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“The astronaut is one of the only individuals who gets an opportunity to see the earth as a whole from above, and by doing that, a new sense of being part of a big picture is brought upon him”. This new vision is what has inspired Andres Jimenez who is a drummer, percussionist, arranger, song writer and composer from Bogota Colombia and who is based in The US since 2000: “Dilemastronauta is my attempt to depict the Astronaut’s dilemma, which is – I am from here, but also from there… I am from everywhere. I feel this is the immigrant’s dilemma here on earth, and I try to translate this feeling through sounds.” Dilemastronauta’s sound is always evolving and changing with the years as different social, cultural, and political issues influence the band. But one thing does not change and that is the commitment to play new music, free music, honest music that reflects a world not bounded by borders or nationality. “Diversity is a key ingredient in this band and in reality our experiences as humans playing music on this earth, are what makes up our sound, as the band director I encourage everyone to tell their stories specially musically, on the stage”.


Andres Jimenez / Drumset-Percussion

Alessandro Fadini / Keys

Melissa Escudero / Vocals

Isaiah Richardson / Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Melodica

Dylan Kamikow / Bass

“ DILEMASTRONAUTA” at Terraza 7 on Saturday February 14th, 2015 at 8:00 pm.

$7 cover charge for mezzanine

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