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Saturday, June 7, 2008

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Shows at La Pena of note

Cuban Music Dance

Descarga with Yosvany Terry: Ye-dé-gbé & the Afro-Caribbean Legacy and special guest artists:

Descarga with Yosvany Terry: Ye-dé-gbé & the Afro-Caribbean Legacy and special guest artists:

Yosvany Terry & the Afro-Caribbean Legacy with Jesus Diaz, John Santos and Michael Spiro

Friday July 18, 2008

$15 Adv/door - 8pm

Yosvany Terry (saxes and chekere) and the Afro-Caribbean Legacy which includes Pedro Martinez (lead vocal and percussion), Osmany Paredes (piano), Ramon “Sandy” Perez (percussion), Felix “Pupi” Insua (dance), Roman Diaz (percussion), Yunior Terry (Bass) will throw down for an inspiring and energetic evening of Afro-Cuban Jazz. They will be joined in this jam session by Bay Area guest artists: Jesus Diaz, John Santos and Michael Spiro.

ALSO: Lecture-Demonstration with Yosvany Terry: Ye-dé-gbé & the Afro-Caribbean Legacy: Tuesday, July 22, 7pm

In this program, Yosvany and the group will demonstrate Afro-Cuban folkloric rhythms, in particular from the Arará tradition. The artists will also demonstrate and discuss how they approach melodic, harmonic and rhythm to integrate the folkloric rhythms to Jazz music.

Events take place at La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 947

05 . For more info, please visit or call 510-849-2568

Presented in association with Yerba Buena Gardens Festival (link) and Stanford Jazz Workshop (link)

These events are part of Yosvany Terry: Yedégbé – The Afro-Caribbean Legacy project with additional performances at

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival on Saturday July 19, 1-3pm

Stanford Jazz Festival on Sunday July 20, 2008, 7:30pm

Orquesta La Moderna Tradición

Friday June 27, 2008

$12 - 9pm

Come listen to some great

charanga, & support the Bay Area's own playing classic & modern Cuban dance music. Orquesta La Moderna Tradición
Hear the Orquesta performing great Cuban dance music, from Danzón and Cha-cha-cha to Songo and Timba, as well as new arrangements of compositions by Juan Carlos Formell. You'll be dancing all night long!

Noche de Bomba!

Bomberas de la Bahia

Friday June 13, 2008

$12 - 8pm

An evening of Bomba Music & Dance. Bomberas de la Bahía. Founded in 2007, this collective of Bomberas has actively contributed to the growing of the tradition of Bomba; Puerto Rico's oldest community & dance tradition. Highlighting the important role women play in these traditions, Las Bomberas de la Bahía will be performing their arrangements of traditional Bomba songs.

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