Mon May 11 2015 / 7 pm
Román Díaz Afro-Cuban Music Ensemble
Román Díaz Afro Cuban Music Ensemble with special guests
from the Oyu Oro dance company
365 Fifth Avenue
(bet. 34th and 35th Streets)
Trains: B,D,F,M to 34th St.; 6 to 33rd St.
Ticekts $15/$12 CUNY staff & students (contact 212-817-8215 for discount information)
Produced and curated by Live Sounds.
Master percussionist, scholar, and composer Román Díaz is a living repository of Afro-Cuban music. This special performance features his all-star Afro-Cuban Music Ensemble, along with special guests from the Oyu Oro dance company. The artists will premiere Ibú - Ngoma, a selection of the diverse folkloric traditions inherited in Cuba from West Africa and the Caribbean, highlighting lineages from the Congo, Abakuá, and Haiti. Díaz has performed and recorded with a "who's who" of Cuban artists and jazz masters, including Paquito D'Rivera, Wynton Marsalis, and Pancho Quinto. As a member of the ensemble Yoruba Andabo, he helped create the sound that has defined Cuban rumba since the 1980s. His mastery of Batá drumming, along with his rock solid groove on congas, is present on countless recordings worldwide.