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No hay ritmo como "Cachao": Lincoln Jazz Concert Series at Miami Dade Concert Auditorium

By Published: March 12, 2004
Then Perera harped too, ¿tú sabes? His stringed touch touched us all adding its own touch of color. Perera's persona, playing and composing reminds one of a masculine version of the angel warriors from Spawn . His is a pristine sounding classical language with rare darker rhythmic overtonical forays issued with deadly accuracy. "Candombé," of his own inspiration, is a good example. The Harpist formula runs something like this: South America's Southern Cone + jazz + Blacks = both the rhythm and even a cultural identity of sorts. Joined by other talented local musicians, Perera opened the panorama to another level of Latin American music dipped on jazz. We were all privileged, moreover, to experience "Alfonsina del mar" through the playing of Torres and Perera.

Thanks to the producers of the Lincoln Jazz Concert Series for the opportunity to join Israel López "Cachao" and distinguished friends on a memorable night. The community eagerly awaits for more...


Bass- Israel López "Cachao" (Cuba) & Héctor Matute (Venezuela).

Congas- Tomás Díaz (Cuba) & Carlos "Patato" Váldez (Cuba).

Drums-Rey Monroig (Puerto Rico).

Flute-(?) Fernández (Cuba), Néstor Torres (Puerto Rico) & Dave Valentín (USA-PR).

Paraguayan harp-Roberto Perera (Uruguay).

Piano-Silvano Monasterios (Venezuela) & Alfredo Valdés, Jr. (Cuba).

Sax & clarinet-José "Tata" Palau (Cuba).

Timbales, bongos & percussion- Edwin Bonilla (Puerto Rico-USA).

Trombone-Mark Gregory (USA).

Trumpet-Feliciano Gómez "Pachú" (Cuba).

Violin-Federico Britos (Uruguay)

Vocals & percussion-Tony Columbié (Cuba) & José "Cheíto" Quiñones (Puerto Rico).

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