Domingos en Arte: Changüí Majadero @ National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque [29 July]

Domingos en Arte: Changüí Majadero


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29
July
19:30 - 22:00

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National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Welcome to Domingos en Arte—a summer music and dance series presented by Melaza Music, AMP Concerts, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center. After two preview shows in June, the series will run weekly from July 1 to August 19 in the NHCC's charming Fountain Courtyard. We have invited a wide range of Latin artists for family-friendly summer Sundays that will feature live music, drinks and delicious Latin cuisine. The NHCC’s new restaurant—La Fonda del Bosque—will be offering unique themed dinners before each concert and providing a cash bar and tapas throughout the night.

Playing Cuban roots music out of Los Angeles, Changüí Majadero is a blazing five-piece band that has honed a deeply informed and highly pe...rsonal take on changüí, a surging Afro-Cuban musical tradition that took shape in the late 19th century on the eastern side of the island around Guantanamo. It's one of the foundational styles that gave birth to son, salsa and timba, and in the hands of Changüí Majadero the music feels as fresh and intoxicating as a stiff shot of rum. Founded by guitarist/vocalist Gabriel García, an expert on Cuban tres guitar, the band brings Cuba's country blues to new ears.

The group's eponymous debut album adds urban grit to this rural music, the songs played at local parties and festivals, many of which have never been recorded before. "The beautiful thing about Changüí is the way the rhythm and melodic elements work together," reflects Gabriel Garcia, guitarist, tresero, and founder of Changüí Majadero. "There are these wonderful African elements in the music, the syncopation of the rhythms, the call and response, but a lot of decimas and quartetos are sung and improvised like in other Latin folk traditions. You can talk about almost any subject, from love to politics, just like the blues."

Tickets are $13 in advance, $18 day of show (plus applicable service charges). Admission is free for children 12 and younger; tickets are available online as well as from the NHCC Box Office, in person or by phone at (505) 724-4771.
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