ABEL MARCEL #pianomulato

Described by The Guardian as “ a phenomenal, dynamic, imaginative. An outstanding pianist.” ABEL MARCEL is a musical mastermind and a passionate thinker. A pianist, composer, educator and independent researcher active across multiple musical communities has built himself an identity as a singular and versatile voice, and shape-shifting figure in 21st-century music. He has been praised by the Music Republic Magazine as “equally at home with the european and american jazz traditions as he is with his own cuban roots” 

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January 2022
September 2021

Towards Decolonization of Music and Dance Studies

Abel Marcel Calderon Arias and Hannah Bates reflect upon the roles of dialogue and listening, both with one-another as teacher-student, intellectuals, researchers, musicians and friends, and with a wider circle of interlocutors on their individual research and musical paths.  Through their reflections, they engage with ideas of insider-/outsider-ness, orality versus literacy, and “official” versus erased narratives, and the parts such issues play in applying decolonization to practice.

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The Guardian

Ten years ago, when Blanco y Negro first appeared, their combination of Cuban music and Scandinavian jazz seemed an exotic novelty. Now, relaunched with some phenomenal new players, they’re almost mainstream, but by no means run of the mill. The trickiest task is keeping the Latin and jazz elements in balance, and this they manage perfectly.

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Music Republic Magazine

Stunning Latin jazz album, which raises the bar several feet, and is a welcome return for the acclaimed Cuban-Scandinavian band Blanco y Negro. “Timbero” showcases 10 sparkling tracks, penned by various members of the band.

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London Jazz News

Young pianist Abel Marcel stood and stands for continued fresh and thrilling exploration on steady ground of and deep rootedness in Afro-American jazz tradition (from the south).

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PIANOMULATO RECORDS

Pianomulato Records is an independent label founded in 2020 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. PIANOMULATO Records were conceived out of a genuine love for Classical Latin American Music and the artists that create it. Abel Marcel, the label’s co-founder, sat at the grand piano in his living room in Havana improvising Bach a Son. In that moment PIANOMULATO was born.

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