The Music and Social Change Lab is collaborating with the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center to develop music programming that reflects and appeals to the Latino population of New York City.
Professor Carlos Chirinos curated a series of events presenting legendary artists from the New York Latin music scene, DJ’s spinning vinyl records and a digital exhibition of Latin record cover art curated by Pablo Yglesias, author of the book “Cocinando: 50 years of Latin Album Cover Art”.
The series ran in winter/spring 2016 and will continue on December 1st 2016 with a performance by award winning Jazz Saxophonist David Murray.
Founded in 1962, Orquesta Broadway plays traditional Cuban charangas and danzones, genres popularized in Cuba in the 40s and preserved by the orchestra’s founder and current musical director, Eddy Zervigón.
Originally founded by members of the Ray Barreto Orchestra in 1973, Típica 73 revitalizes and brings the essence of a real 1970s NYC salsa dance party.
With his party band dedicated to the music of Cuban bandleader Arsenio Rodríguez, the renowned guitarist creates “a wonder of otherworldly Cuban soul” (Guitar Magazine).
Led by John “Dandy” Rodriguez, Mitch Frohman, both of whom have spent over 25 years working with Tito Puente, and Jose Madera, the Mambo Legends Orchestra keeps the sound of the 50s and 60s Palladium.
The Brooklyn based new generation Latin ensemble joined forces with pionnering Salsa trumpet player Maite Hontelé.
Legendary Jazz player and Grammy Award winner David Murray plays the repertoire of Nat King Cole’s famous recording in spanish, with new instrumental arrangements performed by some of the best Jazz and Latin musicians in New York.