DORADO ("Gold") the color of fire is a nine-piece work that explores the richness and possibilities of Afro - Colombia drums and rhythms as well the expressive power of improvisation and the beauty of the human voice. This album was recorded with some of the best musicians on the Colombian recording scene and some international guests like: Deby Korn an Argentinean - American singer with a magical voice; Cuban bassist Diego Valdez; Colombian percussionist Jean Paul Garces; Colombian guitarist Alexei Restrepo; Colombia gaita player Wilson Cifuentes; Colombian pianist / keyboardist (composer and creator of this project) Pedro Crump. Production by Toño Castillo and Pedro Crump This album is also a celebration of Colombian musical richness and mixture of races and cultures - mainly native Indians, African descendents and Europeans. Most of the rhythms on this album are of Afro - Colombian origin as well as the drums (tambores de amarre) utilized. The "gaita" is a native Indian instrument. The first titles from this album "Nay La Princesa Esclava" (Nay the slave princes) is inspired on an incredible story we find in the Colombian classical novel "Maria" by Jorge Isaacs. The story tells about an African prices that was captured, enslaved and brought to Colombia to work as a slave serving Maria's family, back in the days of slavery. The eight cut on the album "Encarnacion" is dedicated to the master Afro - Colombian drummer Encarnacion Tovar nicknamed "El Diablo" "The Devil" who recently died and features a beautiful improvisation (soul chanting) by Deby Korn. Pedro Crump is a pianist and composer born in Bogota Colombia in 1959. Crump Studied at Curry College and Berklee College of Music. His approach to composition is through improvisation. He sees the creative process as a permanent quest for magic. The magic we manage to capture in those perfect moments of inspiration when creation happens. Other interests: sculpture, land art, photography and video. Contact Pedro Crump at firstname.lastname@example.org ?