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Ambar

Ambar is a Paris-based chamber outfit that made it is full-length debut this year 2010 with Un Diablo Suelto, an record of South American dances. Led by violinist extraordinaire Sasha Rozhdestvensky, the quartet also contains Colombian-born, classically educated co-workers Francisco Gonzalez (electric guitar, vocals), Nelson Gomez (guitarron), and Juan Fernando Garcia (percussion, flute). They produced their full-length record debut over the Delos label. Made up of several South American dances — the Colombian bambuco and pasillo, the Venezuelan vals, the Brazilian choro, as well as the Colombian/Venezuelan porro and cumbia — the record features collaborations using the Moscow Chamber Orchestra (Constantine Orbelian, conductor), Joaquin Riaño (electric guitar), and Ricardo Sandoval (mandolina).

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