Wednesday, November 29, 2023, 6-8:30pm will continue our music series held at El Cerrito Natural Grocery Company Prepared Food Annex (The Annex) – “The Annex Sessions”
“Cuero y Cuerdas” is a duo composed of two of the most active and prolific Latin Musicians in the Bay Area.
Bolivian born Gabriel Navia on Guitar/vocals and Percusionist/vocalist Edgardo Cambón a native of Uruguay.
Both multiple recording artists are deeply immersed in many Latin styles from South America, the Caribbean, Europe and North America.
The repertoire spans from Spanish Flamenco forms, to Afro Cuban Son, Boleros, Cha-Cha-Cha, Guaracha, Uruguayan Candombe, and opens up at times to more contemporary rhythms and Jazz, as well as an occasional original composition.
“Cuero y Cuerdas” translated as “Skins and Strings” says it all!
Born in Montevideo, Edgardo Cambón is a Percussionist, Vocalist, Educator and Band Leader with over 36 years of professional experience. A much in demand musician in the U.S.A, he has performed or recorded with artist like Jesús “Chucho” Valdés, Eddie Palmieri, Santana, Jerry Rivera, Eddie Santiago, Keith Terry, Omar Sosa, Andy Narell, Rebeca Mauleón, Giovanni Hidalgo, Eddie Montalvo and Johny Rodriguez among many others. He is an LP (Latin Percussion) instruments endorser and has traveled worldwide as an LP clinician.
Since 1986 he leads on Congas and lead Vocals the acclaimed Salsa Band “Candela,” with four recordings available of mainly his own compositions.
Born into a musical family, Gabriel Navia is an artist, producer, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and composer. He has collaborated on two albums nominated for the Latin Grammys. (“Piano & Charango” and “Carnaval in Piano Charango” by artists Chuchito Valdes and Eddy Navia.)
Gabriel is one of the most foremost exponents of Latin music in the Bay Area, combining Latin music with flamenco, jazz, and contemporary sounds with a unique style.
He started his professional music career as a charango player, touring and recording with the Andean music band Sukay at the age of eleven. Led by his father Eddy Navia.
He has continued working on stage and in the recording studio with artist such as Chuchito Valdes, Eddy Navia, Fito Reinoso, Daniel Fries (Gabo & Daniel), Wayne Wallace, Jack Douglas, Richard Howell, Charlie Musselwhite, Orestes Vilato, Karl Perazzo, John Santos, Calixto Oviedo, Marc Van Wageningen, Joe Craven, Jeff Massanari, Colin Douglas, Netta Brielle, Edgardo Cambon (Candela), Sandy Perez (Muñequitos de Matanzas), Fogo Na roupa, Los Kjarkas, Willy Claure, Grillo Villegas, Savia Andina, Melecio Magdaluyo, Fernando Jimenez, Carlos Caro, John Calloway, Greg Sudmier, Georges Lammam (Hola Yallah a Latin Arabia duo), Sukay, Diablo Ballet and the San Francisco Symphony among others.
A post-graduate from Conservatori Del Liceu de Barcelona. He has also studied with great masters from Bolivia, Cuba, Spain and the U.S. After attending the Instituto Eduardo Laredo in Cochabamba, Bolivia and the School of the Arts of San Francisco, California, he went on to attend the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the Jazz School of Berkley CA and in 2002 he received Outstanding Musician Awards at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. In 2007 he also received a scholarship from Fundación Carolina to do a music postgraduate with flamenco master Manuel Granados at the Conservatori Del Liceu de Barcelona.
The Natural Grocery Company is proud to present this series in partnership with SunJams and Javier Navarrette Music Productions.
SunJams is committed to funding children’s music education in underserved public elementary schools. Your donation will help support this ongoing program.
All of the proceeds will go directly to our network of local musicians, each of whom have been severely impacted by the lack of events during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Whether you donate $10, $100, or $1000 – any amount helps and will allow us to keep bringing music to our community! As always, your donation to SunJams 501(c)3 may qualify as tax exempt.
Javier Navarrette Music Productions continues to bring live music to several venues around the Bay Area. Javier has been a professional musician and music educator in the Oakland Unified School District for the past 20 years. Over the past few years Navarrette has produced outdoors events that have proven instrumental in enabling musicians to deal with some of the fallout of the pandemic and shutdown that followed.
COVID RELATED SAFETY MEASURES
Please be safe. Feel free to wear a mask if you prefer.
Tickets are NOT required for this venue, you can simply come in, order food and beverages at the Annex counter and pay at the registers.