Latin Percussion Summit at Satalla in New York City

Carlos Patato Valdés
New York City, New York, USA – The
Satalla world music club will be hosting a Latin Percussion Summit with Carlos “Patato” Valdés, Cándido Camero, Ray Barretto and Nicky Marrero. The event will tae place Saturday, January 29 at 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM. Admission is $25/advance and $30/door.

Now in his 70s and still going strong, Carlos “Patato” Valdés is considered one of the greatest conga players ever to tap the skins. He has played with most of the great figures in the Latin Jazz movement of the 1950s, including a lengthy stint with Herbie Mann’s groundbreaking septet and multiple recordings with Tito Puente. Cándido Camero, the Havana-born 83-year old elder statesman of conga, is a living encyclopedia of the history of Cuban music. Born in La Habana’s colorful El Cerro neighborhood, Cándido has appeared on hundreds of albums, including more than 50 as bandleader.

For nearly 40 years, conguero and bandleader Ray Barretto has been one of the leading forces in Latin jazz. His hard, compelling playing style has graced the recordings of saxophonists Gene Ammons, Lou Donaldson, and Sonny Stitt, and guitarists Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell. Together with master timbalero Nicky Marrero, the stellar ensemble presents the Latin Percussion Summit.

Satalla is located at 37 West 26th Street between Sixth Avenue and Broadway. Phone: +1 212.576.1155.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.