CARACOL- 'A beautiful shell within which all sounds come together.' Caracol is the debut CD release by artist Alfredo Hidrovo. This New York based musician was born in Panama City, Panama. By the age of 18 Alfredo had an established reputation as a drummer. But then looking to broaden his musical horizons, he left his homeland to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachussetts. After graduating with a Degree in Electronic music he found a new home in the musically rich and culturally diverse city of New York. While in New York Alfredo developed a successful career as a percussionist and as a composer. He studied various music folcklores from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Brazil and his native Panama. As a performer he has played a great variety of musical styles and has work with several singer /songwriters to helped them develop a new and original sound. You can currently see him perform with Duncan, Kevin Brennan Band, 4/18, Diane Lotny and Butter. He has recorded with music greats such as Paula Cole (AMEN), Noovoodoo (Holylands), The Kevin Brennan Band (High Five), Duncan and 4/18 new releases respectively. Alfredo has also recorded drums and percussion for several film scores. In 2000 he co-produced music with director Seyi Sonuga for his documentary 'American Roulette', co-wrote score with Ulf Skogsbergh for the film 'Investigating Sex' from director Alan Rudolph featuring Nick Nolte, Neve Campbell and Andrew Mulrooney. In 1998 he recorded drum and percussion tracks for director John Shay's film 'Southie' winner of best independent film of the year. He currently recorded drum and percussion tracks for the upcoming film 'Secretary', which score was written by world renown composer Angelo Badalamenti. This talented musician has also written music for dance companies such as Footprints, Nicholas Leichter, Earl Mosley, kevin Wynn and Michelle Elliman. Caracol is a blend of rhythms and stories by which Alfredo has tastefully arranged for you to experience. Place Caracol to your ear and experience for yourself were' all sounds come together'.
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