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NY ESSENTIALS: MUSICA Y DANZA EN ABRIL

Monday, April 2, 2012 , Posted by LATINO EVENTS Y TESPIS MAGAZINE at 9:26 PM

El maestro Chick Corea se presenta en el Highline Ballroom por solo una noche, Rodrigo y Gabriela se presentan en el Radio City y Gilberto Santa Rosa en el Lehman Center del Bronx. Y me imagino que a casa llena!
La compañia Danza Brazil y el Ballet Hispano se presentan en el Teatro Joyce de Chelsea y la Compañía Limón Dance se presenta en The Americas Society.  Para finalizar, mencionamos a Funk Art, que celebra nuevo CD junto con el cantante argentino Federico Aubele en Le Poison Rouge! Veamos:

* Chick Corea > Solo Performance > April 5 >  Highline Ballroom.


A prolific explorer of jazz and classical music, the 2010 DownBeat Artist of the Year, a member of the DownBeat Hall of Fame, a 16-time Grammy winner, and an undisputed keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after four decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. From straight ahead to avant-garde, bebop to fusion, and children's songs to chamber music, along with some far-reaching forays into symphonic works, Corea has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his illustrious career, all while maintaining a standard of excellence that is awe inspiring. A tirelessly creative spirit, Corea continues to forge ahead, continually reinventing himself in the process.

* THE FUNK ARK > TO CELEBRATE RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM HIGH NOON // AT THE NYC ESL MUSIC SHOWCASE > April 5 > Le Poison Rouge > Funk.



ESL Music, BYT and Eclectic Media present The Funk Ark, Chico Mann, Frederico Aubele and Ursula 1000 performing the best in afro-beat, house, funk and tropicalia at Le Poisson Rouge. The Funk Ark is a Washington DC based group that serves up afro-funk in the vein of Fela Kuti or James Brown on a tropical holiday. Chico Mann brings the hip hop, house tropicalia mix that is getting huge right now, and he does it right–he is a favorite. Federico Aubele is a Buenos Aires singer  who calls on the sounds of Jamaican dub and reggae, American ambient and hip-hop, Mexican bolero, and Argentine tango. Last but not least, Brooklyn native Ursula 1000 uses heavy sampling to make fun, danceable lounge, breakbeat, glam and cha cha beats.


* Pitbull with Special Guest DJ Alex Sensation> Abril 6 y 7 > Radio City Music Hall > Pitbull.


International superstar Pitbull hits the stage at Radio City Music Hall on Friday, April 6. Pitbull will unleash the power of his fierce rhymes, sizzling hooks and live band during his upcoming Planet Pit World Tour 2012.
Pitbull is certain to get Radio City rocking with performances from his latest critically acclaimed album Planet Pit, including current chart-climbing single “International Love” featuring Chris Brown, the Latin-infused “Rain Over Me” featuring Marc Anthony and Pitbull’s first Billboard Hot 100 #1 smash “Give Me Everything” featuring Ne-Yo. Fans can also expect to hear selects from Pitbull’s last album, Starring In… Rebelution, which produced such global hits as “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” and club favorite “Hotel Room Service.”



* MANA > Drama y Luz Tour > Abril 10 y 11 > The Garden >
DRAMA.

Maná to perform at Madison Square Garden on April 10 during the eagerly-awaited second U.S. leg of their “Drama y Luz Tour.”
Maná once again tops the Latin charts with #1 song “El Verdadero Amor Perdona”. It Is The Third Consecutive #1 Single From Maná’s Multi-Platinum Album “Drama y Luz” And Extended The Group’s Own Record (8) For The Most #1 Singles By A Band on Billboard’s “Hot Latin Songs” Chart.

* Limon Dance Company > April 10 >  Discussion & Performance > Celebrating 65 years > Americas Society >>  LIMON.

* Tango Connection: The Mariela Franganillo Company > Abril 13 y 14 > PACE UNIVERSITY "Michael Schimmel Center of the Arts >> TANGO


* RODRIGO Y GABRIELA and C.U.B.A > Abril 20 > Radio City Music Hall > R&G.


This show is in support of the band’s soon to be released album Area 52 (release date: January 24th).
Area 52 contains nine of Rod and Gab's favorite songs from their own catalogue re-arranged and recorded in Havana with legendary producer Peter Asher and a 13-piece Cuban orchestra comprised of some of the country's finest young players. 
During the tour and at Radio City Music Hall, Rodrigo y Gabriela will be performing with the band C.U.B.A. in order to showcase the thrilling and dynamic hybrid of metal, latin and jazz featured on the album in a live setting. It will mark the first time in their careers that Rodrigo y Gabriela have toured and performed with a backing band.

* Dance Brazil > Joyce Theater > Hasta Abril 8 > Brazil.

Applauded for its "high-octane, high-flying" (The New York Times) fusion of African dance forms, modern dance and capoeira, the company performs Dance like a Fight - Fight like a Dance, a sensuous, fast-paced new work by Artistic Director Jelon Vieira that draws upon the ongoing dialogue of a capoeira roda, (the circle where capoeira lives). Also on the program—the revival of last season's hit Batuke, a hard-driving piece exploding with the rhythms created by smooth samba steps, capoeira lethal kicks, and the stick dance Maculelé.

