Austin-based tribute band honors Selena's memory

Would she have been a mainstream music superstar? How many children would she have? These are two questions...

Uruguayan artist Max Capote captivated the SXSW audience

When Uruguayan sensation Max Capote gets on stage and loses control, magic happens. It’s the type of magic that only comes...

The influence of Hispanic music in the US

From the vibrant beats of the “Mambo King” Tito Puente to the soulful fusion sounds of Santana to ...

Michael Peña on Mario Lopez One-on-One

In light of his newest film Frontera starring alongside Eva Longoria – actor Michael Peña is quickly becoming Hollywood royalty.

Nat Geo Mundo Presents "La Ciencia De Lo Absurdo"

Renowned Mexican Actor and Singer, Alfonso Herrera, Hosts New Series that Analyzes and Explains the Science ...

Classical and Flamenco Guitar & Austin

Classical guitar aficionados can certainly relate. And you’re sure to find some of them in Austin, because the city loves classical guitar...

Music and Entertainment: Popular Hispanics showcases and highlight Hispanic culture through its coverage of the music and entertainment industry.

The Bobby Sanabria Grammy-nominated “Multiverse” Big Band At Americas Society: A Review

by Eugene Marlow, Ph.D

 

The concert by the Sanabria big band was hosted by Americas Society. This organization “. . . is dedicated to education, debate and dialogue in the Americas. Its mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the Inter-American relationship.”

 

Americas Society Music Director Sebastian Zubieta—himself a composer and educator from Argentina who holds a doctorate in composition from Yale University and a licentiate in musicology from the Universidad Católica Argentina in Buenos Aires.—remarked:

Photo credit:  James Anderson for Roey Yohai Photography.

I have known of Bobby Sanabria’s activity as a musician and advocate for Latin Jazz for a long time and had the pleasure of meeting him several years ago at a concert with his long-time collaborator Larry Harlow at Harvard. The “Multiverse Big Band” concert last night was part of an NEA-funded project dedicated to the process of transmission of artistic traditions. When we were designing the events that would make up this series (which started in the spring and continues into 2014), Sanabria’s name appeared as an obvious choice because of his musical achievement and his longstanding commitment to mentoring the next generation of jazz artists. We were delighted by the entertaining, varied, and seriously swinging concert they offered last night!

 

The Americas Society mounts several concerts a year in support of its overall mission.

Photo credit goes to:  James Anderson for Roey Yohai Photography.

< 1 2 3

Read More Articles

"Ardor" Ignites Social Themes on a Global Scale

by Amelia Orozco

the full story

Claudio Miranda Takes Viewers to “Tomorrowland”

by Amelia Orozco

the full story

Patricia Vonne Captures Her Latina Heritage with New Album "Viva Bandolera"

the full story

Interview with Everardo Gout, director of Days of Grace

by Jesus Montero

the full story

Austin-based tribute band honors Selena's memory

by Christine Bolaños

the full story

Uruguayan artist Max Capote will captivate SXSW audience

by Christine  Bolaños 

the full story

New Theatre Presents: The Cuban Spring

the full story

Oscar de la Hoya on "Mario Lopez One-on-One"

the full story

Comedian Paul Rodriguez on "Mario Lopez One-on-One

the full story

Michael Peña on Mario Lopez One-on-One

the full story

Classical and Flamenco Guitar & Austin

by Matt Hinsley

the full story

Mexican American Experience returns with Grammy-winning acts

the full story

Meet Flamenco Dancer and Teacher, Pilar Andújar

by Matthew Hinsley

the full story

Becky G Partners with Vevo to Premiere the Music Video for “Becky From The Block”

the full story

Patricia on Patricia: An Interview with actress, Patricia Rae

by Nicki Alexander

the full story