For more than 35 years, Carnegie Hall has partnered with local organizations to bring classical, jazz, and world music performances to neighborhoods in all five boroughs of New York City. This year, as part of Carnegie Hall’s Voices from Latin America festival, Neighborhood Concerts will feature the music of Mexico with Banda de los Muertos, Magos Herrera, and Celso Duarte; and Afro-Cuban jazz with the Yosvany Terry Quintet. In December, five concerts will showcase chamber groups from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela.
RSVP now to these free Neighborhood Concerts.
Photos: Banda de los Muertos, Yosvany Terry by Govert Driessen.
Saturday, November 17, 2012 | 2 PMPort Richmond LibraryBanda de los Muertos fires up the crowd with its brassy, hot-blooded banda music from Sinaloa, Mexico. Loud and emotional, the banda sound is a boisterous crossbreed of traditional Mexican music and German polka, powered by ranks of brass, woodwinds, and percussion. This epic band storms the stage with soulful sounds from 1940s Mexico mixed with funky New York flavor—written and arranged by bandleader Jacob Garchik.
Saturday, November 17, 2012 | 4 PMEl Museo del BarrioRSVP: elmuseo.org/yosvanyterry Cuban-born saxophonist Yosvany Terry takes listeners on a wild ride from the hard-driving New York avant-garde to the lyricism and soul of Afro-Cuban jazz. The new, trailblazing voice of Cuban jazz, Terry teaches at The New School and has played with jazz hot shots Chucho Valdés, Silvio Rodríguez, and Fito Páez.
Photos: Magos Herrera, Celso Duarte by Metropolitan.
Sunday, November 18, 2012 | 3 PMAbrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement212-598-0400
Dazzling singer-songwriter Magos Herrera is “without a doubt the best jazz singer out of Mexico” (JazzTimes). From Mexico City to the Big Apple, her performances are the hottest ticket on the Latin American jazz scene. This sensational diva captivates audiences with her sultry voice, beguiling rhythmic scatting, and soulful phrasing.
Monday, November 19, 2012 | 7 PMHostos Center for the Arts & Culture | Hostos Community CollegeRSVP: 718-518-4455
You’ve probably heard nothing quite like Mexican-Paraguayan harp virtuoso Celso Duarte. He and his powerhouse ensemble weave together a gamut of music styles—from traditional Latin folk and improvisational jazz to Spanish Baroque and African music—to create an inconceivably fresh new sound.