In most of Latin America, if you’re by the sea, there is bound to be a place called Miramar very close by. It will typically have a postcard view of the sea – and if music is playing, chances are that it will be boleros: the romantic ballads that originated in Cuba at the turn of the 20th century.
When Puerto Rican singer Rei Alvarez was looking to name a new Bolero project he searched for something simple that would be familiar to Spanish speakers; a name that would reflect the humble poetry of everyday life. Miramar seemed perfect: a romantic snapshot of a place both close and far away from home.
Miramar, the group, aims to capture that poetry through their music. Using a somewhat traditional instrumentation that includes organ, piano, guitar, bass, percussion and an occasional string quartet the group’s arrangements distill the essence of the golden age of boleros while adding touches that reveal the band’s scope and diversity.
While most of the members of Miramar have Puerto Rican roots, Marlysse Simmons Argandoña is a first generation Chilean American who brings a distinct South American flavor to her writing and arranging and singer Laura Ann Singh, although born in Tennessee, contributes a Brazilian flavor she owes to her years spent in Brazil singing mostly bossa nova.
Join us on February 22, 2018 for a fabulous performance by Miramar at In Your Ear Music and Recording Studio. Miramar will be accompanied by a string section from members of Classical Revolution RVA. First set will be Miramar alone, and second set they will be joined by Classical Revolution RVA string section.
Doors at 6:30PM, show at 7:30PM
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