DilemAstronauta

DilemAstronauta

“The astronaut is one of the few 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 bigger 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 New York city 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… it is the immigrants dilemma here on earth, I try to translate this feeling through sounds and visual art.” 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. In 2011 Dilemastronauta released an album by the titled of “Astronauta en Tierra” and in 2017 a new format called “Dilemastronauta y La Tripulación Cósmica” will  be releasing a full album which will be released on Vinyl and on MP3.

Bio

Bio

Andres Jimenez is part of a wave of Colombian-American musicians who has been heavily influenced by folkloric music of Colombia such as Cumbia, Bullerengue, Musica de Banda (like Porros, Puyas, and Fandangos), Currulaos from the Colombian Pacific coast, among many other Colombian styles. However, Andres is able to find cultural and musical connections with music from Peru, Cuba, Brazil, New Orleans and Bebop. “Living in cities like Bogota, Orlando, Boston and New York have made me who I am, an immigrant open to new sounds, mentalities, opinions, and new cultures. I can truly say I have experienced what it is to be an immigrant and becoming an American truly is, which is not related to having a blue passport, but instead it is the capacity to connect with people form all over the world by relating to them because we live as a community in this country”. Andres is also the co-founder of MAKU Sound System and is at the forth front of the “Immigrant Beat” – a cultural movement aiming to recognize the value of immigration in New York City among people form all over the world. Andres has traveled all throughout the US, South America and Africa sharing his experience as a Colombian-American with ensembles that are always about diversity, both racially and musically. .

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Store

www.dilemastronauta.bandcamp.com

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