domingo, 1 de mayo de 2011
Raquel Z. Rivera y Catarina dos Santos en Hostos el 6 y 7 de mayo
THE MERMAID'S FEET:
A Dialogue in Song Across the Oceans
May 6th, at 7:30 pm
May 7th, at 7:30 pm
Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture
450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street, the Bronx, NY
$15 regular, $7 students/seniors
Tkts & info: 718-518-4455
For online tickets CLICK HERE.
THE MERMAID’S FEET is a collaborative effort between East Harlem-based vocalists Catarina dos Santos and Raquel Z. Rivera who draw on roots music of the Afro-Ibero-American world, highlighting women's experiences. The project title makes reference to the female-centeredness of dos Santos' and Rivera's music and to the ocean that touches all the countries whose musical traditions they draw from: Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Portugal, Cape Verde and Angola. Rivera is a practitioner of the Caribbean salve, bomba and jíbaro traditions; Dos Santos’ work blends Portuguese, North East Brazilian, Cape Verdean and Angolan musical languages such as samba de roda, afoxé, batuku, and semba, in a innovative collaboration with Brazilian, Portuguese, and African musicians.
Raquel Z. Rivera will be accompanied by Ojos de Sofia featuring Bryan Vargas (musical director, guitar and cuatro), Yasser Tejeda (guitar), Donald Nicks (bass), Camilo Molina-Gaetán (percussion), Jonathan Troncoso (percussion), Kaila Paulino (background vocals) and, of course, Catarina dos Santos.
Catarina dos Santos will be accompanied by her band featuring Marcos Vigio (guitar), Zé Rui de Pina (cavaquinho), Leco Reis (bass), Mick Trovoada (percussion), Gil Oliveira (percussion), and of course, Raquel Z. Rivera.