HUMANFOLK is a world music project between guitarist-composer Johnny Alegre and the percussionist Susie Ibarra with drummer Roberto Juan Rodriguez. Together with the singer-multi-instrumentalist Cynthia Alexander and electronic musician Malek Lopez, they recorded a suite written by Alegre entitled Humanfolk, that subsequently became the name of the concept group.
Johnny Alegre's breakthrough recording with Ron McClure and Billy Hart, Johnny Alegre 3, was released by MCA Music (Universal Music Group). His earlier albums appeared under the Candid Records label.
New York based Susie Ibarra is a rising star in the rarefied ethno-musical and avant-garde jazz landscapes of recent times, with a cachet of recordings and formidable collaborations with Derek Bailey, John Zorn, Mark Dresser, David S. Ware and so forth.