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Gato Barbieri delivering the award to Jose Luis (La Habana, 2000).
The Second Edition of SGAE Latin Jazz Prize, organized by Sociedad General de Autores y Editores de España (SGAE) and Fundación Autor, was celebrated in 2000 as part of La Habana International Jazz Festival in Cuba. This prize was created to stimulate latin jazz composition and promote this music.
The invitation to participate was open for latin composers all over the world. There were six finalist composers: two cuban, two spanish, one dominican and one peruvian. The compositions were performed by the famous cuban band Irakere at the National Theater and José Luis Madueño won the second prize with his afroperuvian composition "Reencuentros".
The Jury was lead by the cuban musician Chucho Valdés and conformed by him and Gato Barbieri (Argentina), Danilo Pérez (Panama), Giovanni Hidalgo (Puerto Rico) and Max Sunyer (Spain).
Jose Luis's composition is based on the rhythmic pattern of festejo, a festive style from afroperuvian folk music developed on peruvian coast. This roots with latin jazz concepts are a fresh option for latin jazz listeners.
Through the next link you can listen Reencuentros recorded with Midi instruments and real perucussion (cajón peruano, congas, quijada de burro, cencerro y efectos)performed by the peruvian musician Leonardo "Gigio" Parodi :
Listen an audio demo of "Reencuentros"
The Jury (left to right): Jorge Pardo, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Chucho Valdés, Bobby Sanabria and Dave Valentin (La Havana, 2002).
José Luis Madueño was again finalist, this time at The Third Edition of SGAE Latin Jazz Prize, organized by Sociedad General de Autores y Editores de España (SGAE) and Fundación Autor and celebrated in 2002 as part of La Habana International Jazz Festival in Cuba.
The Jury was conformed by Chucho Valdés (Cuba), pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba (Cuba), sax and flute player Jorge Pardo (Spain), percussionist Bobby Sanabria (Puerto Rico) and the flute player Dave Valentin (United States).
This time the finalists were eight because of the quality of compositions: two from Cuba, two from Spain, two form Brazil, one from Colombia and one from Peru. The compositions were performed by the cuban band Irakere and Jose Luis won the second prize, this time with his afroperuvian composition "En el rincón".
Jose Luis bet again for competing with an afroperuvian style: festejo. This genre, developed mostly through peruvian coast, is a fresh sound for latin music listeners all over the word.
Listen to "En el rincon" performed live by Jose Luis Madueno Group