Salsa Meets Jazz on the Hudson, Sun. August 17th...
Join us on the banks of the river, baskets brimming w/wine & cheese on lush, verdant fields where salsa meets Jazz on the Hudson feat.
Chocolate Armenteros &
in a Zon del Barrio salute to Cheo Feliciano.
THIS JUST IN: WE WILL BE JOINED, DIRECT FROM PUERTO RICO, BY PRODIGIO CLAUDIO, a virtuoso on the cuatro.
We will also be celebrating Melissa Mark-Viverito as the first Latina/ Puerto Rican Speaker of the City Council. Here is the jingle we wrote for her eight years ago that today is prophetic: CON MELISSA MEJORO EL PUEBLO...
Join us for our traditional 3 Kings Day / Octavitas dedicated to Yomo Toro. Bring your instruments, join our parranda and enjoy the music and special guest surprises.
Reserve your table now at SOB's for Friday, January 10, 2014
WEPA, WEPA, WEPA…
Stir the memories with this holiday story of a Puerto Rican Christmas in New York: Just click on the link below. FELICIDADES
ZDB w/ Larry Harlow & Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros
SUNDAY, OCT. 13, 2013 Queens Center Mall, 6 P.M.
An exclusive Zon del Barrio concert with guest artists:
Fania all-star Larry Harlow, El Judio Maravilloso & Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros, the Louis Armstrong of the Afro Cuban trumpet_
The superstar salsa team of Yesenia Adame and Rodrigo Guzman __from the hit TV show:
DANCING WITH THE STARS!!!!
Win tickets to Vegas & Universal Music Latin Entertainment’s after-party, enjoy a high energy fashion show, interactive games and more. Don't miss this fiesta filled weekend at the Queens Center Mall.
UN CONCIERTO EXCLUSIVO DE ZON DEL BARRIO CON ARTISTAS INVITADOS:
FANIA ALL-STAR LARRY HARLOW y
ALFREDO "CHOCOLATE" ARMENTEROS
El duo dynamico de los bailarines del show de television: DANCING WITH THE STARS: YESENIA ADAME Y RODRIGO GUZMAN.
UN FIN DE SEMANA PARA GUARACHAR Y CELEBRAR NUESTRA CULTURA EN El MALL DE QUEENS.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
ZDB orq. @ the Brentwood Cultural Fiesta, Sun. Sept. 22 5 pm
HERE COMES THE ANNUAL BRENTWOOD CULTURAL STREET FESTIVAL!
September 22 from noon to 6:00 p.m., on Suffolk Avenue beginning at the Brentwood Road/Washington Avenue
intersection and extending westward for 3 blocks to Monroe Avenue.
In addition to exciting children's activities and tented art exhibits displaying works by some of our area's finest
painters and other visual artists, the Festival will feature a steady stream of world-class, culturally diverse bands and
dancers. The stage schedule (photos attached):
• Noon - El Teatro Rodante Hispanico - A premier local Latin dance group.
• 12:15 - Mariachi Cuscatlan - A great mariachi band, from El Salvador.
• 1:00 - Conjunto Sabori - Outstanding local traditional salsa band.
• 2:00 - The Liverpool Shuffle - An "amazing Beatles tribute band" that performs "with electricity,
intensity and a sense of humor" that "sets it apart from the rest."
• 3:00 - Papo Vazquez Pirates Troubadours - Grammy nominee Papo Vazquez and his Pirates
Troubadours are "a hot band of virtuoso Latin Jazz musicians" hailed "as spectacular to watch as they are to listen
to, ... a force of nature, ... you will never hear anything like this ... Papo Vazquez is the reason we need a Latin Jazz
category at the Grammy Awards."
• 4:00 - Kaïssa - "The sparkling Cameroonian singer" Kaïssa "has become an unmistakable
representative of Cameroonian music to the planet," mesmerizing audiences with "her stunningly beautiful,
powerful, yet silky voice"... "Besides an unquestionable artistic talent, Kaïssa is an authentic and natural beauty who
could make superficial pop singers blush."
• 5:00 - Aurora & Zon Del Barrio - An "innovative and dynamic New York Latin band that brings to the
stage the dance music ... foot stomping, funk based classic salsa, plena, merengue, bomba and boogalu ... from the streets of New York.".
