The cover of the album sums it up. This is a photo that Marcelo took in Pompeii, Italy, of a sculpture made by Igor Mitoraj. This image made him think of an open state of mind when traveling. This is the spirit of "Mundo Por conocer" - The joy of the unexpected, the curiosity, mixed with the nostalgia for being far away from home.
Marcelo Woloski, Grammy winning percussionist for Snarky Puppy, Banda Magda and Sofia Ribeiro, is heavily influenced by Afro-Latin-american music - specially Brazilian, Peruvian, Cuban, Colombian and Argentinean music. After 10 years of being based in New York City playing and touring alongside different artists, Marcelo finally got to record his own music. Co-produced by great composer/arranger Magda Giannikou from Banda Magda, Mundo Por Conocer is full of images, and features colorful strings and horns arrangements performed by 26 world-class musicians from 10 different countries. These 12 tracks invite you on an emotional and multi-cultural ride piloted by a tasteful percussionist.
La tapa del album lo resume. Esta es una foto tomada por Marcelo en Pompeya, Italia de una escultura de Igor Mitoraj. Esta imagen lo hizo reflexionar reflexionar sobre el estado de “abrir la mente” que nos ocurre al viajar, y ése es el espíritu del álbum - El disfrute de las cosas inesperadas, la curiosidad, la abertura a nuevas experiencias, con una pincelada de nostalgia por estar lejos de la tierra natal y la familia.
Marcelo Woloski, quien fue reconocido con un Grammy en el 2017, es percusionista de Snarky Puppy, Banda Magda y Sofía Ribeiro, y está fuertemente influenciado por la música Afro-latinoamericana, sobre todo la Brasilera, Peruana, Argentina, Cubana y Colombiana.
Luego de estar basado en Nueva York por 10 años tocando y haciendo giras por el mundo con diferentes artistas, Marcelo finalmente decidió grabar su propia música. Co-producido por la genial Magda Giannikou de Banda Magda, Mundo Por Conocer cuenta con 26 excelentes músicos de 10 países diferentes y coloridos arreglos de vientos y cuerdas que crean imágenes en la música. Estos 12 temas te invitan a un viaje emocional y multi-cultural piloteado por un percusionista de fino gusto musical.
released June 27, 2018
Produced by Marcelo Woloski and Magda Giannikou
All compositions by Marcelo Woloski except for “Milonguita Pa’La Griega” which was co-written by Magda Giannikou and Marcelo Woloski
All arrangements by Marcelo Woloski and Magda Giannikou
Solo on “Lejos” written by Michel Gonzalez, played by Magda Giannikou.
Marcelo Woloski: Percussion set-up, Cajón, Congas, Timbao, Snare drums, Pandeiro, Djembe, Snare drum, Water, Water jar, Hadjira, Udu drum, Bombo Legüero, Whistle, Claps, Shells, Effects, Majic wand, Bells, Reco-cowbell, Agogô bells, Rebolo, Tamborim, Triangle, Angklung, Vocals and Laughs
Magda Giannikou (Greece): Accordion (2, 4, 6, 9, 10), Vocals (1, 6, 12), Glockenspiel (3), and Laughs (12)
Andrés Rotmistrovsky (Argentina): Electric Bass
Petros Klampanis (Greece): Upright Bass (2, 10)
Eleonora Bianchini (Italy): Lead Vocals (1,4, 9)
Sofia Ribeiro (Portugal): Lead Vocals (10) and BG Vocals (1, 4, and 12), and Laughs
Juan Andrés Ospina (Colombia): Piano (2, 7), BG Vocals (3, 7, 12), and Laughs.
Sebastián Kauderer (Argentina): Piano (10)
Jim Funnell (France/UK): Piano (9)
Justin Stanton (US): Rhodes and Hammond B3 Organ (6, 12)
Vitor Gonçalves (Brazil): Piano (1, 12) Accordion (7)
Michael League (US): Baritone and acoustic Guitars (3, 6, 12)
Ricardo Vogt (Brazil/US): Semi-acoustic Guitar (6, 7)
Eric Kurimski (US): Semi-acoustic Guitar (4)
Ignacio Hernández (Argentina): Spanish Guitar (2)
Maeve Gilchrist (Scotland): Harp (4, 10)
Keita Ogawa (Japan): Snare drum, Alfaia, Agogô bells, Claps and Angklung (11)
Nate Werth (US): Snare drum, Colombian Tambora and Agogô bells (11)
Ross Antonich (US): Claps (11)
Hadar Noiberg (Israel): Flute and Piccolo Flute (2, 7)
Chris Bullock (US): Tenor Saxophone and Bass Clarinet (6, 10, 12)
Matt McLaughin (US): French Horn (1, 6, 10, 12)
Mike Maher (US): Trumpet (1, 6, 10, 12) and Flugelhorn
Achilles Liarmakopoulos (Greece): Trombone (1, 6, 7, 10, 12)
String section (2, 9, 10)
Curtis Stewart (US): Violin (Solo on 2)
Maria Im (US): Violin
Dana Lyn (US): Viola
Maria Jeffers (US): Cello
Basic Tracks recorded by Aaron Nevezie at Atlantic Sound Studio (NY, US)
Horn and String sections recorded by Diko Shoturma at Atlantic Sound Studio (NY, US)
Vocal tracks, harp, accordion and percussion overdubs recorded by Jeremy Loucas at Sear Sound Recording (NY, US)
“Partida” (5) and “Agua” (8) were recorded by Jeremy Loucas at Sears Sound Recording (NY, US)
“Maracatu” (11) was recorded by Daniel Sanint at Flux Studios (NY, US)
“El Otro” (9) basic tracks were recorded by Manuel Jimenez and Justin Moshkevich (NY, US)
Vocals of “Mundo por conocer” (1) recorded by Alessandro Forte at Pepperpot Studios (Roma, IT)
Mixed at Sear Sound Recording by Jeremy Loucas (NY, US)
Mastered at Sear Sound Recording by Jeremy Loucas (NY, US)
Recorded between November 2013 and January 2017
Package design by Carolina Gonzalez
Photography by Adrien H. Tillman and Marcelo Woloski
Marcelo Woloski plays Latin Percussion, Vic Firth sticks and Garrahand drums.