a l e a -singer songwriter from Barrancas, La Guajira, Colombia- recreates alongside her sextet the colors of Latin America and the diversity of New York in a sonorous landscape that features cumbia, bullerengue, jazz, funk, and soul. This versatile artiste has given outstanding performances in places like Worcester Mechanics Hall, Assembly Row – Berklee summer in the city Series, Out of The Box, and the Latin America VIVE Music Festival. She has also shared the stage with well known and grammy-award nominated/winning artistes like Totó La Momposina, Gregorio Uribe, Pablo Mayor and Alex Alvear’s Mango Blue.
The diversity in her music is a direct consequence of the culture, celebrations and people of her region, like the Barranquilla Carnival and the Wayuu Indigenous Community. These circumstances motivated her to create a new musical proposal that fusions jazz, afro-influenced rhythms, and Colombian folk music.
Berklee College of Music Alumni, a l e a has performed in events such as the Berklee International Folk Festival 2013, the Rhythm of the Universe’s highly anticipated ‘Welcome to Earth’ premier debut at the Boston Out of the Box festival 2013, the second version of the Latin America VIVE Music Festival, and has been highlighted in Berklee’s Youtube Channel with her composition “Navegando Bocabajo“.
The knowledge-thirsty singer keeps growing from collaborations with other artists like Pablo Mayor and his project Folklore Urbano Orchestra.
Today a l e a presents her new project that debuted at the Brown Bag Music Series, in Worcester Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, and her new album self-titled “a l e a“, released in July 2016.