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"Roberto López is one of Quebec's most creative latin musicians... he gets a wicked pleasure in eluding the predictable."

Yves Bernard - LE DEVOIR

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Roberto Lopez is a Colombian-Canadian musician and composer who pushes the boundaries of modern Latin music with hip arrangements. Under Colombian grooves he unabashedly adds jazz, funk and electronic music to the mix. His projects have been presented on tours across Canada and Mexico. He has received several nominations (JUNO, ADISQ, GAMIQ, Canadian Folk Music Awards), as well as receiving the prestigious Artiste révélation Radio-Canada award.

His first creation, the Roberto López Project was launched in 2005 with musicians from all the corners of the Americas, with whom he explored Latin grooves in an urban context. He released Que Pasa? (2006) and Soy Panamericano (2009), two albums with sensible and engaged lyrics.

He then created the Afro-Colombian Jazz Orchestra in 2011 to pay tribute to some of the greatest Colombian composers and revive the Cumbia big band sound from the 70’s. He released Azul (2012), an album that has an instrumental signature, precise arrangements and features the virtuosity of the musicians.

For his latest project, Criollo Electrik (2017), Roberto teamed with Belizean producer Ivan Duran, to create an album with unique sonic explorations of Latin roots and funky grooves. This new work eludes the norms of Latin music and reserves a special place for his instrument: the electric guitar.

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