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by Alfredo Cáceres & Waldo Valenzuela

Hispanica guitar duet blends music styles from South America, Central America, Spain and Middle Eastern all fusioned with a twist of Jazz.
Genre: World: World Fusion
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1. Six Times Two
Alfredo Cáceres & Waldo Valenzuela
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2. La Ciudad de los Sueños
Alfredo Cáceres & Waldo Valenzuela
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3. Pepi
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4. La Bull
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5. De la Camargue a Paris
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6. Del Sur
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7. Si Esto Es Amor
Alfredo Cáceres & Waldo Valenzuela
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8. Cosmic Path, Pt. II
Alfredo Cáceres & Waldo Valenzuela
5:36 $0.99
9. Arce
Alfredo Cáceres & Waldo Valenzuela
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10. Calle Niebla
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11. Rio McBoogie, Pt. II
Alfredo Cáceres & Waldo Valenzuela
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Album Notes

The project’s basic premise is to set an acoustic album that describes our musical journey as Guitarists and Composers, now as a duo. The main idea of this recording is to put together a set of nylon guitar styles that covers music from South America, Central America, Spain and Middle Eastern.
We have included some ethnic rhythms like “Chacarera” from Argentina/Chile, “Partido Alto” and “Marcha Rancho” from Brazil, “Bolero” and “Salsa” from Central America as well as “Rumba Flamenca” from Spain, “Gipsy Jazz” and some Middle Eastern rhythms, all fusioned with a twist of Jazz.
As a result of our different influences as musicians is that finally our album has ended as a beautiful world music guitar project.
We had the fortune to count with some of the best musicians of Los Angeles as well as some of the best instrumentists worldwide.
We are so proud to present HISPANICA, a humble rendition to our main engine in life….Music.

Alfredo Cáceres

Born and raised in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Cáceres, a complete guitarist and composer, has been involved in a wide variety of projects and bands in styles ranging from World music, Flamenco, Jazz, Brazilian, Salsa, Pop and Latin. He has collaborated on several recordings in local and international productions, as well as in different festivals in the United States and in Europe. Alfredo has been living in the United States full-time since 2009, and has played alongside many different artists in the World Music arena, such as Persian singer Hamed Nikpay, guitarist Russ Hewitt, the Gypsy All Stars (of the Gipsy Kings family), Mario Reyes, and Marcus Nand (Ziroq), just to name a few.
In 2012, Cáceres released his first solo album in the U.S., one that involves a variety of his original compositions within the last ten years, recorded in his hometown of Guatemala and in Los Angeles, California.
Alfredo’s musical education started in this homeland of Guatemala with his first teacher, his father, Alfredo Cáceres Sr. He would later continue to study with different guitarists such as with spanish guitarist Paco Galiano in flamenco and with German Giordano in jazz. He also learned sight reading with William Orbaugh, as well as with drummers Byron Campo and Fernando Martin at the Poliritmos Academy.
Alfredo traveled to Seville, Spain on a three year scholarship from the Fundación Cristina Heeren de Arte Flamenco. While there, he trained extensively under different well known Flamenco guitarists such as Miguel Ángel Cortés, Niño de Pura, Eduardo Rebollar, Paco Serrano, Paco Cortés, Juan Manuel Canizares, Manolo Sanlúcar, and Rafael Canizares, among others. At the Fundación, he received instruction for two years in flamenco compás (Flamenco rythms) from Paco de Lucía’s dancer & cajón player, the late Manolo Soler.
After being in Spain, Cáceres attended the U.S. at Brookhaven College in Dallas, Texas on a two year scholarship, giving him the opportunity to play jazz guitar and go on tour in the U.S. and in Mexico with the award-winning Brookhaven Vocal Jazz Ensemble. In Brookhaven College, he pursued jazz guitar with guitarist Paul Metzger. Subsequently, Alfredo came to live in California where he occasionally studies with world renowned guitarist Jorge Strunz from the guitar duet Strunz & Farah.

Waldo Valenzuela

Guitarist and Sound Engineer of Chilean origin.
In 1987 he relocated from Vallenar to Valdivia (Chile), where he studied Acoustic Engineering for 4 years. Due to the strong Jazz and Rock influence in Valdivia at that time, Waldo honed and perfected his skills in those styles of Music as well as traditional South American Music and Spanish guitar.
By 1991 he transferred to Santiago de Chile where he finished his university studies, graduating in Sound Engineering.
He has participated as a musician in numerous projects and with some of the best bands in Chile, DeKiruza and Gondwana, to name a few.
Currently he is extending his horizons, laying down roots in Los Angeles, CA.
Now settled in the U.S.A. he continues to develop as an Engineer in Audio Post Production for Cinema and Television, in Burbank, CA.
Along with his work in Post Production he has become known as an innovative guitarist and music producer.



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