Andres Fonseca Andres Fonseca

Andres Fonseca Alfonso, born in Bogota, Colombia has been playing music since he was 8 years old. He started with piano lessons and soon after fell in love with percussion instruments, particularly Drumset. After studying in different schools and private music lessons, Andres went on to study professionally in the music program at Universidad Sergio Arboleda, where he studied jazz & latin jazz drumset performance, as well as Colombian percussion, composition and arranging.

In 2009, Andres was accepted at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Ever since his arrival, he dove into scene, playing and leading different projects. Making good use of his versatility as a musician, Andrés has collaborated with important musical projects. The Colombian folkloric band La Babilla, was one of the first where he had the chance to play traditional Colombian percussion in different local festivals such as the 5to Encuentro Folklorico Latinoamericano, in Lynn, MA. The Boston Music Conference, in Boston and the New Bostonian Community Day, where the band received recognition from former Mayor of Boston Thomas M. Menino. Soon after hi arrival in Boston, Andres had the idea to start and lead a student club called, Colombianos @ Berklee. With this club they did several events around the College raising awareness about Colombian Culture, helping to demystify the old stigma of drug traffic and war that has surrounded his home country. Because of these events the club received support and grants from Berklee, support from the Colombian consulate in Boston as well as the Colombian student organizations in Harvard and MIT. This club is still active, currently led by new Colombian students at Berklee. As an arranger and composer, Andrés wrote original music for the therapeutic video called “Soltar Para Volar”, written by the renowned psychologist and author Dr. Gloria Sierra published by San Pablo publishing. Soltar Para Volar is a book and a video of 10 psychological therapies to re-establish emotional orders. Furthermore in 2011 he wrote and performed arrangements of traditional Colombian Music for the Boston Latinamerican Orchestra, a chamber orchestra focused on performing traditional music in a “classical setting”, conducted by Andres Lopera.

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