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July 02, 2014

Latino Artists Featured on Schedule at Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Lincoln Center Out Of Doors

Date: July 2, 2014

Press Contact: Marian Skokan

212-875-5386; [email protected]

 

LATINO ARTISTS FEATURED ON SCHEDULE

AT LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

 

First performance in 40 years of Larry Harlow’s landmark Hommy: A Latin Opera at Damrosch Park – July 23

 

Michael Stuart y Su Tremendo, Puerto Rico’s salsa and stage star – July 23  

 

U.S. Debut of A Batalha do Passinho, pioneering Brazilian baile funk/street dance, presented in collaboration with Brasil Summerfest; multiple events, including family workshop and film screening – July 22, 24 and 26

 

Daylong collaboration with globalFEST featuring performances by BaianaSystem, M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, Banda de los MuertosJuly 27

 

World Premiere collaboration by José González with yMusic –  July 31

 

Pablo Ziegler’s New Tango Ensemble in World Premiere Collaboration with Paul Taylor Dance Company August 1

 

La Casita, music and spoken word performances dedicated to Amiri Baraka, to include performances by Acardenchados, Ulali’s Soni Moreno, flamenco from Sonia Olla & Ismael de la Rosa,  the Afro-Brazilian sounds of Ologundê, and salsa dura “con conscencia” by Orquesta SCC (formerly La Excelencia) – August 2 at Lincoln Center, August 3 at Teatro Pregones, Bronx

 

Tribute to Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez co-presented with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, celebrating Fania Records’ 50th anniversary with The Cita Rodriguez Orchestra and Pete Rodriguez with Tito Allen, Herman Olivera, Karen Joseph, Willie Torres, Eddie Montalvo, Ray Martinez, and the Alma Moyo Drummers with special guest star Johnny Pacheco –  August 3

 

Lincoln Center Out of Doors, which runs from July 20 to August 10, 2014 will feature over 100 free performances across the plazas of Lincoln Center, including noted Latino artists, from the U.S. and abroad. Detailed descriptions of those performances follow.

 

All events are FREE; no tickets required. Events take place on the plazas of Lincoln Center.

 

Visit LCOutOfDoors.org for complete schedule or call 212-875-5766 to request a brochure.

 

Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2014 is sponsored by Bank of America

 

A Batalha do Passinho – July 22, 24, 26 – U.S. Debut

 

A dozen young dancers and two pioneering DJs from Rio’s baile funk music scene will introduce Brazil’s national dance phenomenon to American audiences for the first time, across several days at Out of Doors. Passinho, which means, “little step,” is a dance style that emerged at popular funk balls in the favelas of Rio in the early 2000s. It had had a similar evolution—and is similar in certain stylistic ways—as hip hop in the U.S., originating with youth in the tough streets and dance parties and eventually becoming a popular, national style. In Brazil, growing internet access led young practitioners to share and post videos of their inventive moves developed for the informal competitions taking place in their neighborhoods.  In 2011 Julio Ludemir created A Batalha do Passinho, “Battle of the Little Steps” to bring the form to wider attention, starting with organizing larger and more formal battles in the favelas.  Passinho was embraced by popular Brazilian musicians, featured in national T.V. commercials, and then selected to be part of the ceremonies for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. On July 24, preceding a performance by pioneering U.S. hip-hop dance theater choreographer Rennie HarrisPuremovement company, the Passinho dancers will stage a demonstration battle in multiple rounds at the Damrosch Bandshell, to music by DJ Sany Pitbull a pioneer of the baile funk scene also making his U.S. debut.

 

On July 22, a documentary about the Passinho scene in Rio, Passinho: Dance Off, will have its North American Premiere in a free screening at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, presented in collaboration with Film Society of Lincoln Center.  Following the screening, the Passinho dancers will join DJ KS*360 of LCOOD alums Full Circle Productions in a “Welcome to NY” edition of their Behind the Groove dance party at the David Rubenstein Atrium, with a guest DJ set by Sany Pitbull.  The Passinho dancers will also be featured on Family Day (July 26) as part of National Dance Day, leading a dance class on Josie Robertson Plaza.  The young dancers will demonstrate basic moves of this constantly evolving dance form in a casual, family-friendly, participatory workshop and dance party. A Batalha do Passinho is presented in collaboration with Brasil Summerfest.

