This dynamic nine-member rumba group features three master congueros of Afro-Cuban music: Candido Camero, the legendary 89-year-old elder statesman of congas who is a living encyclopedia of Cuban music and has worked with all the jazz masters; Giovanni Hidalgo, the current master of congas who melds Afro-Caribbean, jazz and folkloric influences with his signature style; and veteran New York percussionist Papo Pepin, a powerful innovator who has performed with many of the greats in mambo, salsa and Latin jazz.
The program is under the direction of four-time Grammy winner Ray Santos and includes exhilarating guest dancers.
"Unrivaled percussive triumvirate." -Rhythm Magazine
Co-presented by World Music Institute
This concert is dedicated to Francisco Aguabella, the great conga player who passed away on the morning of May 7, 2010.
Photo by Martin Cohen