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Pablo Araujo…

plays the guitar like it is a conversation with an old friend. He listens and reacts to emotions, to each moment, hesitations and hurriedness, with an ease and grace that demonstrates both his years of study and his innate talent. He has an incredible ability to transition from salsa to jazz, from ballads to rock, often on the same stage on the same night. His improvisational skills, his understanding of collaboration and his sense of humor have made him a perfect duo partner. – Isahrai

Pablo Araujo studied guitar at the Fernández Leal Escuela Superior de Música in Mexico City. He also has taken master classes with American jazz & blues guitarist Scott Henderson as well as Australian jazz guitarist, Frank Gambale. Pablo moved from Mexico City to Zihuatanejo in 2004 and has been the principal guitarist with Son d’Aká ever since. In the spring of 2012, Pablo went on tour with Grammy award-winning Mexican guitar duo, Rodrigo y Gabriela, as part of C.U.B.A. with shows in Ireland, across the United States and in Toronto, Canada. Shows on the tour included a performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as well as the opportunity to play in some of the most well known concert halls in the US including Radio City Music Hall in New York City, The Chicago Theatre and at The New Orleans Jazz Festival where they shared billing with such notable music legends as Herbie Hancock and The Eagles.

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Isahrai Azaria & Pablo Araujo, Migration Heart, 2013 (Photo by Epitacio Sanchez)