Araceli Poma is one of the most representative artists of the new generation of Peruvian musicians. Owner of a moving and intense voice, she is creating her own tradition.
The Andean and Coast cultures meet in her music, in a journey from the ancestral to the contemporary.
She has collaborated with renowned musicians and producers worldwide, such as Zé Luis Oliveira, Caetano Veloso’s legendary saxophonist; Hugo Candelario, innovative composer of the Afro-Colombian Pacific music; Pepe Felly Manuaku, guitar legend of Congolese rumba; Ramón Stagnaro, who stands out in Plácido Domingo’s and Celine Dion’s records; and Oscar Stagnaro, bassist and touring musician for Michel Camilo and Chucho Valdés, among others.
She has been recently included in the album and documentary The Warrior Women of Afro-Peruvian Music of the NYC-based global platform JUST PLAY. This material produced by Matt Geraghty, Zé Luis Oliveira and Javier Lazo has been praised by SongLines, one of the most influential World Music magazines.
The album has been recorded in Peru, New York and Chicago, with the participation of memorable guests such as Howard Levy, founding member of the Grammy award-winning band Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, and multiple Grammy award-winning pianist and arranger Gil Goldstein.
In July 2020, she will be at SUNFEST in London – Ontario, Canada, presenting her new album produced by Javier Lazo, prominent composer of Susana Baca and Novalima hits.