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Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture presents Machito and the Impact of the Afro-Cubans at 80


A Three-Day Celebration of the Iconic Bandleader, his Musical Partners, and their Extraordinary Influence

Following its highly acclaimed retrospective of Tito Puente, the Hostos Center presents “Machito & the Impact of the Afro-Cubans at 80,” a three-day celebration of the career of the iconic singer and bandleader (1908-1984), and family members, musical director Mario Bauzá (1911-1993) and featured singer Graciela (1915-2010). Through concerts, panel discussions, films, workshops and more, the weekend will highlight the orchestra’s impact on Latin music and Latin jazz. The festival is under the artistic direction of Machito’s son, Mario Grillo, Musical Director of The Machito Orchestra; Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist and composer Carlos Henríquez; and the noted Latin music historian Joe Conzo, Sr.

• Thursday, May 2nd @ 6 PM – Never Before Heard Recordings
• Thursday, May 2nd @ 7:30 PM – Concert: Machito and Beyond, Carlos Henriquez Ensemble
• Friday, May 3rd @ 6:30 PM – Tour of MJMH Exhibit – Machito and Mario
• Friday, May 3rd @ 7:30 PM – FILM: Machito: A Latin Jazz Legacy
• Saturday, May 4th @ 1:30 PM – Percussion Workshop
• Saturday, May 4th @ 3:30 PM – Panel Discussion
• Saturday, May 4th @ 6 PM – Never Before Heard Recordings
• Saturday, May 4th @ 7:30 PM – Concert: Machito Orchestra 80th Anniversary
• Saturday, May 4th @ 9:30 PM – Mambo Dance Party

INFO: http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/culturearts/events/Year2019/May/Machito/Machito.shtml

A graduate of Empire State College with a dual major in journalism and Latin American studies, Editor-in-Chief Tomas Peña has spent years applying his knowledge and writing skills to the promotion of great musicians. A specialist in the crossroads between jazz and Latin music, Peña has written extensively on the subject. His writing appears on Latin Jazz Network; Chamber Music America magazine and numerous other publications.


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