Program

Friday, May 16 2014

Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet

Friday, May 16
Tasting at 7 PM. Set at 8:00PM

Tickets: $20 in Advance (online only) | $30 at the door

"On his sharp new album, Nuevo Mundo, trumpeter Gabriel Alegría teases out affinities between modern 

jazz and the African-influenced coastal music of his native Peru."    --The New York Times
 
“a highly sympatico blend of North American improv and South American beats.” –The Wall Street Journal
“a fascinating glimpse into how jazz is fusing with regional music around the world”  --LA Weekly
 
“Alegria’s debut CD, Nuevo Mundo, highlights the trumpeter’s original compositions-- pieces full of color and 
drive, reflecting an immersion in the black music of Peru’s coastal regions.”   --Time Out New York
                            
“The Afro-Peruvian Sextet is writing a new chapter in the history of Latin Jazz”  --Rifftides
“Trumpeter Gabriel Alegria stands poised to introduce Afro-Peruvian Jazz to the world.” –All About Jazz
“deeply funky 12/8 rhythm!” –Hartford Advocate
 
“Peruvian trumpeter Gabriel Alegría champions Afro-Peruvian music.  The hip asymmetrical bass line of 
Alegría’s El Norte is goaded by wonderful hand percussion and stickmanship on cajita from Hugo Alcázar and 
Freddy “Huevito” Lobatón.”   --DOWNBEAT Magazine (2008)
 
“The group sounds ecstatic. Feeling and knowledge comes through.” –DOWNBEAT Magazine (2010)
“An Inspiring Mixture of Jazz and Afro-Peruvian Music.  As more people hear Alegria’s honest blend of styles, 
they will definitely be looking for its inclusion into their future musical landscape.”   –The Latin Jazz Corner
(2008)
 
“The sextet gels at every turn, crackling with interactive energy.” --The Latin Jazz Corner (2010)
"Nuevo Mundo is a luxurious recording, an album that is a must reference. This recording reveals with 
intensity the powerful African influence on Peruvian music.”  –La República
 
“Nuevo Mundo should be the catalyst that marks the start of Afro-Peruvian jazz music's flight to the 
international stage.” --El Comercio
 
“Exotica to the max and righteous throughout.” –Midwest Record
 
“Every once in awhile there comes a musician who, when playing his or her chosen instrument, seems to carry 
within a vital life-force that is irrepressible. Nuevo Mundo, abounding in energy and innovation could very well 
be one of the most memorable musical testaments to the meeting of jazz and its seeming alter-ego AfroPeruvian music.”  --Latin Jazz Network

 

African Jazz

Friday, May 16
Sets at 9:30 PM, 11 PM and 12:30 AM

Every Friday night is African Jazz Night. Experience some of the greatest artists of this captivating genre! Tonight we bring you KOFO THE WONDERMAN (Master Drummer, Composer, Lead Singer and Bandleader) blends traditional African singing and drumming with Afro-funk flavour. His Exceptionally diverse CD ‘PROOF,’ issued and distributed by Sunmak  Music Inc., supercedes expectation. The Wonderman’s infectious beat, led by the  voice of  the talking drum, as well as his own vocals, has been igniting dance  floors  and inspiring audiences in the New York club scene since he formed his  band; ‘The Daylight Stars’.

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82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan) Greenwich Village New York NY 10012 tel. 212-477-ZINC (9462) Open 7 days: 6pm-2:30am weeknights 6pm-3am weekends

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