Harlem Stage presents HABANA/HARLEM®, two nights of stellar performances honoring the legacy of cross-cultural collaboration between the capital of Cuba and one of the world’s most famous Black communities. The first show, on Friday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m., features New Orleans legend Henry Butler with Osmany Paredes. The second show, on Saturday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m., features headliners the Pedro Martinez Project with DJ Cato and guest vocalists De’Adre Aziza (Passing Strange), Ihsan, Maria Isa (Mimi in the MN Production of “Rent”) and Nina Rodriguez.
The anticipated next chapter of Michele Rosewoman’s New Yor-Uba marks its debut on November 1, 2019 with the release of “HALLOWED,” on the artists’ own label, Advance Dance Disques. CD release events, will kick off with a residency at New York City’s ZINC, 82 West 3rd Street, 212.477.9462, on November 2 & 8, 2019 at 7:30pm & 9:30pm, presented in association with Habana/Harlem® Neyda Martínez & Onel Mulet, and a performance at The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz on December 21.
NEW YORK – Harlem Stage presents HABANA/HARLEM®, two nights of stellar performances honoring the legacy of cross-cultural collaboration between the capital of Cuba and one of the world’s most famous Black communities.
Please join us for a program that will showcase the unique musical message from Batz’i Rock Band, Sak Tzevul, and a conversation about spirituality and indigenous traditions in contemporary life. Opening conversation facilitated by Dowoti Desir, cultural critic, activist and educator. “A Time for Healing” is a series of grass-roots forums and dialogues celebrating the NYC debut of Sak Tzevul.
Celebrating 35 years of evolution, Latin Grammy® recipient Michele Rosewoman releases the anticipated next chapter from the groundbreaking ensemble New Yor-Uba on November 1st on her own Advance Disques recording label. Produced by Michele Rosewoman and Liberty Ellman, and co-produced by: Habana/Harlem® Neyda Martínez and Onel Mulet, the album melds her longstanding assemblage of master musicians. From both worlds of spiritually based Cuban folkloric music and contemporary jazz, featuring Oru de Oro, an extended work commissioned by Chamber Music America. Original cover art by Rosewoman’s late mother, the artist Estera.
More than 200 years before this year's earthquake, Haitian aftershocks of a different kind swept through the Caribbean, setting in motion developments that would shape 20th-century music. The Haitian revolution of 1791 and the subsequent creation, in 1804, of the first independent black republic in Haiti led to a newly confident search for a black cultural identity in Cuba and in New Orleans. It also gave both places a large influx of freed Haitian slaves, who brought with them a particular three-note musical cell.
Iniciamos este episodio con la marcha realizada el Primero de Mayo por las calles de Nueva York. El recorrido de este año marca la unión entre grupos que buscan la justicia social como el movimiento por una reforma migratoria, los sindicatos de trabajadores y el movimiento Occupy Wall Street. Más adelante, en el bajo Manhattan, Patricio Lerzundi visita al caricaturista peruano Carlos Bernales, CABE. En su estudio, Cabe nos habla de cómo sus dibujos han sido testigos excepcionales de la política local y mundial.
Nueva York – Desde la selva lacandona de Chiapas llega a Nueva York el grupo de rock alternativo Sak Tzevul, cuyo nombre significa ‘Relámpago; en idioma tzotzil. Creado en 1996 en Zinacantán, Chiapas, México, el grupo “presenta una combinación de folklore y rock”, dice Damián Martínez uno de los fundadores del grupo y quien es el compositor de la mayoría de los temas que interpretan. Sak Tzevul se presenta esta noche en concierto en el David Rubenstein Atrium del Lincoln Center, en Mahattan, y así culmina con broche de oro una serie de presentaciones que tuvieron en Nueva York como parte de varias actividades culturales organizadas por Habana/Harlem una organización que promueve la cultura y las artes en la Gran Manzana. Estos eventos han tenido como propósito enseñar al público neoyorquino el trabajo de este grupo, que con su propuesta “fusiona sonidos de rock con elementos propios de las culturas nativas, principalmente la tzotzil” afirma Neida Martínez, de HABANA/HARLEM®.
Harlem Stage presents Habana|Harlem, two nights of stellar performances honoring the legacy of cross-cultural collaboration between the capital of Cuba and one of the world's most famous Black communities. The first show, on Friday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m., features New Orleans legend Henry Butler with Osmany Paredes. The second show, on Saturday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m., features headliners the Pedro Martinez Project with guest vocalists De'Adre Aziza, Ihsan Maria Isa and Nina Rodriguez. The two programs, co-presented as part of the CareFusion Jazz Festival New York and produced by jazz impresario George Wein, were conceived and created by Neyda Martinez and musical director Onel Mulet.
