THIS CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN ENDED.
BUT THE ARIOSO PROJECT IS VERY MUCH ALIVE!
Please see the update on 5 May 2020 or follow us on www.gustavocorralesromero.com
THIS IS A PERSONAL STORY AS WELL AS A UNIVERSAL ONE.
ARIOSO is an all-Cuban CD project with music, musicians and composers from the Orient of Cuba, fitting Cuban 'trova' golden oldies in contemporary arrangements for classical piano trio:
'Buena Vista Social Club goes classical'.
The involved artists from The Hague, Madrid, Berlin and São Paulo are seasoned, classically trained professionals:
Gustavo Corrales Romero | Arrangement, composition, piano
Reynaldo Maceo | violin
Douglas Vistel | cello
Yaniel Matos | composition
ARIOSO has great cultural value and historical resonance.
LET US SHOW YOU WHY:
Complete details of the ARIOSO project
Update from the Berlin Rehearsal
DONATIONS ARE NO LONGER POSSIBLE
THROUGH THIS SITE:
CONTRIBUTING TO ARIOSO IS NOW ONLY POSSIBLE THROUGH DIRECT CONSULTATION WITH THE PRODUCERS: [email protected]
A PLEA FROM THE CAMPAIGNERS
If you know us, you know that we are dedicated, passionate, determined, no-nonsense professionals who have shown great persistence so far. Please note that we’ve waited 3 years before daring to take this step. This is your chance to show how much you appreciate what KyG does.
If you don’t know us: Gustavo Corrales Romero is the artistic anchor behind the ARIOSO CD we are hoping to record. Karen Russel is (besides Gustavo’s better half and student) the motor behind everything. We are joined in this project by violinist Reynaldo Maceo, cellist Douglas Vistel and composer Yaniel Matos. We hope that we can impress you with our presentation, our cause, our persons, our music and our background.
Our first CD production on Aruba was co-sponsored, besides our own investment. Since then (2001 to date) KyG has largely done things under its own management, using our own money. This is the first time since 2001 that we are reaching out. We’ve sat on this project trying to decide how to go about producing this CD and trying to gather up the courage to make this plea.
WHY HELP US? This project involves very hardworking musicians all dividing our time between the perfection of our craft, making a living, trying to get our projects off the ground and still - seemingly effortless - always happily sharing of ourselves and of our music.
WHY HELP THE CAUSE? Because every step towards more awareness in the world about the existence of Latin American classical and contemporary music next to the European classics and besides salsa, jazz, tobacco and old cars is a worthy one.
Don’t think that others will pick up the slack. That’s precisely when nothing gets done. Also: Every little bit helps. And we wouldn’t be asking if we didn’t need it. Don’t be fooled by the polished look of our crowdfunding campaign. We’re not paying anyone to help us. We just happen to be dedicated perfectionists who do everything ourselves.
Finally, PLEASE SHARE. We believe that there are many people out there who might be interested in our cause. THANK YOU for joining us in a celebration of music by helping us to PROMOTE THE OTHER SOUND OF CUBA.
Karen & Gustavo
We're happy to answer your questions: [email protected]