Originally found on Guatacanights.com

Guataca, the music platform that drives emerging talent, celebrates its first decade. The story is told in the book 10 years of pure Guataca , written and compiled by Gerardo Guarache Ocque and Juan Luis Landaeta and prefaced by the speaker and journalist César Miguel Rondón , who, together with Ernesto Rangel , will make the official presentation this June 27 at the Altamira Books bookstore in Coral Gables, Miami .

From the encounter between the teacher Aquiles Báez -guitarist, composer and producer- and Ernesto Rangel – enthusiastic Venezuelan music entrepreneur – the initiative emerged to generate a platform to support the emerging Venezuelan musical talent, especially that which makes fusion from the root traditional. The platform evolved to produce a showcase of concerts and grew to such a point that, more than a decade after its creation, it now operates in Caracas and Lechería (Venezuela), and also in Madrid, Barcelona, Panama, Miami and New York . Recently, cycles were activated in Houston and Orlando .

The publication recounts the first decade of achievements and offers a photographic record of the work of the platform, which currently generates about 200 concerts a year, guaranteeing high production standards and sophistication in the curatorship of the artistic proposal, putting the emphasis on inspired proposals in the traditional root; but without dogmatic moods, with the door ajar for jazz and fusion fusion, bossa, blues and Latin American and American folklore.

Guataca, the music platform that drives emerging talent, celebrates its first decade. The story is told in the book 10 years of pure Guataca , written and compiled by Gerardo Guarache Ocque and Juan Luis Landaeta and prefaced by the speaker and journalist César Miguel Rondón , who, together with Ernesto Rangel , will make the official presentation this June 27 at the Altamira Books bookstore in Coral Gables, Miami .

From the encounter between the teacher Aquiles Báez -guitarist, composer and producer- and Ernesto Rangel – enthusiastic Venezuelan music entrepreneur – the initiative emerged to generate a platform to support the emerging Venezuelan musical talent, especially that which makes fusion from the root traditional. The platform evolved to produce a showcase of concerts and grew to such a point that, more than a decade after its creation, it now operates in Caracas and Lechería (Venezuela), and also in Madrid, Barcelona, Panama, Miami and New York . Recently, cycles were activated in Houston and Orlando .

The publication recounts the first decade of achievements and offers a photographic record of the work of the platform, which currently generates about 200 concerts a year, guaranteeing high production standards and sophistication in the curatorship of the artistic proposal, putting the emphasis on inspired proposals in the traditional root; but without dogmatic moods, with the door ajar for jazz and fusion fusion, bossa, blues and Latin American and American folklore.