Go to Insignia Records (www.insigniarecords.com) to find out about Leonor\'s latest CD release \"Talisman\" or the \"Embrace the World\" compilation CD featuring Leonor, Lin Cheng, Farzad and KC Porter!
Leonor Dely - \"Ámame\"
\"... an explosion of sound in the purest of voices with a heart plucking acoustic guitar driven by drumming from many cultures, all supported by the soaring lyrics of other-worldly inspiration. have your heart and soul touched while your body dances along.\" - tom lysaght, playwright
\"A solid mix of African and Afro-Latin American folk rhythms and musics\" \"...maybe one of KC Porter\'s finest recordings\"
Enrique Lopetegui - LA Times
Leonor Dely, one of Colombia\'s finest singer/songwriters presents a classic, inspiring collection of rhythmic songs and music combined gracefully with the Hidden Words of Bahá\'u\'lláh.
\"Amame\" showcases the powerful vocals of the renowned Colombian voaclist, Leonor Dely, as well as the ethnic, Afro-Colombian master of percussion, Millero Congo, some of Colombia\'s and the Caribbean\'s most versatile and resourceful percussionists and musicians: Istvan Dely, Hungarian born, Cuban and West African trained jazz percussionist living in Colombia, Shangó Dely, renowned percussionist with Colombian superstar Carlos Vives\' band (also the album producer) and David Dely, percussionist and a master of the Colombian Native American flutes. Other members of the Vives band are featured as well.
Each of the songs is a little gem with its own unique and distinctive Latin rhythm, like landmarks on a musical map of Colombia and the Caribbean, ranging from Afro-colombian cumbia, porro and currulao to huapango and cueca of the Andes, bambuco and pasillo of the interior, pasaje of the plains; from Afro-cuban batas, guajira, bolero and pilón to Haitian yanvalou, giving the album a musical diversity nearly as rich as the words contained within it.
The executive producer of this album is KC Porter, known for his production work on Carlos Santana\'s Grammy® award winning CD \"Supernatural\", Ricky Martin, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Ozomatli, Eliades Ochoa and many others.
The freshness, authenticity and spiritual vitality of \"Amame\" (Love Me, the title of the album) will surely find its way to the hearts of those who cherish the preservation of cultural diversity in the global village of the next millenium.
*** LATEST NEWS ***
NOW AVAILABLE ON CD AND DVD from insigniarecords.com
Leonor Dely & Millero Congo\'s most recent CD, \"Talisman\" (Produced by JB Eckl, Pancho Tomaselli, Shango Dely and KC Porter) and \"Embrace the World Vol. 1\", A CD compilation featuring new and unreleased cuts from Lin Cheng, Leonor Dely, and KC Porter. Also includes music from Farzad. A great sampling of world music!
You can now embrace the DVD:
The Embrace the World Tour DVD - a journey behind the scenes of the Embrace the World Tour featuring Lin Cheng, Leonor Dely, Farzad and KC Porter as they travel through the US and Canada celebrating the oneness of humankind through the music of the world.
Check out all our CDs at www.insigniarecords.com.
Leonor\'s new website is now up and running. Go to www.leonordely.com for all the very latest!!!
\"Embrace The World Spring Tour 2004\"
A major musical tour put together by Grammy-winning producer KC Porter to promote the oneness of humanity and celebrate multicultural diversity. The \"Embrace The World Spring Tour 2004\" of Western US and Canada from April 15 - May 12. Tour cities included: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Reno, Lake County, Corvallis, Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria, Boise, Salt Lake City, Denver, Los Alamos, Waco, Houston, Austin, Dallas(Arlington), College Station and Scottsdale featuring Leonor Dely(Colombia), Farzad(Iran), Lin Cheng(China), KC Porter(Guatemala) and other special guests. Call 818-225-0082 for more info, photos, press releases, etc..
Summer of 2002, Dely & Millero Congo toured the US with Iranian violinist Farzad featuring KC Porter, JB Eckl & Heliotrope, and young violinist Naseem. The tour helped raise awareness for the efforts of Oneness, a non-profit organization committed to the promotion of racial unity through music and the arts. (For more information on Oneness, please visit www.oneness.org or call 818-710-8382)
Summer 2002 Tour
San Diego - June 2, Los Angeles - June 22, San Francisco - June 29, Albuquerque - July 6, Minneapolis - July 12,13