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EXPO BIENESTAR HOLÍSTICO

Join us on June 23rd at 2:00 pm at the HOLISTIC WELLBEING EXPO at the CARIBBEAN CONVENTION CENTER in GUAYNABO!

 

Experience a unique presentation by William Cepeda and his Melodía Taína Shell Choir, immersing us in ancestral sounds and rejuvenating energies. Don't miss this chance to explore the best of holistic wellbeing, including the Natural Beauty Pavilion, where you'll find products and services that adhere to natural principles for skin care. Come and celebrate a holistic way of thinking and living with us! 

LUMINATO FESTIVAL TORONTO  2024

William Cepeda Afrorican Quintet
William Cepeda Afrorican Quintet
William Cepeda Afrorican Quintet
William Cepeda Afrorican Quintet
William Cepeda Afrorican Quintet
William Cepeda Afrorican Quintet
William Cepeda Afrorican Quintet
William Cepeda Afrorican Quintet
William Cepeda Afrorican Quintet
William Cepeda Afrorican Quintet

Join us for an unforgettable evening celebrating Puerto Rican culture through rhythmic beats and contemporary musical styles. The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with light refreshments, followed by a captivating performance at Hoffman Auditorium, University of Saint Joseph, Connecticut. Hosted by the Art Museum, USJ, and supported by the NEH Humanities and Arts Fund and the Vincenza A. Uccello ’56 Lecture Fund.

PUERTO RICO JAZZ FEST 2024

I'm still savoring the incredible energy from the Puerto Rico Jazz Fest with the William Cepeda Afro Puerto Rican Big Band Jazz Orchestra. Did you know you can relive those moments by listening to our album "The Sound of Puerto Rican Jazz" on Spotify? I hope you enjoy it as much as we did on stage!

 

Director, composer, trombone, and shells: William Cepeda

 

Musicians:

 

Piano: Eduardo Zayas

Bass: Jesús Colón

Drums: Francisco Alcalá

Congas: Jhon Rivera & Manuel Rivera

Puerto Rican Cuatro: Edwin Colon Sayaz

Singer: Kallinel Sanjurjo

Saxophones: Luis Orta, Luis Torres, Iván Renta, Luis Rodríguez, Adrián Palcaldi

Trumpets: David Piro Rodriguez, Jan Ducler, Pedro Marcano, Yturvides Vilchez

Trombones: Rafy Torres, Steve Sigmund, Daniel Fuentes, Mario Ángel

 

 

NEW ALBUM!

I'm thrilled to announce the release of William Cepeda's Afro Puerto Rican Big Band Jazz Orchestra's album, 'The Sound of Puerto Rican Jazz'! For years, I've dreamt of this moment, and finally, his unique vision of blending traditional folk genres with jazz has come to life.

This album is more than just music; it's the result of three decades of dedication and passion as a pioneer in the development of Puerto Rican jazz.

 

With every note, this album celebrates our island's rich musical heritage and honors the memory of our African ancestors.

 

I invite you to immerse yourself in this unique musical experience. You won't regret it! The album is now available on all platforms, so be sure to listen to it and share it with your friends!

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Welcome to my musical world!

I'm William Cepeda, and I believe in the magical ability of music to transport us to different times and places. From the depths of my passion, I've been creating and sharing music since I was young, finding immense joy in connecting with fans worldwide. Take a stroll through this site to get a glimpse into my musical journey and the stories behind the notes. Thank you for being a part of this musical adventure with me!

I'm thrilled to announce the release of my latest album, "Alma Tropical," featuring the William Cepeda Afrorican Quintet. This project has been a journey filled with excitement and meaning, and I'm eager to share it with all of you.

"Alma Tropical" transcends being just an album; it's a reflection of our culture, our roots, and our profound love for music. Each track embodies a piece of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, blending vibrant rhythms with captivating melodies.

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Encyclopedia covering the four main genres of Puerto Rican music: bomba, plena, jíbaro music, and danza. Includes four books plus access to the lamusicadepr.webflow.io portal.

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