SWINGS INTO SPRING WITH RUMBAMERICA
the Nagelberg Theater, Thursday, February 13
COLLEGE, NEW YORK, NY (2/07/03)—Hot on the heels—literally—of
last semester’s successful performance and lecture Philosophy
in Motion and the Milt Hinton Jazz Series concert
by Latin-jazzbos Chris Washburne and Syotos,
comes a performance by Rumbamerica, an Afro-Cuban
super-group comprising some of the genre’s best percussionists
and dancers. The concert, jointly sponsored by the Milt Hinton
Jazz Perspectives series and the Sidney Mishkin Gallery, is
scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM at the Rose
Nagelberg Theater on Thursday, February 13.
The Rose Nagelberg Theater of the Baruch Performing Arts Theater
is located on the B-3 Level of the Newman Vertical Campus.
will perform many of the best-known sacred and secular Afro-Cuban
rhythms, including the Kongo-inspired rumba, and Iyesa and Oricha music,
both originating from the Yoruba ethnic group in West Africa.
The group membership includes Carlos Gomez; singer David Oquendo;
dancer Pedro Domesch; and three distinguished percussionists,
Wilson ‘Chembo’ Corniel, Chris ‘Fatoye’ Theberge,
and Matt Baranello. They have all played alongside the major
legends of Afro-Cuban music, with names like Johnny Pacheco,
Charlie Palmieri, and the Larry Harlow Orchestra appearing
on their individual resumes.
performance ties in with several other events revolving around
Caribbean culture on the campus this spring. The month-long
celebration of Dominican Heritage Month began with an opening
ceremony on Thursday, February 6 at 12:30 PM. The event featured
a Dominican folk dance performance and a discussion on the
African influence on Dominican music. The Mishkin Gallery exhibit, Sequined
Surfaces: Haitian Voudon Flags, debuted on the same day.
The exhibit is a display of religious insignia from Haiti,
the Dominican Republic’s neighbor on the island of Hispaniola.
events, including a poetry reading and book exhibition
on Thursday, February 13th and an art
exhibit on Thursday, February 20th, are
scheduled for the three weeks leading up to Dominican Republic
Independence Day on February 27th. The events will conclude
on Friday, February 28th with a closing
ceremony and performance by the Piel Canela Dance
Company, a mambo dance troupe. All performances
and displays will take place in the Newman Vertical Campus Multi-Purpose
Room. Read the Baruch College online calendar for further
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