KumbaCarey: Afro-Dominican Traditions Across Borders, Congos & Salves
September 1, 2016
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Take a journey through the exhilarating soundscape of Afro-Dominican music, which extends way beyond the renowned merengue and bachata. Come enjoy and dance to the sounds of congos and salves, two of the numerous Afro-Dominican musical and dance traditions that are a cultural treasure not well-known outside of the Dominican Republic. The evening begins with a lecture-demonstration of congos and salves music and dance by KumbaCarey’s director Pedro Raposo and co-director Maria Terrero, featuring local Albuquerque percussionists and singers. It ends with a jam session across borders celebrating Afro-Diasporic and other traditions from around the world. Bring your instruments and your dancing feet!
Conceived, created and founded in New York City in 2007 by pioneers Pedro Raposo and María Terrero, KumbaCarey is a most dynamic band of contemporary and traditional music from the Dominican Republic. Offspring of the late master percussionist Boni Raposo’s Afro-Dominican music ensemble La 21 Division, KumbaCarey is a celebration of the diversity of African-derived rhythms from the Dominican Republic.
Internationally syndicated radio series Afropop Worldwide has dubbed Afro-Dominican music “a secret treasure, filled with virtuosic drumming styles, heart-stopping grooves, and mystic dance parties.”
$5 suggested donation