Andrea Tierra, vocals
Edmar Castaneda, harp
Other musicians, TBA
Hailing from Medellin, Colombia, Andrea Tierra blends Latin American rhythms with jazz and her poetry to create a one of a kind musical brew.
Her songs focus on the progressive, challenging injustices as they pertain to love, to life and to the Land as her own name says,("Tierra" means "Earth" in spanish).
With a rare contralto voice that pierces the heart, Andrea Tierra transcends the age gap with the intensity that only a musical leader can do. With her new project, a quartet including exotic instruments as the colombian harp and Tiple, Andrea builds a world of poetry walking through latin american rhythms as Cumbia, Bambuco and Joropo(Colombia), Zamba (Argentina), Lando (Peru) Bossa Nova and Samba (Brasil), Flamenco (Spain), mixed with the unique New York style.
Her first Cd “Melodía Verde” released 2008 is a hole trip around latin America with a New York sensibility.
In 2006 Andrea released her first Poetry Book called “Canto” (Singing), where she developed a new concept of poetry mixing her colombian roots with the US culture and her own experiences as inmigrant and New York resident.
Among the many stages where she performed, she had the opportunity to sing in the annual Colombian heritage festival held at the Madison Square Garden and was one of the audience’s favorite artists.
Andrea Tierra, has performed at The New Orleans Jazz Festival, The Bayside Festival of Miami, The Latino Festival of New York, Lowell Folk Festival, Jazz Festivals in Colombia, Uruguay, Panama, Italy, Spain, Germany, Amsterdam, Austria and world music re-known venues as Jazz Gallery, Zinc bar,Jazz at Lincon Center, Rose Theater, Sweet Rhythm, Jazz Standard, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Kennedy Center, Blue Note, among others.
A performance art legacy-- having been a member of her father's traveling theater company since childhood-- ANDREA TIERRA delivers an intensity in music that could be described in words, but is much better experienced.
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