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Cecilia Todd

Cecilia Todd

Cecilia Todd


Cecilia Todd (born March 4, 1951 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a singer and performer on the cuatro. From very young the love of music, initially fed by her family group, awakened in Cecilia. At the age of 12, she integrated a musical trio at the school San José de Tarbes, and her activity as singer and collaborator were recognized early. Later she was a member of the group of Alberto Espinoza soon to begin to his own career as a solo singer. She attended Read more on Last.fm
Cecilia Todd (born March 4, 1951 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a singer and performer on the cuatro. From very young the love of music, initially fed by her family group, awakened in Cecilia. At the age of 12, she integrated a musical trio at the school San José de Tarbes, and her activity as singer and collaborator were recognized early. Later she was a member of the group of Alberto Espinoza soon to begin to his own career as a solo singer. She attended his sessions of theory and solfege at the music school Juan Manuel Olivares and continued later as a disciple of Alexander Plaza in the study of guitar. In 1970 as a member of the group, Venezuelan Experimental Music, she made her first public presentations.

Her debut as a solo singer occurred on TV, in the program El Show de Renny Ottolina. In 1972 Cecilia was invited to participate in an encounter of Latin American music organized by the University of Carlton, which allowed her to give several concerts in Canada. As of this date she has toured in many countries (Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Spain, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Cuba, USA, Syria, Brazil, UK, Barbados, Finland, France, Germany, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, etc...) and has participated in numerous musical recordings, and by invitation in groups of musicians and artists such as Cacho Tirao, Grupo Vocal Buenos Aires 8, Soledad Bravo, Silvio Rodríguez, Pablo Milanés, Libertad Lamarque, Carlos Cruz-Diez, among others. She has recorded many albums of Venezuelan folk music, and participated in two films, with brief participation in international television. Some of Cecilia's popular CD recordings are "Una Sola Vida Tengo" from 1995, and "Canciones de Henry Martinez" in 2000.

Cecilia's 2009 CD recording is entitled "Niño Jesús de Merey", and is a celebration of Venezuelan musical Christmas traditions. One of the songs was composed by Cecilia and is her debut as a composer. Her current touring band (2009) is Jesús "Chuíto" Rengel on mandolin and bandola, Mark P. Brown on bass and saxophone, and Leonel Ruiz on Piano.

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