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New Dimensions in Latin Jazz Presents Roman Díaz and El Gallo Mistico

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Thursday January 8th, 2015 @ at Zinc Bar

Master percussionist Roman Díaz expands the territory of Latin jazz with a reprise of his critically-acclaimed work, “El Gallo Místico” (The Sacred Rooster) – a ground breaking piece featuring AfroCuban ritual drumming and chanting of the Congo, Yoruba and Carabali tribes, using the entire range of AfroCuban percussion, from congas to the kankamo drums of the Abakua – played in counterpoint to David Virelles improvising on piano.

Featuring Jadele, Ana Pérez (of Los Munequitos de Matanzas), Melvis Santa, El Chino, Barry and Máximo on vocals Roman Díaz, Sandy Pérez (Afro Cuba dé Matanzas), Mauricio Herrera, Clemente Medina, Emilio Valdes on percussion Onel Mulet on reeds, David Virelles, piano and guests.

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Photos – Tomas Peña

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