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“Exploring Prehistory Through Music”

Posted on June 07, 2023 by Mindy Mellenbruch

The Mesmerizing Melodies of Alyosha Barreiro


Alyosha Barreiro, hailing from a family of artists in Mexico, was immersed in the creative world from an early age. By 14, he was already making a living as a musician, playing percussion at raves and dance music concerts. After graduating from Berklee in 2001, he headed to New York City but had to turn back due to the tragic events of September 11. Deeply moved by the experience, Alyosha composed "September 11," a song that propelled him into the Mexican music industry.

Returning to Mexico City, Alyosha spent his initial years playing with various bands in different genres before gaining popularity in the techno/house music scene. His breakthrough came with a massive concert in Mexico City's Downtown Plaza, performing for 80,000 people. From there, he went on to captivate audiences at Mexico's grandest venues, art museums, and city centers.

In his latest venture, Prehispánica Electrónica, Alyosha combines Mexico's ancestral roots with contemporary society, art, and technology. Collaborating with the dance group Nok Niuk, he pushes the boundaries of electronic music and challenges its stereotypes. Imbued with reverence for the past, Alyosha incorporates pre-Hispanic instruments into his compositions, breathing new life into the forgotten sounds of antiquity.

By weaving these ancestral elements into his music, Alyosha transports listeners to a realm where past and present converge, where the echoes of ancient rituals intertwine with modern melodies. It is a celebration of cultural heritage, a testament to the timeless power of music to bridge generations.

Ritual por Alyosha Barreiro from alyosha barreiro on Vimeo.