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El Barrio Project / Salsa$10
El Barrio Project / Salsa at Terraza 7 on Monday, February 3rd, 2020 at 8:00 pm.
$10 Cover charge for mezzanine. FREE admission for CHILDREN 12 and under, with an adult over 21.
Aurent Hounsavi, Jainardo Batista, Deborah Resto, Armando Jiménez / Vocals.
Alex Noris, Guido González / Trumpets.
Eddie Venegas / Trombone.
Antonio Orta / Baritone sax.
Anna Povich de Mayor / Flute.
Oreste Abrantes, Nestor Gómez, Jonathan Gómez / Percussion.
Rubén Rodriguez / Bass.
Pablo Mayor / Piano; arrangements.
Pablo Mayor, whose powerhouse orchestra has redefined modern Colombian music in the last decade, crosses cultural boundaries with his latest “El Barrio Project,” which takes his
renowned band into the heart of NYC’s barrios (ethnic neighborhoods). The music of the new production is a metaphor for an NYC community with its diverse mash-up of peoples,
exploring themes of culture, immigration, tradition, and love.
The latest album to be released in 2020-“El Barrio Project-SALSA” takes Pablo Mayor’s Folklore Urbano into the historic birthplace of salsa: Spanish Harlem and the Bronx, featuring his renowned arrangements and collaborative work with songwriters Nick Chavarria, Cruz “Chino” Melao (an icon of the historic era of NYC salsa), and Ricardo Gautreau. This is Folklore Urbano-salsa and carries with it Pablo Mayor’s signature sound that blends gritty dance music with skillfully crafted orchestrations, this time showcasing his long-standing career as a pianist with the legendary Orquesta Broadway, and his early years as a Cali, Colombian-born salsa musician.
El Barrio Project-SALSA is a pice of joyful dance music and features a brand-new line-up of multi-cultural vocalists and instrumentalists. This is Global salsa. The 14-piece orchestra features on vocals West African-born Parisian Laurent Hounsavi, along with Puerto Ricans Jainardo Batista and Deborah Resto, and Caleño (Colombian) Armando Jiménez. Puerto Rican/Cuban Maestro Oreste Abrantes drives the rhythm section, with legendary Ruben Rodriguez on bass, Pablo at the keys, and a horn section of some of NYC’s top jazz and salsa horn players. Various manifestations of the “El Barrio Project” have been heard since 2016 at Le Poisson Rouge, La Guardia Performing Arts Center, the High Line, Flushing Town Hall, and Flushing Meadow Park (Queens Museum-Louis Armstrong festival).