 

Larry Harlow’s Hommy: A Latin Opera – July 23

 

At a red-hot peak in the early 1970s, Larry Harlow, pianist/composer/producer and driving force for Fania Records, had a vision to expand salsa’s range and possibilities. With Cuban “rumbero” Genaro “Heny” Álvarez, he penned Hommy: A Latin Opera about a deaf and blind percussion wizard, inspired by The Who’s rock opera Tommy. Hommy premiered at Carnegie Hall with a 60-piece orchestra and an all-star lineup of singers and musicians including Celia Cruz, in the role that would revitalize her career. But despite a rousing reception, a hit album and two subsequent performances in Puerto Rico, the ambitious work disappeared in all but recorded form. Now this landmark in salsa history will have its first performance in 40 years.  Larry Harlow leads a full orchestra, chorus, vocalists Ray de la Paz, Michael Stuart, Herman Olivera, Emo Luciano, Luisito Rosario, Adonis Puentes, Frankie Vásquez, the Masacote Dance Company and special guest, fellow Fania All-star Roberto Roena. Miami’s Lissett Morales, Celia Cruz’s niece, sings her aunt’s star-making role of la Gracia Divina. The narrator is Ismael “East” Carlo. At Out of Doors 2010, Harlow’s revival of his other major extended work from this period, La Raza Latina (starring Rubén Blades and Adonis Puentes) drew one of the biggest crowds in the festival’s history.

 

The evening opens with a set from Michael Stuart y Su Tremendo.  Stuart is one of Puerto Rico’s brightest salsa stars, has been nominated for multiple Latin Grammy Awards, and is a popular actor in leading musical productions.

 

globalFEST at Lincoln Center Out of Doors – July 27

 

Started in 2003 as a creatively curated musical showcase in New York City coinciding with the annual conference of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), globalFEST (gF) has become one of the most catalytic world music events in North America. A premier gateway for emerging and established artists, gF has provided more than 140 groups from around the world and the U.S. access to stages across the continent.  Evolving into a year-round service organization for cultural curators, global music artists, and the live music industry, globalFEST aims to bring down boundaries between countries and create cultural opportunities for artists, governments, sponsors, scholars, and critics to collaborate.  Now the globalFEST format of multi-site, overlapping performances goes on the road, coming to Lincoln Center with a globe- and genre-spanning line-up on July 27 that includes an underground global bass dance-party. globalFEST is supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ford Foundation. Additional support is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

 

BaianaSystem was created by guitarist Robertinho Barreto, who, with vocalist Russo Passapusso, bass player/producer Marcelo Seco, percussionist Wilton Batata and DJ João Meirelles layer elements of Jamaican dub and hip hop to explore new sound possibilities for the guitarra Baiana—the distinctive electric instrument created in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, popularized by Carnival and a key element in frevo, choros, and other regional Brazilian sounds.

 

Banda de los Muertos is a New York-based, 14-piece brass, woodwind, and percussion group that plays the heavy metal, brass-driven banda sound rooted in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. It references works by the pioneering Banda El Recordo of the 1940s, but imparts a distinctive New York flavor under leaders Jacob Garchik and Oscar Noriega. 

 

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, formed in New York in 2010, juxtaposes traditional Colombian percussion, drum-set, synthesizers, electric bass, guitar, and horns, creating an explosive performance filled with hints of Colombian folklore, psychedelic-rock and unshakeable Caribbean grooves. Recently returned from Cape Verde as the only U.S.-based group at the Atlantic Music Expo, the group is at work on its fourth album.

 

In association with Film Society of Lincoln Center, three notable world music films—Brasslands, The Last Song Before the War, and Journey to Jah—will have free screenings at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center amphitheater beginning at 1 pm on Sunday, July 27 and will be repeated again during Film Society’s Sound+Vision series, July 31–August 6.  Visit filmlinc.com.

 

José González (World Premiere Collaboration with yMusic) / yMusic – July 31

 

After three years of touring with his group Junip, the Swedish-Argentinian singer/songwriter José González returns to New York to perform the World Premiere of new chamber orchestra arrangements of some of his favorite songs in collaboration with yMusic. Relying on his own masterfully eloquent classical guitar and a voice that marries mature assuredness with poignant delicacy, the modern-day troubadour’s achingly emotional melodies and thought-provoking lyrics—all sung in crystalline English—combine in a manner at once familiar (think Nick Drake, Tim Buckley, Will Oldham) and subtly exotic (shades of Brazilian Tropicália, early Silvio Rodríguez, Cuban Nueva Trova). His low-voiced, serious and introverted music have struck a surprising chord with critics and the general public, skyrocketing to the top of the pops after his cover of The Knife’s song “Heartbeats” was featured in a television commercial. 