In this special edition of Harlem Stage's semi-annual Habana/Harlem series, produced by Neyda Martinez and Onel Mulet, the Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra pays tribute to East Harlem's sultry dance club, the Park Palace, that welcomed Afro-Cuban music as it made its way to New York in the 1920s. The Park Palace, once located on the northwest corner of 110th Street and Fifth Avenue, was one of East Harlem's hottest dance clubs, serving up boleros, guarachas, and charangas from the 1920's through the 1950's. This was just one of the venues where some of the best musicians from Cuba, as well as New York Cubans and Puerto Ricans, came to perform. The Park Palace was one of the important places where the New York Latino community created a new sound based on the roots of the music, but relevant to their contemporary world.
Habana/Harlem Celebrates New Trends in Cuban Music
New York City (New York), USA – Aaron Davis Hall (ADH) in Harlem (New York) continues its 25th Anniversary season with the premiere of Habana/Harlem on October 28 and 29, 2005. Two days of music, dancing and dialogues that highlight the routes and explosive new directions and cutting-edge trends of music from Cuban artists living in the New York City metro area. From the roads of Habana to the streets of Harlem, Afro-Cuban rhythms play an upbeat “clave” to the downbeat funk of jazz and R & B. The festival Habana / Harlem was conceived and produced by Neyda Martinez, Monserrat Ltd
“Her quintet burns with the intensity of one of Woody Shaw’s great hard bop units, yet it can also step lightly through the dance rhythms…and turn up the funk.” –Downbeat Magazine Leading this ten-piece ensemble, Rosewoman deftly integrates brass and rhythm sections with folkloric cornerstones including bata and conga drummers, traditional vocals and dance. Honoring the late Orlando ‘Puntilla’ Rios, master Cuban percussionist/vocalist and once featured ensemble member of New Yor-Uba, this special evening of celebration promises to be an explosive evening of unforgettable cultural synergy.
Formerly of Yoruba Andabo, percussionist Roman Diaz has released several CDs. Román Díaz Rumba Ensemble [scroll down to Román Díaz] 3/26/2020 UMASS, Amherst: "Master percussionist, scholar, and composer Román Díaz is regarded as a “living repository” of Afro Cuban music. As a member of the seminal rumba ensemble Yoruba Andabo and mentored by the great Pancho Quinto, he aided in the creation of the sound that has defined rumba since the 1980's. His mastery of Batá along with his rock solid groove on congas is present on countless recordings worldwide. His ensemble gives a profound and unforgettable cultural experience, presenting its own unique repertoire with a broad and deep sound that draws upon its tradition, and all the stations along the evolutionary journey of Afro-Cuban music."
Habana | Harlem
Sept 5th 9:30 PM at Joes Pub
The CD Release of Ekobio Enyenison. Don’t miss Enyenison Enkama’s world premiere performance; featuring Roman Diaz, Angel Guerrero, Pedro Martinez and Special Guest Steve Turre. For press comp's, CD review copy and artist interviews, contact: Neyda Martinez, Founder/Exectuive Producer, Habana | Harlem (TM) Cell: 917 656 7846; email@example.com Onel Mulet, Artistic Producer, Habana | Harlem (TM) Cell: 718 909 6464; firstname.lastname@example.org Tickets on sale now! Only $15! http://www.joespub.com/component/option,com_shows/task,view/Itemid,40/id,4752 In 2001, after many years of dedicated research and hard work on the part of Dr. Ivor Miller and the members of Enyenison Enkama Nigerian Ékpè and Cuban Abakuá met to display their related traditions, likely for the first time since separation through slavery some 200 years ago. The mutual excitement of this summit meeting, held at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, led to several further meetings, each incrementally larger. When the Obong (paramount ruler) of Calabar visited the USA in 2003, the Abakuá who arrived to greet him received invitations to visit Calabar. In 2004 the Governor of Cross River State, his Excellency Donald Duke, arranged for two Abakuá to visit an Ékpè festival in Calabar, where the Cubans won the hearts and respect of Ékpè leaders. In 2007, the Musée Quai Branly of Paris invited two groups, one Nigerian Ékpè, and another Cuban Abakuá, to perform onstage for a series of five concerts exploring common themes in the music, chants, body masks, and visual signs of each group. The conversation that unfolded onstage demonstrated to both groups the significance of their links.