America Trip by Kike Pedersen
In 2003 Paraguayan Harpist Kike Pedersen performed at the Latinamerican Festival at "Cap Vern" in the French Pyrenees with Ismael Ledesma and Oscar Benitio some two years prior to this recording which, as well as presenting more contemporary traditional style Paraguayan Music also gives that distinctive Paraguayan sound to Bach's Prelude No 1, Desmond's Take Five and Ellington's Don't Get around much anymore. "His music is rhythmic and tender and soulful by turns, whilst always remaining soulful, with that light touch which is the harp's unique prerogative. It's music for floating, dreaming and dancing!" Andy Morgan BBC Radio 3
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Kike & Cristobal Pedersen
Paraguayan Harp & Guitar
1. Fantasia Guarani - Oscar Benito
2. Andreas - Ismael Ledesma
3. Neike Javy a - Kike Pedersen
4. Vuelo de Luciernagas - Kike Pedersen
5. Agua Fresca - Hugo Blanco
6. Samba pa ti - Carols Santana
7. Preludio No 1 - JS Bach
8. Alma Llanera - P. Elis Gutierrez
9. Calido Sol - Kike Pedersen
10. Don't get around much anymore - Duke Ellington
11. Take Five - Paul Desmond
12. Ha Pilincho - Teodoro S. Mongelos Y Toledo Nunez
Kike Pedersen was born in Villa Florida, Misiones, Paraguay. At the age of 8 he moved to Asuncion with his family. He started the harp at the age of 13 with his father Cristobal, later taking formal lessons with the professor Marciano Mereles in Lugue. He soon developed a very personal style and a vast repertoire. He recorded his first album at the age of 14, entitled "Melodias Paraguayas en Arpa (Paraguayan Harp Melodies). At 15 he was chosen as the Harp Player of the year by the Ministry of Culture and was part of the Paraguayan delegation to the International Youth Festival of Dance and Music celebrated in Israel in 2000. he participated in the Annual Folkloric Festival in Ituzaingo, Argentina in 1999 and the Festival del Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil.
He has been in England in the Northborough Harp Festival and some concerts in Stamford, Leeds and Newcastle. In 2003 he performed at the Latinamerican Festival at "Cap Vern" in the French Pyrenees with Ismael Ledesma and Oscar Benitio. He also was at the Edinburgh Harp Festival 2004 in Scotland.
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