- Tarrytown, NY
Conjunto Guantanamo Perform and Teach at Tarrytown Arts Camp 2022
Tarrytown, NY – Conjunto Guantanamo have announced their participation in TAC - Sleepy Hollow 2022 where members, Pepito Gomez and Ulises Beato will be holding a three-day workshop (for kids in grades K through 4) on traditional Afro-Cuban music and rhythms and its influence on contemporary popular music. The band will hold a performance for the kids and families following the workshop program.
The workshop will be held July 11, 13, and 15, 2022 with the outdoor concert happening
on July 20 at Barnhart Park in Sleepy Hollow - 6:30 PM
Registration is LIVE for the Tarrytown Arts Camp in Sleepy Hollow
Click this link for registration forms – tarrytownartscamp.com/
“We really enjoy these opportunities to share something this cool and fun with the young kids,” says Beato, who is the director and lead percussionist of CG “You never know who you’ll end up influencing down the line. Some of these kids could be the very future of contemporary music and so it’s fun to sprinkle a little music dust on them.”
The workshop will be for students entering grades K through 4 in the coming school year. Some of the material covered will include an explanation on Clave and how the various rhythms within Cuban music interweave within the Clave’s patterns to form the polyrhythms that make up not only traditional Afro-Cuban music but, much of the pantheon of our contemporary popular music all over the world.
After the three-day workshop, Conjunto Guantanamo will perform a set of their traditional Cuban music for the children and their families. This will include much of the material discussed throughout the workshops and expand to provide an example of some of their traditional repertoire.
Conjunto Guantánamo's soulful sound is layered with authentic Cuban swing and sophisticated influences like "El Barbaro" Benny More, Arsenio Rodriguez, Roberto Faz, and Miguelito Cuní. Playing authentic traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms like Son Montuno, Cha-Cha-Cha, Mambo, and Rumba with contemporary energy, their performances sometimes transition into extended experimental "descargas" -- a type of Afro-Cuban improvisational jam session -- using musical motifs straight from the streets of Havana and Matanzas, combined with the very spirit of New York City. Their recordings, available on Spotify and everywhere, are also lively and robust revivals of the most traditional compositions of the Afro-Cuban songbook.
For more information on Conjunto Guantanamo’s Outreach mission see - https://bit.ly/3Jgvqg6
Their website can be found at - www.ConjuntoGuantanamo.com
Tarrytown Arts Camp has a 20-year history of high-level arts programming in the Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow School district. The program is currently directed by musician, and Managing Director of Folklore Urbano NYC, Anna Povich de Mayor. Thanks to an ongoing relationship with The Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and their generous support for the teaching artist program, her first year as director featured musicians and dancers from all over the world including China, Japan, and Spain, followed by various artists from both North and South America.
This year, much of the camp will continue outside with multi-arts and landscape painting, an indoor theater camp, a clay camp, a middle school music ensemble program, and, a creative writing program in collaboration with the Hudson Valley Writers Center. All this with a focus on traditions from Caribbean cultures including Haiti, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Colombia’s Caribbean coast.
For more information see the Tarrytown Arts Camp website at https://tarrytownartscamp.com
Contact them at email@example.com or call (917) 655-1927
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