from Havana, Cuba; New York debut
Teresa Paz, soprano and director
Gulumbá gulumbé: Resonancias de África en el Nuevo Mundo
Here’s your chance to experience something entirely new as the singers and instrumentalists of the long-awaited Cuban Ensemble Ars Longa make their New York debut. They perform 17th- and 18th-century music by Colonial composers who playfully interpreted the dynamic culture of the African-Cuban population. The pieces feature chant, dance rhythms, and onomatopoeic lyrics reminiscent of African languages.
“If the vocal parts were delivered with great panache, the instrumentalists showed an excellent and remarkable musical interpretation, highlighting the colors of Latin America…. Passion was the connecting thread throughout the concert.” —Jean-Stéphane Sourd-Durand, Metz
This concert is presented by Music Before 1800, in cooperation with GEMAS, a collaboration of Gotham Early Music Scene and Americas Society.