Two Nights of Music from The Afro Pan-Latin Diaspora: Roots, Improvisational Music and Beyond
For the past year, the Ori-Gen Music Festival — a diverse, New York-based group of Latino music makers including multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy winners — has been developing platforms to explore and present new combinations of Latin American roots music, jazz, and technology in contemporary pan-Latin music.
This September, the Ori-Gen Music Festival will celebrate this vision with two nights of music from some of the most innovative and forward thinking artists from the Afro Pan-Latin Diaspora. The Festival takes place at Drom [85 Avenue A, NYC] on September 9th – 10th.
Night One features a Brazilian percussion and vocals duo with Rogerio and Anne Boccato, Argentine bassist Pablo Aslan & Piazzollazo’s tribute to Astor Piazzolla, the dreamy, tropical soul of Miami/Venezuelan project Bacalao Men, and Argentine singer Sofia Rei brings her acclaimed mix of folklore and futurism to a duo with multi-instrumentalist JC Maillard.
Night Two features Argentinian-NYC experimental duo Chuño; Latin GRAMMY Award winning percussionist, composer, and arranger Samuel Torres collaborating with pioneering Afro-Peruvian jazz guitar fusionist Eric Kurimski; celebrated singer, ethnographer and musical polyglot Kavita Shah with Cape Verdean guest singer Fantcha; and GRAMMY-award winning vocalist/violinist from NYC’s own Flor de Toloache, Mireya Ramos.