Alejandro Zuleta


This week’s guest is pianist, composer and self-proclaimed sound crafter Alejandro “Alejo” Zuleta. While Alejo works in many guises in NYC as a professional pianist, choir director and composer for TV and film, this interview primarily revolves around his group The Vallenato Collective. This unique ensemble focuses on translating vallenato repertoire, traditionally lead by the accordion, to the piano. In this episode, Alejo talks about his own upbringing in the vallenato aural tradition, his journey to New York and the path that has led him to rediscover and reinterpret the music of his past. 

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