Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Boricua Roots Music
A Chat with Tato Torres of YERBABUENA
An Informal Discussion on Contemporary Puerto Rican Music in New York
6-8 p.m., Wednesday, April 30
Cemí Underground, 1799 Lexington Ave., NYC's El Barrio
Tato Torres, singer/musician/composer and founder and director of the renown Boricua Roots Music band YERBABUENA hosts an informal open discussion on the history, presence and future of contemporary Boricua Roots Music.
Boricua Roots Music is a musical movement in which Boricua musicians have combined and re-combined elements of traditional and/or "folkloric" music as contemporary musical expressions. This style of modern music, which reaches back to the roots of Boricua (Puerto Rican) tradition has come to be called "roots music" or "música de raíz" in Spanish. The movement is also often referred to simply as "roots" or "raíces" in Spanish.
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(photo by Clarisel Gonzalez)