World music and dance concerts with Q&A with master artists!
Programs from Summer concert series at Mercado La Paloma, August 2021
Soul of Spain: Flamenco/Andalusia with Manuel Gutierrez and Yuval Ron Ensemble
In a vivid program, flamenco master dancer and singer Manuel Gutierrez and the Yuval Ron Ensemble – explore the Gypsy and Jewish traditions of Andalusia, Spain. With fiery Flamenco, Sephardic-Jewish music, fiery dance, and fascinating storytelling, the program delves deep into the Golden Age of Spain.
Vibrant Fusion: Music of Vera Cruz with Cesar Castro and
Come and take part in Son Jarocho music, a blend of indigenous Mexican, African and Arabic sounds! Cambalache is a Chicano-Jarocho group based in East Los Angeles, and led by César Castro. Cambalache plays and promotes traditional Son Jarocho through participatory performances, so be prepared to catch that Veracruz beat!
Blues & Jazz Legend Barbara Morrison
Originally from Detroit, Barbara Morrison’s twenty-year career as a performer and recording artist includes appearances worldwide with some of the greatest names in jazz: Ray Brown, Kenny Burrell, Ron Carter, Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Collette, Joe Williams, Gerald Wiggins, Jimmy Witherspoon, Hank Crawford, Eddie Harris, Nancy Wilson, David T. Walker and Jimmy Smith.