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Elio Villafranca at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Scott H. Thompson uploaded this event on March 10, 2016


Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY


Sat, April 16, 2016
7:30 pm

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Cuban Pianist Presents
Cinqué-Suite of the Caribbean
April 16 & April 17 (LIVE WEBCAST)
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Cinqué-Suite of the Caribbean debuted in The Appel Room in 2015 and was one of the top concerts of the 2014-15 season. Cuban pianist and composer Elio Villafranca now brings this incredible project to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Villafranca is known for ambitious projects that fuses the jazz idiom with extensive knowledge of percussion and Latin rhythms. This suite is one of his greatest accomplishments.

Focusing on the influences of Congolese traditions of rhythms, melodies, and dances through the music of Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo, Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba, Villafranca showcases the unifying elements of the islands, which share similar cultures despite their diverse histories. This five-movement work is inspired by the life of Joseph Cinqué, a slave born in Sierra Leone who, revolted aboard the Amistad slave ship and gained his freedom. If you missed this special concert in The Appel Room or wish to hear it performed by yet another outstanding group of musicians, join us at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola for a powerful night of music....

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