* Gilberto Santa Rosa > El Caballero de la Salsa Live in Concert > Abril 14 > Lehman Center.

Gilberto Santa Rosa is known to tropical music fans around the world as "El Caballero de La Salsa" (The Gentleman of Salsa). He gained worldwide recognition for a career spanning over 20 years as an impressive sonero with his unique style of "soneo" (improvisation) in salsa that permitted him to be successful in both the "tropical" and "romantic" styles of the music. His string of hits and artistic record of accomplishment reaffirms him as one of the most prolific masters of popular Caribbean music.  

* Ballet Hispánico > Abril 17 al 29 > Joyce Theater > Ballet.



Ballet Hispánico pays tribute to the richness of its Latino roots—and the diverse talents of the company's dancers—with a Joyce season that features African and Caribbean influences. Highlights include the world premiere of Espiritu Vivo, created especially for Ballet Hispanico by Ronald K. Brown and set to live music by Afro-Peruvian Latin Grammy winner Susana Baca; and the Joyce premiere of Asuka, Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro's first work for the company, an exuberant homage to salsa legend Celia Cruz. A trio of alternately edgy and theatrical works from Annabelle Lopez Ochoa—including the New York premiere of Nube Blanco—captures the emotional range of the company, while the program sees a revival of Pedro Ruiz's Guajira and the return of repertory gem Tito on Timbales by William Whitener. 

* Angel Corella's Barcelona Ballet> Del 17 al 20 de Abril> NY City Center > Corella.
 


Spain’s Barcelona Ballet (formerly Corella Ballet) returns to New York City Center for a second engagement following several successful U.S. tours. Artistic Director Ángel Corella will dance with his company in a program featuring Clark Tippet’s Bruch Violin Concerto, Christopher Wheeldon’s For 4, and the world premiere of Pálpito, by Ángel Rojas and Carlos Rodríguez.


* Lucia Pulido: Journeying - Por esos caminos CD Release > April 19 > Joe's Pub > PULIDO.

With one of the richest voices on the international Latin musical scene today, Lucia Pulido has mined the musical traditions of her native Colombia and ther Latin American countries in an ongoing search for a distinct, experimental style. The New York Times says that, "Ms. Pulido holds on to the rawness of the original melodies while giving them a sophisticated new context."   Her ensemble pays homage to the "chirimía", one of the many types of Colombian street bands, using traditional genres such as cumbia and bullerengue from the Atlantic Coast, currulaos from the Pacific Coast as well as joropos of the Colombian Eastern Plains as the point of departure for creative musical excursions. Pulido's vocal sophistication is enhanced in genres such as herding songs (cantos de vaquería), funeral laments (alabaos) and harvest chants (cantos de zafra) which give the singer the liberty to explore her voice fully.

* Gipsy Kings > Abril 23 > Beacon Theater > KINGS

The best-selling French band in history, the Gipsy Kings are among the best-known non-English speaking groups in the U.S. (the band’s language is the Gypsy dialect of gitane). Since the 1987 release of the international hit single “Bamboleo,” the Gipsy Kings have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide—more than four million in the United States alone. The band’s vigorous guitar work and passionate vocals are the trademarks of an indigenous musical tradition known as “rumba flamenca.”
Albums such as the gold-certified Mosaique, Allegria, Este Mundo, Gipsy Kings Live, Love & Liberté, Tierra Gitana, Cantos de Amor, and Volare! The Very Best of the Gipsy Kings have provided a steady stream of hits to Billboard’s world music, Latin, and pop charts. The ensemble’s music has been used in numerous motion pictures, including Peter Weir’s “Fearless” and Joel and Ethan Coen’s “The Big Lebowski.”


* Charly Garcia > 60 x 60 > Abril 25 > Best Buy Theater > CHARLY.


En el marco de una gira que lleva el nombre de 60 x 60 y que tiene el propósito de celebrar sus 60 años de vida repasando sus 60 mejores canciones.



* RODRIGUEZ > Light In The Attic > April 25 > Joe's Pub >> 

LIGHT.



It's one of the lost classics of the '60s, a psychedelic masterpiece drenched in colour and inspired by life, love, poverty, rebellion. The album is Cold Fact, and what's more intriguing is that its maker - a shadowy figure known as Rodriguez - was, for many years, lost too. A decade ago, he was rediscovered working as a menial day laborer in Detroit, Michigan. He was unaware that his defining album had become not only a cult classic, but for the people of South Africa, a beacon of revolution.
Now, Light In The Attic is set to commit Cold Fact and Coming From Reality to CD for an entire new audience, who can finally find out why - halfway across the world - Rodriguez is spoken of in the same reverent tones as The Doors, Love and Jimi Hendrix.




 Outside of New York:

* CUBA’S SIERRA MAESTRA > APRIL 20 > The core of the original Buena Vista Social Club  2010 Latin Grammy Nominees 36 Years Together > AT ARTISPHERE  > Arlington, VA > Cuba.


* El Festival Coachella > Abril 13 al 15 y 20 al 22 > Sigan el festival LIVE > COACHELLA


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