5/15/15: Harlem Afro Cuban Roots @ CCNY

Harlem Afro Cuban Roots @ City College
Harlem Afro Cuban Roots @ CCNY
FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015 | 8:00 PM
AARON DAVIS HALL (138 Convent Ave @ 135th Street)

Grammy-award-nominee saxophonist and composer Yosvany Terry headlines the exciting extravaganza, Harlem Afro-Cuban Roots, a concert production that brings together traditional and contemporary music celebrating the indelible footprints left by Harlem based Cuban legends of the past such as Luciano ‘Chano’ Pozo, Machito, Mario Bauza, Chico O’Farrill, Mongo Santamaria, Carlos ‘Patato’ Valdes, Arsenio Rodriguez and Graciela Perez among many others.

The concert program includes music inspired by the Afro Cuban root elements incorporated into American jazz as well as the premiere performance of Terry’s own compositions based on the ceremonial chants and rhythms of the Arara tradition of Matanzas in Cuba. These works—included in Terry’s most recent production, the 2015 Grammy nominated album entitled New Throned King—are intended to preserve the Cuban Arara.

This event is curated by Nelson Radhames Rodriguez.

TICKETS: $20 – $35

Tickets can be purchased at the Aaron Davis Hall Box Office, located at West 135th Street and Convent Avenue on the campus of The City College of New York, by phone at (212) 650-6900 or on line at www.citycollegecenterforthearts.org.

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