Correo Aereo (Air Mail) is an award winning acoustic multi-instrumental and vocal Latin/World Music Duo. They perform traditional music of Latin America: especially of Venezuela, Argentina & Mexico, as well as their own original music deeply inspired by swimming and playing in these ancient rivers of traditions while being alive to organic innovation. Dr. Juan Tony Guzman, Head of the Jazz Dept. at Luther College writes: “Listening to their performance one can unite space and time across cultures.”
Together, Abel Rocha and Madeleine Sosin combine an array of string and percussive instruments with silken vocal harmonies described as “locked in carnal embrace” by the Austin Chronicle. Their music is richly poly-rhythmic and soulfully melodic. Fiery, haunting, joyful! Abel sings & plays harp, guitar and cuatro. Madeleine sings & plays violins, maracas, bombo and jarana. Correo Aereo is also available as a trio or quartet or larger ensemble with stand up bass, accordion, clarinet and other instrumentation.
Their favorite thing is to play concerts, live shows in intimate settings & festivals!
Correo Aereo is also committed to bringing their music into the schools educating, entertaining & celebrating cultural connection with young people and communities of all ages and ethnicities. Dynamic educational school assemblies, with interactive components are available and specially designed for kindergarten through university. Arts, language, math, geography, history, humanities, cultural pride and social and kinetic skills are learned though the power of music, song, rhythm & storytelling. Please go to: http://www.correoaereo.us/fine-art-education/
Correo Aereo performs at festivals, theaters and music venues throughout the U.S. and abroad. Past venues include; Winnipeg Folk Festival, Austin Music Hall, EMP Seattle, Holland’s Moondive; an international media project/concert produced by VPRO Television-Radio Amsterdam, Seattle International Children’s Festival and the Knitting Factory, NYC. Their music has been featured on NPR Radio programs; Latino USA, All Things Considered, Splendid Table, and Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now.
Correo Aereo was selected winner of the prestigious Austin Music Award for ‘Best Traditional Mexican/Latino Act’.
In addition to their CDs, ‘Provinces’, ‘Lo Que Me Dijo El Viento’ and ‘Para Cantarle Al Rio’, the music of Correo Aereo can be found on compilations such as Putumayo Records international release ‘Music Of Coffee Lands II’, the City of Austin, Texas limited edition CD ‘On Any Given Evening’, and Disc Makers ‘Independent Music World Series ‘IMWS- The Top 16 Acts From The West 2006′, plus a collaborative track on Norway’s label KKV, ‘Songs Across Walls of Separation’ an international CD project. Their contributed tracks on other artists CD’s include Calexico, Santiago Jimenez Jr. and Toni Price.
Correo Aereo is currently working on the creation of their new CD expected for release in March 2012.
Correo Aereo was commissioned to create a new multi-age work for the 2005 Seattle International Children’s Festival 2005. ‘Para Cantarle Al Rio/To Sing A River’, is a sonically gorgeous and visually lush bilingual, multi media music ensemble production available for touring. More info in Press.
Their music is featured in film and CD soundtracks of Universal Pictures, The Life of David Gale directed by Alan Parker and Nicolas Cage and starring Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet and Laura Linney. They appear in film and CD soundtracks for the music documentary, Before The Music Dies (B4MD), by Andrew Shapter and Joel Rasmussen, Faron West Productions, in such company as; Elvis Costello, Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II, Dave Matthews, Erykah Badu, Branford Marsalis, Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, ?uestlove, Calexico, and more. Before The Music Dies currently airs on the IFC TV Channel.
Correo Aereo collaborated with acclaimed physical music company, LelaVision (www.lelavision.com), on, ‘Warped Like Space And Time’, which had it’s world premier in Oct. 2006 at the Broadway Performance Hall in Seattle, Wa. Correo Aereo has also composed soundtracks for documentary films such as, Shipibo Konibo by Dutch filmmaker Willem Malten and contributed 4 tracks for film, Happiness Is, an Andrew Shapter/Faron West Productions released 2009. Collaboration is FUN!