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Primary Instrument: Guitar, acoustic

Born: March 7, 1980

Dominican/Spanish composer and guitarist. Today he is one of the major exponents of contemporary guitar and also an innovator with the instrument. He performs concerts for 6 & 10 string guitars, guitars processed through delays and loops.

From an early age, he began studying music in his native Dominican Republic, and at age 18 he received a scholarship to study composition and guitar at Manhattanville College in New York, where he graduated with honors. At age 19 he is invited to open a concert for the Grammy Award winner, Gonzalo Rubalcaba. From this successful experience where Ocaña performed his compositions, he decided to dedicate his career exclusively to performing his works and arrangements...
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”Anthony has an immense pleasure to perform the music he composes. This is good enough to fulfill the soul of the listener Congratulations” (Egberto Gismonti 2006)

“The Dominican Republic waits and needs to witness the arising of the next Michel Camilo, and not necessarily another pianist. Another Michel in terms of quality, international and artistic transcendence.If predictions do not fail, guitarist Anthony Ocaña is one of those hopes we keep under the veil of our national pride...Solo will accompany the good taste of the discriminating music lover who disregards commercial formulas, and goes directly for fine art, or in this case, great music.” (Máximo Jimenez “El Caribe” 2008)

“We have the pleasure and compromise to recommend “Wet Fields” from Radio 5...

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Music

Featured recording “Solo”

Solo

AO
2008
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