Join Luisa Corredor, Ignacio Arango, and Harley Magsino for a free concert, featuring traditional and popular music from Latin America and beyond, at La Mesa Public Library
Luisa Corredor, singer, actor, teacher, and producer, was raised in a musical family and started her lifetime career in the performing arts at the age of four. Over the years, she studied and performed musical traditions from cultures worldwide. Luisa has performed various folkloric music, including Old English folk songs from the Renaissance era, Flamenco, Middle Eastern, Greek, Irish, Cuba, Mexican, Brazilian, and other traditional music from South America. Her repertoire also includes classic rock, funk, blues, 70s soul, and “funkified” pop and rock tunes. Additionally, Luisa has experience as a singing teacher and instructional assistant within Encinitas Union School District for bilingual and special education classrooms. She also taught Spanish as a second language at Paul Ecke Central Elementary School. Combining her diverse theatrical and musical talents and education experience, Ms. Corredor produces workshops and shows, such as Delta Belt and Music of The Middle Passage, to name a few.
Ignacio Arango, guitarist and bassist, grew up in Guanabacoa, Havana, Cuba, a place known as being one of the most musical places on earth. He immersed himself in Afro-Cuban polyrhythms and the improvisational force of the rumberos, lovers of the rumba, and soneros, improvising lead singers in salsa music. Ignacio’s career began during his military service where he played euphonium in ‘La Banda Música del Estado Mayor.’ Upon demobilizing, Ignacio’s musical career blossomed. For ten years, he was the bassist for ‘Show Tropicana’ with whom he toured Italy, Mexico, and Monaco. Ignacio played guitar and bass with many well-known bands, including Fusión 4, La Orquesta de Radio y Televisión, Kokopelli, La Conciencia, Tiny Universe, and Carlos Washington and Giant People. In 2006, Ignacio dedicated his full attention to performing folklore jazz with his beloved family band Los Hermanos Arango.
Harley Magsino is a multifaceted musician based in San Diego with over 25 years of experience in teaching and performing. He has a passion for electric and upright bass and holds an undergraduate and master’s degree in jazz studies from SDSU. His technical skillset and unique style allow him to perform an extensive range of musical genres, including jazz, blues, funk, soul, R&B, hip-hop, pop, rock, country western, experimental, Brazilian folk, and Zimbabwe-funk fusion. Harley is involved in various prolific projects such as Tori Roze and the Hot Mess, Stacy Antonel, and Lauren Leigh and the Low Keys. When not performing, composing, or recording with these groups, Harley can be seen playing jazz jam sessions or as a session player for numerous active bands. He also frequently performs with large event organizations such as Third Coast Jazz and Lucky Devils Band.