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With its mesmerizing style and sound, the Lorena Guillén Tango Ensemble has captivated audiences with soulful arrangements of Argentine tango standards and original compositions that create a dynamic tango and pan-Latin fusion. The musicians in the group each have rich and extensive experience in Argentine tango, jazz, classical and contemporary music, and other world and popular music styles, all of which can be heard on their debut recording, The Other Side of My Heart. The program presented on the Alvas Showroom concert is based on this album’s material.

Band Members:

Lorena Guillen – Voice

Jacqui Carrasco – Violin

Alejandro Rutty – Electric Bass

Guy Capuzzo – Guitar

Adam Ricci – Piano

Eric Willie – Percussion

Based in North Carolina, the group has been committed to collaborations and concerts with the Latino organizations of the region, such as Casa Azul of Greensboro and the Hispanic League of Winston Salem, and their new recording reflects that community engagement. Developed by Lorena Guillén (lyricist/vocalist) and Alejandro Rutty (composer/bass player), “The Other Side of My Heart,” is an oral- history musical piece based on interviews with six Latina immigrants to NC. The women’s testimonies became the lyrics of six songs, and fragments of their recorded voices can be heard throughout the piece.

Artist’s Website:
Lorena Guillen


“The Other Side of My Heart” Album on YouTube:

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