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Roman Diaz & Mendo-Kairan / Cuban Rumba$15
Roman Diaz & Mendo-Kairan / Cuban Rumba at Terraza 7 on Saturday, February 15th, 2020 at 10:00 pm.
$15 cover charge for mezzanine. $5 suggested donation for the first floor. FREE admission for CHILDREN 12 and under.
Oriente Lopez / Piano.
Diego Lopez / Percussion.
Abraham Rodriguez / Percussion.
Román Diaz / Percussion; Spoken Word and musical director.
Roman is a Master percussionist, scholar, and composer Román Díaz is regarded as a “living repository” of Afro Cuban music. He has performed and recorded with Merceditas Valdés, Raíces Profundas, Los Marqueses de Atarés, Jane Bunett, Orlando “Puntilla” Ríos, Paquito D’Rivera, Oriente Lopez, Giovanni Hidalgo, David Virelles, Chucho Valdés, and Wynton Marsalis. Mentored by the great Pancho Quinto, the founder of the seminal rumba ensemble Yoruba Andabo, he aided in the creation of the sound that has defined rumba since the 1980s in Cuba and all around the world. His mastery of Batá along with his rock solid groove on congas is present on countless recordings worldwide. He has traveled extensively teaching master classes on Afro Cuban percussion. Román is a unique musical visionary capable of steering the evolution of this art form far into the future because of his deep understanding of the culture and the sensibility with which he tells a story.