 

Art rock collides with contemporary classical for yMusic, the young sextet formed in 2008 and hailed by NPR as “one of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music.”  yMusic’s unique combination of instruments—string trio, flute, clarinet, and trumpet—has led to the creation of an expanding repertoire of works by Indie rock luminaries Annie Clark (St. Vincent), Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), Ryan Lott (Son Lux), and others. They’ve had collaborative projects with Dirty Projectors, Gabriel Kahane, and Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire. yMusic opens the evening with instrumental pieces by composers that they have been developing in a series of commissioned performances at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium for its Target Free Thursdays series.

 

Paul Taylor Dance Group / Pablo Ziegler World Premiere Collaboration – August 1

 

Pablo Ziegler’s New Tango Ensemble—Buenos Aires-born, Latin Grammy-winning pianist, composer/ arranger Pablo Ziegler; Hector Del Curto, bandoneón; Jisoo Ok, cello; and Pedro Giraudo, bass—opens the evening. Ziegler, who performed in tango grand-maestro Astor Piazzolla’s legendary quintet for over a decade and appeared on iconic Piazzolla recordings, is one of the most important figures in Argentine New Tango, the vibrant hybrid of classic tango and American jazz. Ziegler has led his own groups for more than 20 years, refining and reimagining the bounds of the tango tradition.  Following the performance, the celebrated Paul Taylor Dance Group takes the stage to perform three works, including Piazzolla Caldera, a celebration of tango, with music performed by the New Tango Ensemble.

 

La Casita – Dedicated to Amiri Baraka – August 2 and 3

 

This year’s LA CASITA is Lincoln Center Out of Doors’ 14th annual celebration of community, showcasing urban poetry, spoken word, and musical expressions representing traditional and contemporary culture. Created by former Lincoln Center Out of Doors director Jenneth Webster and Ana Araiz, the 2014 edition of La Casita is dedicated to the memory of poet, writer, teacher, and activist Amiri Baraka.  Baraka, who died in January, was one of the most prominent voices in American literature and a performer at La Casita in 2007. Producer, director, educator, playwright and spoken word artist Baba Israel will emcee both the August 2 program at Lincoln Center’s Hearst Plaza and August 3, when La Casita travels to Teatro Pregones in the Bronx.

 

The 2014 La Casita line-up includes poets/spoken word artists: Jennifer Celestin, Louise Sky Dancer Halfe, Jamaal May, Tony Medina, Lenelle Moïse, Jessica Care Moore, Taqralik Partridge, NYC Youth Poet Laureate Ramya Ramana, and Frank X Walker and music artists: Mexican experimental a cappella group Acardenchados, Ulali’s Soni Moreno, flamenco from Sonia Olla & Ismael de la Rosa, Afro-Brazilian traditional music and dance from Ologundê, and socially conscious salsa dura “con conscencia” by Orquesta SCC (formerly La Excelencia). Both August 2 and 3 performances will offer ASL interpretation for the deaf and hard of hearing provided by Lincoln Center’s Department of Programs and Services for People with Disabilities (PSPD).

La Casita is produced in cooperation with Claudia Norman, Claudia Norman Management.

 

Tribute to Pete “El Conde” Rodríguez - August 3

 

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute pays tribute to the Afro-Puerto Rican roots and musical legacy of sonero/percussionist Pete “El Conde” Rodríquez with a concert featuring daughter Cita Rodriguez’s Orchestra and his jazzman son Peter Rodriguez.  El Conde’s style and songs helped to define the legendary Fania sound that traveled the world. The August 3 Damrosch Park concert also celebrates the 50th anniversary of Fania Records and will feature a special appearance by Fania co-founder and elder musician Johnny Pacheco and a Bomba Tribute to el Conde. The all-star lineup includes Tito Allen, Herman Olivera, Adalberto Santiago, Willie Torres, Eddie Montalvo, and Ray Martinez, plus the Alma Moyo Drummers. Presented in association with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute.

