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Hosted By: Onel Mulet
Performed by the Habana/Harlem® all-star group featuring Onel Mulet, multi-instrumentalist/composer and Roman Diaz, master percussionist, joined by special guests Antoine Roney, saxophonist/composer, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, singer, and 8-year old jazz prodigy, Kojo Roney, drummer, this far-reaching evening transcends land, time, and space as it debuts new arrangements by Mulet of original works by key 20th century Harlem composers. Also featuring Osmany Paredes on piano, Richard Padrón on guitar, Jorge Bringas on bass, and Diego Lopez on drums.
Works by William Grant Still, Chano Pozo, Frank "Machito" Grillo, Rafael Hernandez, William Henry Tyers, George and Ira Gershwin, and Jayne Cortez.
HABANA/HARLEM®, an independent cultural production company, nurtures the arts and humanities by advancing contemporary artistic innovation, and supports evolving trends in music through strategic exposition, artist development, performance, distribution, and promotion. The initiative was conceived by Neyda Martinez, executive producer with Onel Mulet producer and creative director. HABANA/HARLEM celebrates the legacy of this creative nexus, as well as expressions by artists whose work foster dialogue, cultural appreciation, and greater understanding among diverse communities.
Fueled by the friendship and rich exchange of concepts and ideas between artists such as Chano Pozo and Dizzy Gillespie, among many others, HABANA/HARLEM commemorates the unconditional acceptance of collaborative fluid creativity, which changed the course of music history. HABANA/HARLEM® is a registered trademark of HABANA HARLEM LLC.
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