Marco Claveria Project


Sat Aug 15, 2:00 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage. Worlds Collide WORKSHOP

Sat Aug 15, 6:45 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage               

Sun Aug 16 12:30 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage Latin Lovers and Polyrhythmic Panic WORKSHOP


Marco Claveria was born in Santiago Chile and started guitar lessons at the age of ten, learning to play the basics of Chilean folk music before moving on to study different styles such as Cuecas, Tonadas, and the Resbaloza as well as the Argentinian Samba.

When his family immigrated to Canada in 1982, and after a period of transition to his new home he enrolled in the Music Program at Grant McEwan University, eventually relocating to Montreal to further broaden his musical horizons.  In 1994 after attending AFROCUBANISMO! In Banff, Alberta, Marco was inspired to travel to Cuba to rediscover his passion for the music he grew up listening to in his parents’ home in Chile. In 1996 he made up his mind to return and study with some of Cubas’ musical masters including Carlitos Gonzales (Afrocuban All-Stars) Angel Rivero and Alejandro Maximo Duany.

Marco has been an integral part of various musical projects that have toured South America, USA and all across Canada and has had the privilege of playing the prestigious Montreal Jazz Festival as a founding member and main writer-composer of the popular Alberta group Bomba!.

Marco has opened concerts for Cubanismo, Angelique Kidjo, Mayra Valdes, Al Green and Aaron Neville, they also accompanied Jose Seves (Inti-Illimani) and Elizabeth Morris, Alex Cuba, and Havana D’Primera.

In Marco’s latest release, “Origins”, he join forces with some of Canada’s top musicians such as Keith Rempel, Jose Sanchez (Alex Cuba,Rojitas), Juan Carlos Gonzalez (Pupy y Los Que Son Son) Israel “Toto” Berriel (Los munequitos de Matanzas) and Daymar Calvario (Pupy y Los Que Son Son) on Piano and Violin. Together they begin a new chapter in his musical journey.