Uptown Nights Latin Music Series: Pablo Mayor’s Folklore Urbano Orchestra
7:15PM Dance class
8PM Folklore Urbano Performance
9:30 -11PM Salsa DJ dance party, co-hosted with Talia Castro-Pozo
Advance: $20 / Day of show: $25
Seating: General Admission; Standing room. Limited bench seating.
Harlem Stage returns with its beloved music series, Uptown Nights, to present a dynamic set of artists across a wide range of genres throughout the anniversary year. From September to December 2023, Harlem Stage launches the Uptown Nights Latin Music Series, an exciting lineup that celebrates music from the Latin diaspora.
Kicking off the series is Colombian-born, Pan-Latin pianist, composer, and educator Pablo Mayor and his powerhouse 13-piece Folklore Urbano Orchestra. Upon arriving in New York City in 1999, Mayor began producing modern Latin American music inspired by his native Colombia, combining formal studies in jazz with a passion for folkloric Latin American rhythms. Mayor’s playing and arrangements have been featured in performances and on recordings by GRAMMY winners Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Colombian singer Totó la Momposina, Puerto Rican pioneers Los Pleneros de la 21, and the legendary Cuban Orquesta Broadway.
Mayor is the founder and producer of NYC’s Colombian music festival Encuentro NYC, and since 2016, he has been in residence at iD Studio Theater in the South Bronx. In this spirited dance party featuring a range of styles including Colombian music, salsa, and other music from across the Americas, Mayor and his vibrant band perform his mission of #GlobalMusictoUnify, lifting the roof off the historic Harlem Stage Gatehouse. Preceded by a dance class taught by choreographer, dancer, and Harlem Stage commissioned artist, Daniel Fetecua.
Join us after the performance for a salsa DJ dance party with music spun by DJ Franklin Ayala and co-hosted with Talia Castro-Pozo!