 

LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS 2014

LATINO ARTISTS – CHRONOLOGICAL LISTING

(Programs and artists subject to change)

TUESDAY, JULY 22

6:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Film: Passinho Dance Off: The Movie (North American Premiere)

(Emílio Domingos; 2013; Brazil)

Presented in collaboration with Film Society of Lincoln Center

Performance:

Behind the Groove: Welcome Party for A Batalha do Passinho

DJ KS*360 of Full Circle Productions

A Batalha do Passinho is sponsored by the Secretaria de Estado de Cultura do Rio de Janeiro.

Presented in collaboration with Brasil Summerfest.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23

7:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Larry Harlow’s Hommy: A Latin Opera

Created by Larry Harlow

Words and Music by Larry Harlow and Genaro Álvarez

Conducted by Larry Harlow

Featuring vocalists Ray de la Paz, Emo Luciano, Lissett Morales, Herman Olivera,

Adonis Puentes, Luisito Rosario, Michael Stuart, and Frankie Vasquez

Narrated by Ismael Carlo

Featuring the Masacote Dance Company

Special Guest Star Roberto Roena

      and a full symphony orchestra and chorus

Michael Stuart y Su Tremendo

 

7:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Rennie Harris Puremovement

Artistic Director/Choreographer: Rennie Harris

Program

“Nuttin But A Word”* (2013); including Ambient (2013); “GET IT”* (2012);“CHURCH”* (2012);

Spirit Migrations* (trio) (2013); Students Of The Asphalt Jungle (1995)

*Indicates a N.Y. premiere

 

A Batalha do Passinho (U.S. Debut)

A Batalha do Passinho is sponsored by the Secretaria de Estado de Cultura do Rio de Janeiro.

Presented in collaboration with Brasil Summerfest

 

SATURDAY, JULY 26

Family Day

1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Josie Robertson Plaza

A Batalha do Passinho Dance Class

The teenage dancers from Rio’s baile funk scene will demonstrate basic moves of this constantly evolving dance form in a casual, family-friendly, participatory workshop and dance party

A Batalha do Passinho is sponsored by the Secretaria de Estado de Cultura do Rio de Janeiro.

Presented in collaboration with Brasil Summerfest.

Family Day sponsored by Disney

 

Sunday, July 27

globalFEST at Lincoln Center

 

1:00 pm

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater

globalFEST films

Brasslands; The Last Song Before the War; third film tbd

Presented in association with Film Society of Lincoln Center

 

1:00 pm

Hearst Plaza

Banda de los Muertos

M.A.K.U. Sound System

Presented in association with globalFEST Inc.

globalFEST at Lincoln Center is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works

 

5:30 pm

Hearst Plaza

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem

Banda de los Muertos

Debauche

 

5:00 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

BaianaSystem

The Bombay Royale

Emeline Michel

Emil Zrihan

Presented in association with globalFEST Inc.

globalFEST at Lincoln Center is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

Emil Zrihan presented with support from the Consulate of Israel in New York.

 

5:00 pm

Roslyn and Elliot Jaffe Drive

Charanjit Singh (New York Debut)

DJ Ushka (Dutty Artz)

Baiana Play Som

DJ Ripley (Dutty Artz)

Presented in association with globalFEST Inc.

globalFEST at Lincoln Center is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

 

Thursday, July 31

7:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

José González (World Premiere Collaboration with yMusic)

yMusic

yMusic’s arrangements of Jose Gonzalez works commissioned by Lincoln Center for Lincoln Center Out of Doors

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1

7:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Pablo Ziegler’s New Tango Ensemble (World Premiere of live collaboration with Paul Taylor Dance Company)

Commissioned by Lincoln Center for Lincoln Center Out of Doors

 

Saturday, August 2

12:00 pm

Hearst Plaza

La Casita

MC: Baba Israel

 

Poetry: Jennifer Celestin, Louise Sky Dancer Halfe, Jamaal May, Tony Medina, Lenelle Moïse, Jessica Care Moore, Taqralik Partridge, Ramya Ramana, and Frank X Walker

 

Music: Acardenchados, Arooj Aftab, Soni Moreno, Sonia Olla & Ismael de la Rosa,

Ologundê, and Orquesta SCC

La Casita is produced in cooperation with Claudia Norman, Claudia Norman Management.

 

La Casita is sponsored by PepsiCo Foundation.

