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Moods: Instrumental Avant Garde: Electro-Acoustic Classical: Percussion Ensemble

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RAGA Ensamble de Percusiones de México

Fonded in 2002, RAGA has positioned itself as a fresh and consolidated ensemble within the chamber music scene in our country. Their work has reviewed by natinal and international press, on the internet as well as on radio and television. They have performed international debuts and works especially written for the group by recognised composers.

One of RAGA´S main objetives is to perform and promote contmporary percussion music and to develop an original repertoire based on commissions from mexican composers.

Their most relevant performances include performances in countries such as the Netherlands (Amsterdam, Leiden, Hengelo, Rotterdam, Groningen, The Hague, Utrecht, Maastricht, Kerkrade), Belgium and Italy and Mexico in venues such as the Natonal Auditorium, The Adamo Boari hall of the Arts Palace of México City, the Raul Flores Canelo Theater, Blas Galindo Auditorium, The Arts Theater of the National Center for the arts and the National Collage as guests of renowned composer Mario Lavista.

RAGA has recorded 2 cd´s. The first as an independent live recording at the National Center for the Arts and second named "ZONA-S" New Chamber Music for Percussion, with the CERO RECORDS Label in a project supported by FONCA and CONACULTA.

Their career includes numerous performances alongside theater companies, the most significant being those in the "World Music Theatre Festival" in Europe whit the "El Farfullero" theatre company under the direction of Mauricio García Lozano and those with the National Theater Company in the production of "Edip en Colofón" performing original music for percussion ensemble composed by Leopoldo Novoa in two differnet seasons at the Arts Theatre and the Julio Castillo Theater of the Del Bosque Cultural Center.

The RAGA project is now part of the new generation of contemporary music in México seeking to become an important voice in percussion from México to the World.