El Sur También Existe, Musical Dreams at Freight & Salvage
Saturday at 8 PM
Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison St, Berkeley, California 94704.
- A celebration of the compositions of Rafael Manriquez with rhythms from the Caribbean to the Andes in celebration of our African and Indigenous Roots.
- w/ John Santos Trio, Luis Valverde Andean Dance Troupe, Osvaldo Torres and Marci Manriquez Band.
Video – Puerto Rico:
Five-time Grammy nominee and USA Fontanals Fellow, John Santos, and his stellar Sextet shed light on the historical and cultural significance of Latin Jazz, as well as its aesthetic characteristics pertaining to instrumentation, rhythm, interpretation and improvisation.
Organized in 2003, they specialize in educational presentations from lecture/demonstrations to detailed clinics focusing on any number of relevant subjects such as composition, arrangement, rhythmic development, stylistic interpretation, studio performance, etc. Their repertoire consists of exciting arrangements from Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the US, as well as original compositions.
Their first CD, Papa Mambo, was released on John’s Machete Records label in the Summer of 2007. Their second CD, Perspectiva Fragmentada, was released in October, 2008. Equally at home with a dance or concert repertoire, The John Santos Sextet presents a wide range of styles and rhythms for audiences of all ages.