As part of “EL DÚO [MTV]”, where MTV stands for Musica Tradicional Venezolana, Mari Leona and Daniel Uzcategui reinvent traditional Venezuelan music through singing and personal arrangements. Multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and music producer, Mari Leona was the main flautist of the “Simón Bolívar” symphony orchestra. But traditional Venezuelan music is in her blood along with other influences. Daniel Uzcategui, for his part, is a cuatrista, guitarist, bassist and sound engineer, from the world of traditional Venezuelan music. Through his jazz studies in particular, he has developed his own aesthetic for the interpretation of folk traditions. Together, they reunite the nuances and musical styles of the different regions of Venezuela.
Violinist Maria Elena Pacheco and guitarist Ernesto Hermoza share the same passion for traditional Peruvian rhythms and stringed instruments. Their musical trajectory is rich and diverse: they have taken part in multiple projects of various musical genres alongside Peruvian and international artists such as Susana Baca or Quincy Jones. It was the blend of Peruvian and colonial rhythms, known as “música criolla”, that ultimately inspired them for their duo journey on violin and guitar.