Roberto Perera

            Roberto Perera’s romance with the Paraguayan harp began back in 1964 when the 12-year-old aspiring musician enrolled at the Conservatory of Modern Music in his hometown of Montevideo, Uruguay.  His multicultural beginnings no doubt played a part in his decision to embrace the 36-string Paraguayan harp and transform the native Latin American Folk Instrument to incorporate the influences of Latin, Pop, Jazz, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban music.  The transformation of this humble, hand crafted harp from its folk origins into one of contemporary instrumental music’s most commanding voices has been nothing short of magical.