DAMIAN'S BIO

Blurb:

Taking his cue from his uncle's collection of vintage vinyl, Damian Quiñones leads this funky Nuyorican band that features Afro-Caribbean percussion, dirty twin guitars and an occasional cuatro. The repertoire is a genre hopping mix of original music and select covers. 

 

Quiñones's songwriting is a heady stew of 60's rock and roll, Nuyorican funk, with a nice helping of tropicalia, and Afro-Caribbean sounds to boot. 

A recording artist, he has produced four albums, most recently “Sleight of Hand in the Material Realm,” which he performs with his own original hand-drawn stop-image animation that is projected over and behind the musicians. 

Quiñones has written music for television and film and performs regularly with his second project,  Analog Experimental. He was awarded "best score" by the NYU Short Film Festival 2013 for his soundtrack to the film "Flood" by Katy Scoggin. 

Quiñones is also an arts educator who has regularly worked with NYC public school students and communities, most recently as an aesthetic arts teaching artist for Lincoln Center Education.

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