La Casita is curated by Bill Bragin, Lincoln Center Out of Doors; Melody Capote, Caribbean Cultural Center;  Lillian Cho, Consultant; C. Daniel Dawson, Arts and Media Consultant; LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Writer, Vocalist, Sound Artist and Curator; Claudia Norman, Claudia Norman Management; Shawn Termin, Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian; and Rich Villar, Acentos Foundation.

 

Sunday, August 3

3:00 pm

Teatro Pregones, 571 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451

La Casita (See Saturday, August 2 for lineup.)

 

7:00 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Tribute to Pete "El Conde" Rodríguez

Featuring The Cita Rodriguez Orchestra with special guests Pete Rodriguez, Johnny Pacheco, Tito Allen, Herman Olivera, Adalberto Santiago, Willie Torres, Eddie Montalvo, and

Ray Martinez plus the Alma Moyo Drummers.

Presented in association with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

 

All events are FREE; no tickets required

 

Visit LCOutOfDoors.org for complete schedule or call 212-875-5766 to request a brochure.

 

Events take place on LINCOLN CENTER’S PLAZAS between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues, from West 62nd Street to West 65th Street (except where noted).  Take No.1 IRT to 66th Street/Lincoln Center Station) OR the A, B, C, D and No. 1 trains to 59th St/Columbus Circle.  TEATRO PREGONES is located at 571-575 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NY

 

ABOUT LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS

Inaugurated in 1971, Out of Doors began as a small festival of street theater in collaboration with Everyman Theater (co-founded by actress Geraldine Fitzgerald.) Over its 43-year history, Out of Doors has commissioned more than 100 works from composers and choreographers and presented hundreds of major dance companies, renowned world-music artists, and legendary jazz, folk, gospel, blues and rock musicians. It has highlighted the rich cultural diversity of New York City with its annual “La Casita” project which offers poetry and spoken word, along with music and dance performances. Out of Doors has partnered with dozens of community and cultural organizations including the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, Center for Traditional Music and Dance, and the Chinese American Arts Council. Since 2008 the festival has been produced by Lincoln Center’s Director of Public Programming, Bill Bragin, with Producer Jill Sternheimer.

 

Lincoln Center Out of Doors is a presentation of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) which serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 15 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Artist Program, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Books, Lincoln Center Dialogue, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, Midsummer Night Swing, Martin E. Segal Awards, Meet the Artist, Mostly Mozart Festival, Target Free Thursdays, and the White Light Festival, as well as the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations.  In addition, LCPA led a $1.2 billion campus renovation, completed in October 2012. 

 

About Bank of America

“Bank of America is proud of our longstanding partnership with Lincoln Center which enables residents and visitors alike to take advantage of the diverse arts programming that New York City has to offer,” said Jeff Barker, Bank of America New York City president.  “As one of the world’s leading supporters of access to the arts, we’re extremely pleased and excited to be the lead sponsor of Lincoln Center Out of Doors this summer.”

 

Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small businesses, middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 49 million consumer and small business relationships with approximately 5,100 retail banking offices and approximately 16,200 ATMs and award-winning online banking with 30 million active users and more than 15 million mobile users. Bank of America is among the world's leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations in more than 40 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

 

Visit the Bank of America newsroom for more Bank of America news. www.bankofamerica.com

 

Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2014 is sponsored by Bank of America.

 

Additional support is provided by PepsiCo Foundation, Disney, Toyota, Amtrak, Great Performers Circle, Chairman’s Council,

the Friends of Lincoln Center, and Young Patrons of Lincoln Center.

 

Public support for Out of Doors 2014 is provided by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

 

Operation of Lincoln Center’s public plazas is supported in part with public funds provided by the City of New York.

 

Endowment support is provided by PepsiCo Foundation and The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation.

 

Artist Catering provided by Zabar’s and Zabars.com

 

MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center

 

Bloomberg is the Official Sponsor of Lincoln Center Summer Programs

 

Movado is an Official Sponsor of Lincoln Center

 

United Airlines is the Official Airline of Lincoln Center

 

WABC-TV is the Official Broadcast Partner of Lincoln Center

 

William Hill Estate Winery is the Official Wine of Lincoln Center

 

“Summer at Lincoln Center” is sponsored by Diet Pepsi

 

Modern Luxury Lounge sponsored by Celebrity Cruises®

 

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