Shokran, Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, 2011-12.
  • Percussionist, OIL Sessions Marro-planico, Bolivian Rock, 2008-19.
  • Featured Musician – Encounter of Ancestral Knowledge, Samaipata, Bolivia – 2011.

MUSICAL EDUCATION:

Milan Conservatory of Music, Cochabamba, Bolivia
Arabic Percussion: Luciano Berlucci, Buenos Aires Argentina.
Afro-Peruvian Percussion: Wilmer Palomino
African Percussion: Yamusa Sila
Auto-didactic studies of ethnomusicology, various regions of the Bolivian Highlands; Cuzco, Peru; Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Fluent in Spanish and English. Basic conversational Quechua.