Enrique Infante and Dejavu Latin Fusion Rhythms
Enrique Infante was born in Lima Perú on April 23, 1972. He is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He co-wrote the music for a children’s theater play “El Arbol de la Huerta Perdida” (“The Tree of the lost Orchard”) in 1995 and a year later he toured to Europe with Los Mojarras, a famous Peruvian fusion band that recorded the soundtrack for a movie “Anda Corre y Vuela” (“Go, Run, Fly”). This movie won a first prize for a Third World Countries Film Festival in 1996 in Germany.
In 1997 and part of 1998, Infante played guitar for a folk-Andean-fusion band Pukakuntur (“Red Condor” in the native Inca language, Quechua). By the end of the same year, he moved to Columbus, Ohio.
In 2004, Infante formed his new project Dejavu, a Latin Fusion Rhythms band which lead to the recording of his first album “Abriendo Caminos” (“Opening Paths”) in 2006 in Lima Perú. The album was released at the Columbus Music Hall on November 11th of the same year.
Within the next few years, Infante was dedicated to promoting his music with several concerts in United States, México and Perú, and paying tribute to many Latin-American artists. In 2010, he received el “Premio Orgullo Peruano” (“Peruvian Pride Award”) as a successful artist living out of Perú. By the end of 2010, Infante finished the recording of his second album “Canciones Ajenas” (“Other People’s Songs”), which will be released in 2012.
Enrique Infante has been a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) since 2007.
DATE/TIME: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, 2012
LOCATION: American Electric Power Stage presented by ABC 6
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