Join is for this special sound journey event with Peruvian music artist Richie Olivera as he plays the healing sounds of the traditional flutes while the participants rest & relax, soaking in the good vibrations…
Investment: $20 for Members/$25 for PreRegistration/$30 for Door Entry
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More about the Artist:
Richie Olivera is a Peruvian musician who plays instrumental music with native South American instruments. Richie started his music education when he was 12 years old at a music program in his hometown Lima. His first experiences on musical instruments were with quenas and zamponas, which are native instruments from Peru. His desire of mastering those instruments motivated him to practice for many hours a day, and that led him to be an outstanding musician in his class. Richie decided to learn more instruments such as bastos, toyos, and quenacho, which are similar wind instruments to quenas and zamponas. Due to his dedication and passion for music, Richie started performing with more experienced musicians in the community. By playing with more experience musicians, Richie gained more experience and decided to form his own group with his brother and other friends. Instead of playing in small venues, Richie’s group started as street musicians, and went all over the capital to share their music. However, the group broke up because Richie and his brother immigrated to New Jersey, USA on 2007. Nonetheless, living in a different country exposed Richie to new genres such as Jazz, Rock, Celtic music, and that brought back his desire to learn new music. Currently, Richie performs with other musicians or as a soloist by using a backing track. Richie Olivera has played in Café Improv at Princeton University, New Jersey City University, Andes Festival in Perth Amboy, open mics and small venues around the tri-state area. Richie Olivera’s main influences are Nestor Torres, Lucho Quequezana, Sergio “Checho” Cuadros, Vlado Urlich and Carlos Nunez. Richie Olivera’s repertoire consists of very diverse music; anything from traditional andes music to the Beatles, and latin jazz standards. Richie’s Youtube channel is. www.youtube.com/SpRichie and his Facebook page is: www.facebook.com/RichieOlivera.