La Guitarra de Puerto Rico
Lorena Garay plays guitar music that reflects her unique background - her roots in Latin music and her formal training in classical guitar at the Hartt School of Music and the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico. Lorena Garay's 'La Guitarra de Puerto Rico', has been praised for it's original compositions and fresh arrangements of Afro-Caribbean, Spanish and South American music by Lorena Garay. Her guitar arrangements beautifully blend the classical influence with her Latino sound. This is a unique feature of her style. The result is an exciting, original sound featuring passionate guitar playing. ALBUM REVIEW: 'Classical guitar blends with Latin percussion for a distinct, unique collection of lovely tunes by talented guitarist Lorena Garay in LA GUITARRA DE PUERTO RICO. While there are instrumental demonstrations of various styles here, from the rumba flamenca/samba-influenced 'Boricuas Extranjeros' to the cumbia 'Cholito', Garay's talents lay in her ability to produce a melodic, subdued listening experience throughout. Yes, the variety of styles in Puerto Rico are represented well here, from these mediums to son and danza - but the clear classic guitar flawlessly represents the Spanish themes underlying them in LA GUITARRA DE PUERTO RICO, making Lorena Garay's CD special and outstanding not just for Latin collections, but for any classical guitar library holding.' - World Discoveries.