Costa Rica Guitar Quartet premieres video for Carlos Rafael Rivera’s “Cumba-Quín”


The Costa Rica Guitar Quartet premiered the second video clip of their most recent album “Noche Caribe.” This time for the piece “Cumba-Quín,” by renowned composer Carlos Rafael Rivera, winner of the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) composition competition, who has worked with prominent artists such as Arturo Sandoval, René Izquierdo and the Chicago Sinfonietta. In addition, he has composed soundtracks for films such as A Walk Among the Tombstones, starring Liam Neeson, as well as the acclaimed Netflix series Godless.

The work, originally composed for the iconic Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, presents a varied combination of rhythmic and melodic elements, as well as extensive use of percussion on the instrument. The composer, based in Miami, went to Costa Rica to collaborate with the quartet in the studio for the recording of his piece.
The director and editor of the video is Luis Salas Lobo, who also directed the previous video of the quartet for the piece “Noche Caribe” by Edín Solís, and has worked on numerous productions of music videos, shorts and feature films.

The videos are available on the YouTube and Vimeo platforms.
The release of the video takes place on the 10th anniversary of the ensemble, formed in 2008. As part of this celebration the quartet will tour from April through December, with presentations in various cultural centers in Costa Rica, and is planning a tour in the US.

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