Latin American, poetical, world, new wave and traditional
studied the harp at the Music Academy
Villavicencio, with Luis Alberto Curvelo, his brother and
Director of the institution. Ricardo later became Director of Dance for 3
years at this academy. He studied music theory at the Music Academy
Luis A. Calbo and attended voice production classes
maestro cultural promoter, Manuel Zapata Olivella,
at the National University in Bogotá.
Ricardo specializes in Joropo, a music that combines
poetry, with Classical, Flamenco and Jazz music. He plays the Modelo
Corvado 42 string harp.
is a unique and dedicated artist, known and loved for his
passionate, gifted way of communicating with the public.
The special talent that he showed early as an artist on stage to the
maestro representatives of Llanero music (Joropo), led him to be the
youngest dancer and composer poet and performer from his region, to
International first prizes on several occasions. He
is a winner of six international competitions in his
homeland, three as poetry writer and performer and three as a
dancer. As a poet Ricardo is artistically known as El Cóndor.
In the UK he has given a wide range of performances; his artistic
field embraces the stage from radio, television, satellite and film
documentaries to educational institutions, private functions,
charity performances and concerts.
He is delighted to share this concert with Kai Jansen at Theatro
From classics to modern, from standard to Sting.
has been a working musician for over 30 years as a guitarist,
vocalist and songwriter. This has include a range of performances
from pubs, restaurants, hotels, to National and Provincial BBC TV
and radio, to concert stages in Britain, Germany and Japan, playing
classical guitar recitals or sub-billings to performers like Mike
D’Abo (ex-Manfred Mann), Nina (of Nina and Frederick’) and Bridget
St.John (New York’s famous café singer/songwriter) in the heyday of
the folk-rock movement.
Kai has produced 4 albums on his own label – Peartree Recordings, 3
vocal and one instrumental. These range in style from popular song
arrangements to more worked-out guitar compositions with string,
synthesisers and various acoustic instruments, to the 3rd,
an all-original song collection called ‘Worlds Apart’. His latest
vocal album is a live production called ‘Lifeforms’, which contains
12 covers and 5 original tracks.
July 2002 with an appearance at Theatro
Technis, Mornington Crescent London, followed by many others,
including a performance for the Old Trafford Stadium, home of
Manchester United, as support act to Samantha Mumba for the ‘Super
Rugby Grand Final’, to a crowd of 64,000 people.