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Aug 19

***CANCELLED*** Revelations: Esperando el Tsunami at The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist

This event has been unfortunately cancelled due to family issues with Lulacruza. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Live multi-media musical event by Lulacruza featuring their film Esperando el Tsunami by filmmaker Vincent Moon.

Prodigious French filmmaker Vincent Moon and Columbian/Argentinean electronic folk duo Lulacruza traveled through Colombia in search of the voices of the land. They captured a series of field recordings, a number of collaborations with several folkloric artists from different regions of Colombia, and impromptu performances from places such as a city market, a mangrove, or in a cave. The result is Esperando el Tsumani (“Waiting for the Tsunami”), a film that follows Lulacruza in their journey through Colombia and their new album.

Lulacruza will be presenting a multi-media performance based on the film, utilizing sound collage and live performance to accompany Moon’s images. The result is a powerful 1.5 hr piece where live and recorded sounds interact, in a carefully choreographed and improvised performance. Lulacruza and Moon come together to create a multimedia musical event around Esperando el Tsunami, their beautiful and very personal narrative exploring Colombia’s volatile natural landscape and how it relates to present day folklore.

Lulacruza is an electronic folk duo made up of Alejandra Ortiz (Colombia) and Luis Maurette (Argentina). At the junction of the hypermodern and the ancient, their music weaves together hypnotic female singing, traditional South American instruments, field recordings, and electronic manipulation. Lulacruza is made up of Alejandra Ortiz (Colombia) and Luis Maurette (Argentina). Ortiz is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Bogotá, Colombia. Maurette is a percussionist, electronic musician sound and multimedia artist who has performed and released music in NYC, Paris, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, San Francisco, Boston and São Paulo. Their music has been included in documentaries in Colombia, Argentina and Mexico, as well as compilations in Argentina, Japan, Italy, the USA and Venezuela. Vincent Moon is the prodigious French filmmaker who the New York Times has said, “reinvented the music video.”