Afro Cuban Festival


My friend Suné put me onto this…Thanks Sune!

AFRO-CUBAN CURRENTS:
The African Roots and Global Fruits of a Transatlantic Sound

SATURDAY, JULY 15, 2006
King Park, Jamaica Queens

E or J train to Parsons/Archer
ALL EVENTS FREE!

FOLKLORIC DRUMMING & DANCE WORKSHOPS @ KING MANOR (2-4pm)

• Drummer/composer David Gomez (2-4pm),credited by the London Daily for his “out-of-this-world rhythmical approach.”

• Percussionist Andrea Pryor de Manrique (3-4pm), who has studied Afro-Cuban percussion and folklore in Cuba since 1994.

• Folkloric dancers Ernest Barthelemy and Rebecca Bliss (2-4pm), who have trained extensively with leading companies in Cuba. (Featuring live percussion by Grupo Ara Oko.)

OUTDOOR CONCERT @ KING PARK (4-7:30 PM)

• Obini Ashé (4:30pm): A powerhouse all-female drum-and-dance ensemble that honors female deities and unsung women of Afro-Cuban spiritual and cultural traditions.

• La Bolá (5:30pm): A dynamic 13-piece timba band that reflects the real sounds of “la calle Cubana,” without losing sight of the fact that timba is all about dancing.

• The Latin-Jazz Coalition (6:30pm): “One of the best new [groups] I’ve heard, that combines traditional Latin music, Latin jazz, Brazilian music and Funk.” – Latin Beat

A PROJECT OF THE QUEENS COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
www.queenscouncilarts.org
Tatiana

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  1. Nice blog – wish I could be at this fiesta though – I was at one similar about 6/7 years ago I believe also in NY in Central Park – it was a wow wow DAY!

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