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New instructor in Cuatristas.com: Jose Gabriel Muñoz

New instructor in Cuatristas.com: Jose Gabriel Muñoz

José Gabriel Muñoz, New teacher in Cuatristas.com

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Gabriel was born in Utuado, Puerto Rico on December 11, 1976. At the age of 2, his family moved to New Jersey, where he grew up and still resides. Your interest in the cuatro he reached the age of 15, inspired by the great cuatrista Alvin Medina. Gabriel then began to study and learn the traditional folk music of Puerto Rico with Alvin. At the age of 18, Gabriel recorded his first album in a traditional way. And at 21 he recorded his second album, also in a traditional way. Over the years Gabriel has made several appearances on television and radio channels. He has also done many collaborations with other artists and has been featured on other albums. Gabriel's third and fourth installments "Enter Me in Your Adoration" and "For the Whole Year" have recently been released. In 2014, Gabriel recorded his first instrumental album entitled "Lymarie's Prelude." Comprised of a beautiful range of genres, Gabriel performs Latin jazz, classical, and folk instrumentals. Gabriel's goal is to reach Puerto Rican youth who, like him, grew up in the United States and cannot have the traditional musical connection to their roots. In 2002, Gabriel was recognized and received an award in Puerto Rico when he was invited to perform at the 32nd Annual Festival of Cuatroprestigious and was given the opportunity to play alongside some of cuatristas Popular from Puerto Rico. Again in 2014, Gabriel was invited to perform at the national level in Chicago where he opened for one of the most prestigious cuatristas long live Columbus Edwin Zayas. At the National Festival of Cuatroin Chicago, Gabriel shared the stage with cuatristas world-renowned in which he debuted the launch of his most recent production Prelude Lymarie. Recently, Gabriel formed a group called Melodias Borinqueñas that interpret typical Puerto Rican folk music, as well as other styles and genres.  

 

José Gabriel Muñoz, Cuatristas.com new Teacher!

Welcome to Cuatristas.com

Gabriel was born in Utuado, Puerto Rico on December 11, 1976. At the age of 2, his family moved to New Jersey where he was raised and still resides. His interest in the cuatro came at the age of 15, inspired by the great cuatrista Alvin Medina. Gabriel then began to study and learn the traditional folkloric music of Puerto Rico with Alvin. At the age of 18, Gabriel recorded his first album in traditional form. And at 21 he recorded his second album, also in traditional form. Throughout the years Gabriel has done several appearances on tv and radio stations. He has also done many collaborations with other artists and has been featured on other albums. Gabriel's 3rd & 4th installments "Enter Me Into Your Worship" and "For The Whole Year" have been recently released. In 2014, Gabriel recorded his first instrumental album entitled "Lymarie's Prelude." Consisting of a beautiful range of genres, Gabriel interprets latin jazz, classical, and folkloric instrumentals. Gabriel's goal is to reach the Puerto Rican youth who like him were raised in the United States and may not have the traditional musical connection to their roots. In 2002, Gabriel was recognized and recieved an award in Puerto Rico when he was invited to perform at the 32nd annual prestigous CuatroFestival and was given the opportunity to play alongside some of Puerto Rico's popular cuatristas. Again in 2014, Gabriel was invited to perform at the national level in Chicago where he opened for one of the most prestigeous cuatristas alive Edwin Colon Zayas. At the National CuatroFestival in Chicago, Gabriel shared the stage with world renown cuatristas where he debuted the release of his latest production Lymarie Prelude. Recently, Gabriel formed a group called Melodias Borinqueñas who interpret typical puertorican folkloric music as well as other styles and genres. Check the appearance tab for upcoming performances near you!

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