Mark Baum is a singer, actor, and songwriter living in the San Francisco Bay Area. With the group Florecer, he performs intimate versions of classic Latin American songs, especially Colombia, his partner's homeland.
The album has received airplay on "Mundofonías" (Spanish National Radio, Madrid), "Los Mas W" (W Radio, Bogota), "Folk Music and Beyond" (KALW, San Francisco), and "Spin The Globe" (KAOS, Olympia), and has found hundreds of fans around the world on Jango Radio.
"Una maravilla la interpretación, te pone los pelos de punta... Pura delicadeza y sentimiento!"
- Mundofonías: Radio Exterior de España
"A collection of classic Colombian melodies that, along with Claudia Gómez's 'Tierradientro', reinforce Colombia's lovely musical heritage. Mark Baum's voice and Rafael Manríquez's guitar partner seamlessly in a pleasant, liquid symbiosis."
- Michael Guillén
"Don't be fooled by the seemingly smooth surface: repeat hearings will reward you with a well of emotional depth, delicate touches and nuanced melodies. It will be then that you'll realize that the smooth appearance is actually a polished, delightfully crafted piece of music. "
- Carlos Schröder
"Mark, how wonderful that you are finally recording your interpretations of such beautiful material in your impeccable unique way. Your voice sounds pure, haunting, and sincere. Felicitaciones por un proyecto tan suave y lindo!"
- María Marquez