Saturday, November 7th, 2009 - 7:30 pm
Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture Presents:
Direct From Havana, Cuba!
The Legendary and Timeless
Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro, Cuba’s legendary and timeless son ensemble, will present an exclusive New York City concert at the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture at 7:30 pm on Saturday, November 7th. The Hostos Center is located at 450 Grand Concourse (at 149 St.) in the Bronx.
The concert will be the first by performers from Cuba at the Hostos Center since the fall of 2003 when U.S. visas began to be denied to Cuban artists.
Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro are paragon interpreters of son, Cuba’s national music genre par excellence. Decades before the Buena Vista Social Club, the septet performed the compositions of its namesake, transforming them into international standards of the son tradition.
Septeto Nacional was formed in 1927 by the first superstar of Cuban Son, Ignacio Piñeiro. A bassist, vocalist and composer, he composed Échale Salsita, perhaps the best known Son of all time, and the source, of the term “Salsa” by which Son is known today. Since Piñeiro's death in 1968, the septet has had a succession of leaders of renown, including guitarist/ composer Rafael Ortiz, vocalist Carlos Embale, and guitarist Richard Aymee Castro. In its current configuration, Septeto Nacional is directed by Francisco Oropesa. Now more than eight decades after its founding, Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro is a national treasure interpreting a timeless repertoire to the delight of audiences and dancers throughout the world.
Septeto Nacional opens their 2009 U.S. Tour Échale Salsita Directamente desde Cuba at Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture in New York City on November 7th (tour dates below).
Hostos Repertory Theater
Hostos Community College/CUNY
450 Grand Concourse (at 149th St.)
Bronx, NY 10451
Date: Saturday, November 7th, 2009
Show time: 7:30 pm
Info & Tickets: (718) 518-4455
To purchase tickets online: www.hostos.cuny.edu/culturearts
After Concert Late Night Party at The West Gate Lounge !!!
Best Western Nyack On Hudson
26 Route 59 Nyack, NY 10960
Open till 4:00am
Phone: (845) 358-8100
SEPTETO NACIONAL TOUR DATES / FALL 2009
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