Founded by Sergio Torres, this group was part of a grassroots movement that was occuring in several cities in Venezuela in 2009. It’s purpose was to create original instrumental compositions based on popular and contemporary Venezuelan Music.
This group was integrated by Sergio Torres on Flute, Wuilmer Lacruz on Electric Bass, Alirio Barreras on Cuatro, Ruben Contreras on Percussion and Carlos Caminos on Guitar. “A Tono Acústico” was part of the Mérida Suena Collective in 2011 and recorded an album in 2012.
Since 2005, Raíz de Agua has been creating performances that integrate Contemporary Dance and Music seeking a deeper connection between both art forms. Juliana Mendonca, a contemporary dancer graduated from the University Institute of Dance of Caracas (IUDANZA, Venezuela), Jorge Espinoza, multi-instrumentalist and music producer, and Carlos Caminos, have been working together for many years creating original pieces exploring new horizons for live music and dance performances.
Latifonía was a nonprofit foundation created and directed by Paula Michelangeli in 2006 with the purpose of doing research on the different European musical influences found in Venezuela. The group performed concerts with a repertoire that included Venezuelan as well as Italian, Spanish and Portuguese music.
Latifonía was also created with educational purposes. It gathered a team of specialists to design a program to expose high-school students to different musical backgrounds and knowledge and ways of including music as part of their education.
In 2008 Latifonía created Rostros, a concert with Philharmonic Orchestra that was performed with different Orchestras of Venezuela including the Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela at the country’s main concert hall, the Teresa Carreño in Caracas.