El Espiritu Jibaro: A Tribute To Yomo Toro will take place Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 8:00 PM at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. The legendary Yomo Toro, master of the cuatro (10-string miniature guitar) and a longtime member of the famed Fania All-Stars, is acknowledged for his lively and innovative approach to the driving jibaro (mountain string band) music of his native Puerto Rico.
Roswell Rudd, one of the greatest trombonists in jazz, is known for his groundbreaking cross-cultural collaborations, including Malicool and the Mongolian Buryat Band. Together with musical director/drummer Bobby Sanabria and Ascensión they create rousing and fiery music, rich in improvisation and Latin rhythms.
David Oquendo (tres), a leading name in the new generation of Cuban artists; Louis Kahn (violin) of the Fania All-Stars; tango veteran Tito Castro (bandoneon); cuatro wizard Nelson Gonzalez; Aimee Allen (vocal), an inspiring new voice in New York’s jazz community, and dancers Nydia Ocasio and Jesus Tito Sandoval appear as guest artists in this joyous and riveting program which marks the first live performance of music from Toro and Rudd’s critically acclaimed El Espiritu Jibaro CD (Sunnyside). In addition to music from the CD, the program includes Puerto Rican classics and cuatro duets with Toro and Gonzalez.
Saturday, March 27, 2010 8:00 PM
Peter Norton Symphony Space, Broadway at 95th Street, New York City
$25; $18 students with college I.D. Box office (212) 864-5400
Info/tickets (212) 545-7536 http://www.worldmusicinstitute.org