CongaDr+ Tony's Conga Adventures: Yosvany Terry and Sandy Perez a big weekend of shows!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

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Yosvany Terry and Sandy Perez a big weekend of shows!

Sr. Terry and his band of heavies is rolling through the bay this weekend, and he has picked up Sandy Perez for this leg of the journey.

First up, La Pena this Friday, the 18th.

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley. 510-849-2568

La Peña presents outstanding Cuban musician Yosvany Terry and his group, the Afro-Caribbean Legacy
Friday July 18, 2008. $12 adv. $15 dr. 8pm.
Descarga with Yosvany Terry & the Afro-Caribbean Legacy. An inspiring and energetic evening of Afro-Cuban Jazz. They will be joined in this jam session by Bay Area favorites: Jesus Diaz, John Santos and Michael Spiro.

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.

Tuesday July 22, 2008. $10 adv./$12 dr. 7pm.
Yosvany Terry will present Ye-dé-gbé & the Afro-Caribbean Legacy, a Lecture-Demonstration about the Afro-Cuban folkloric rhythms and their integration to Jazz music. 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.
Both events at La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley. 510-849-2568 Presented in association with Yerba Buena Gardens Festival and Stanford Jazz Workshop

And at the Yerba Buena Gardens... a free show in the sun on Saturday...

Yosvany Terry: Ye-dé-gbé – The Afro Caribbean Legacy

Date: July 19, 2008

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

produced by Yerba Buena Arts & Events

760 Howard Street
San Francisco CA 94103
Phone: 415 543 1718
Fax: 415 543 1755


Ye-dé-bgé in the West African language Fon, means “with the approval of the spirits.” Composer/musician Yosvany Terry consciously communicates his African and Cuban lineage through sounds that originated in Africa and inspired new music in the Caribbean, Brazil, and the American South. Terry traces the roots of the Arará musical tradition, originally brought to Cuba by slaves taken from West Africa. While in Matanzas, famous for its dedication to folkloric music and dance traditions, Terry commissioned a set of rare and massive Arará drums, crafted specifically for Ye-dé-bgé. Line-up includes:

Osmany Paredes - piano
Yunior Terry - bass
Pedro Martinez - lead vocal & percussion
Roman Diaz - percussion
Justin Brown - drums
Felix "Pupi" Insua - dancer
Yosvany Terry - saxes and Chekeré
plus Sandy Perez, drums

Yosvany Terry presented in collaboration with


Please visit Yosvany Terry's website for more information. (Narrated program.)

Sandy Perez

Many thanks to

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