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Summer Music: Tijuana-Born Guitarist Israel Maldonado On His Musical Roots

Guitarist Israel Maldonado performing in an undated photo.

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Above: Guitarist Israel Maldonado performing in an undated photo.

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From his upbringing in Tijuana to life in Carlsbad, Maldonado opens up about his musical influences.

Aired: August 6, 2020 | Transcript

Tijuana-born musician, Israel Maldonado, is known for his unique take on Latin and Brazillian music.

As a classical guitar player, vocalist and percussionist, he’s toured with bands Agua Dulce and Sol E Mar, and fronts his own bands, Israel Maldonado Band and Puente.

RELATED: Summer Music Series

As part of our annual Summer Music Series, Maldonado joined Midday Edition on Thursday to talk about his musical journey—from Tijuana to San Diego.

Summer Music Series: Israel Maldonado

Reported by Christopher Maue

Follow the KPBS Summer Music Series playlist on Spotify for these tracks from Israel Maldonado, along with all the artists that have participated in the series.

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