Afro-Venezuelan folk-music masterclass

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Discover Afro-Venezuelan folk-music with Jorge Glem.

Latin Grammy-winning cuatro player, mandolinist and musical producer, Jorge Glem is without a doubt one of Venezuela’s musical treasures. Born in Cumaná, Venezuela, Glem, who currently resides in New York City, has set out with a clear and driven purpose of presenting the Venezuelan cuatro as a universal instrument. His amazing talent and purpose have allowed him to share the stage with renown worldwide figures such as Paquito D’Rivera, Jordan Rudess, Rubén Blades, Carlos Vives, Calle 13, Natalia Lafoucarde, Gaby Moreno, Guaco, Desorden Público, Ensamble Gurrufío, Gualberto Ibarreto, Etienne Charles and many other important music personalities, accomplishing the fuse of this traditional instrument in genres such as jazz, salsa, bluegrass, rock, and pop.

Jorge Glem is also a founding member of the acclaimed ensemble C4Trio, who most recently won a Latin Grammy for their album ” Tiempo al Tiempo,” with renowned salsa artist Luis Enrique. Along with this second Latin Grammy win, this dynamic ensemble has been nominated three previous times for this award and is currently nominated for the second time to the prestigious Grammy presented by The Recording Academy.

Jorge Glem has also been the winner of prestigious awards such as “El Silbón de Oro,” “Siembra Del Cuatro,” and three Pepsi music awards for his album “En El Cerrito.” With three productions of his own, Glem is also currently participating in collaborations with folk accordionist Sam Reider, as well as a unique duo project with Cuban-Venezuelan pianist, composer, and arranger, Cesar Orozco. In 2019, Glem and Orozco successfully released their first album together, “Stringwise.” Glem has participated in over 200 productions and continues touring across the U.S., Latin America, and Europe and looks forward to many more collaborations incorporating the iconic Venezuelan cuatro.

Venezuelan music workshop for all instruments. What to expect:

  • Types of joropos and merengues
  • Improvisation on Venezuelan rhythms
  • Fusion of traditional rhythms
  • Techniques of Cuatro applied to other string instruments

Where: Rocklab (The lab), Rockhal, 5 Av. du Rock’n’Roll, 4083 Esch-sur-Alzette

When: 15h -18h

BELONG is hosted by IWHO asbl, and benefits from the support of ESCH 2022, the City of Esch-sur-Alzette, OEUVRE Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte, Rocklab, and Bâtiment IV.


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April 23, 2022 3:00 pm
April 23, 2022 6:00 pm
The lab
5 Av. du Rock'n'Roll, L-4083 Esch-sur-Alzette