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Alexandra Alban

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Biography

From Pasto, Colombia, Alexandra started to show interest in music at a very early age. She started her career as a trumpet player for different musical groups in her home city and soon she was also singing and participating in national level competitions in which she obtained numerous awards.

Later Alexandra decides to move to the Salsa capital of Colombia, Cali, to pursue her career as a percussionist and very soon started to play for band like “Canela Band”. With this band she started to be recognized in the music scene and got to travel to different parts of the world. Another band was the group “Kema”, from the recognized Colombian trumpet player and producer Jose Aguirre, who invited Alexandra to record for various groups.

During her musical career Alexandra has had the opportunity to work and participate in recordings with artists at the national and international level. Among them the Puerto Rican flute player Nestor Torres which was nominated for the Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards for best album in its category.

Some of the artists that Alexandra has worked with include MAELO RUIZ , TITO NIEVES , JERRY RIVERA ,LUISITO CARRION , RAY SEPULVEDA , RAY DE LA PAZ, HENRY FIOL, ORQUESTA MULENZE, TITO GOMEZ (R.I.P), RICHIE RAY AND BOBBY CRUZ (as his special percussionist guest), ROBERTO BLADES, and CANO ESTREMERA. 

She has also had the opportunity to work in the award winning recording “Tribute to Colombian salsa” by Alberto Barros. Today Alexandra is the percussionist and singer of New Wine, the musical group King Jesus International Ministry, one of the biggest and fastest growing Hispanic churches in the United States.

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