Teatro Experimental Yerbabruja is a nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to use the arts in its numerous
programs as a means of achieving constructive social change in Long Island's diverse communities. Part of that
mission is to hold free-admission cultural events at which diverse audiences come together to see and hear culturally
diverse artists. However, these events would not be possible without the help of its friends and supporters, including
State Assemblyman Phil Ramos, and public funding provided by Suffolk County.
TEATRO EXPERIMENTAL YERBABRUJA, INC.
...connecting performance, community, & education
23 ANNE LANE, CENTRAL ISLIP, NY 11722
(631) 626-3603 E-mail: email@example.com
Thursday, August 29, 2013
ZDB 7 @ the 4th Annual Bushwick Block Party Sun. Sept. 1, 2013
This is a down home salsa block party a lo estilo '70s. Every year, Chago throws this party in the back of his bodega where Tito & Ruben hang. So we come together for labor day weekend for this family party of music, food and fun. Join us:
Sunday, September 1,2013
465 Bushwick Avenue and Montieth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
this year's Block Party is dedicated to "White Boy" who was very much a part of the Bushwick Family.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
ZDB @ the Shops @ Atlas Park Mall Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Starting at 6 PM
July 9th through August 27th
There will have a pre-concert educational demonstration by Mad Science that will amaze and entertain followed by a concert.
August 27th - Summer Rocket Show & Zon Del Barrio
The Shops @ Atlas Park Mall
8000 Cooper Ave
Glendale, NY 11385
Zon del Barrio hits @ 7 pm for two sets of rocking, hot, dance music for the entire familia...
This is Puerto Rican culture in New York: The Highbridge section of the Bronx celebrated the street re-naming of Ogden Avenue on 162nd & Summit to YOMO TORO PLACE on Saturday, July 27, 2013 on what would've been the King of the Cuatro's 80th birthday. Known as the Jimi Hendrix of the small, ten stringed Puerto Rican cuatro, the "funky Jibaro" (hillbilly) was an icon of Puerto Rican culture and a Fania All-Star bringing the national instrument of the island into the commercial "salsa" world with his many recordings and compositions. It was the love of his daughter Denise Toro the engine for organizing this event in three weeks with no budget but with the help of a community and Yomo Toro's friends in the industry the small Bronx street that a superstar called home was re-ignited with the excitement, joy, and hope that many brought with them on this day.
Big "thank yous" go out to Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, Bob Sancho of Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center and Hector Aponte of the NYC Parks Department, the Caribbean Cultural Center as well as the 100 Hispanic Men, Adam Clayton Powell IV, Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito and Dj Brian who all stepped up at the very last moment to make this event a reality...
Even Paul Simon sent this statement: “Yomo Toro was the fastest left-hander since Randy Johnson and Johnson couldn't play "Quitate Tu" or "Asalto Navideño" on the cuatro even if he wore a red felt hat. God bless Yomo Toro. May his street be as joyful and wondrous as his music. “
Orq. Broadway's Eddy Zervigon sent a statement as well as Oscar Hernandez of the Spanish Harlem Orchestra and Adalberto Santiago sent a recorded message as well as the noted Fania All-Star em cee: Paco Navarro. Ismael Miranda telephoned and spoke live to the crowd as he was patched in through the sound system before the street was unveiled to cheers from the many who attended & spoke about their memories of Yomo Toro. Among the many were:
Jose Alberto, El Canario; Larry Harlow, El Judio Maravilloso; Eddie Montalvo & Nicky Marrero, Jose Mangual Fania All-Star alums; Frankie Morales, Papo Vasquez; Benny Bonilla, Rene Lopez, Johnny Cruz, Chembo Corniel, Bobby Sanabria, Junior Rivera, and Alex Masucci. Even Congressman Jose Serrano recalled his days as an em cee at the Bronx's Club Cubano when he would announce and pall around with Yomo Toro alongside Lorraine Montenegro who recalled the many times Yomo would sit all day on two milk crates playing his little guitar next to her mother Evelina Antonetty who was registering Latinos to vote in the Bronx.
Direct from Puerto Rico we had the virtuoso "cuatrista" (guitarrist) Prodijio Claudio alongside his guitarrist and troubador Domingo Rodriguez. They started the day playing many of the acoustic Puerto Rican genres for the press before they played salsa on stage with Zon del Barrio alongside our own electric guitarrist Carlos Ponce illustrating the MANY SIDES of YOMO who played folk, rock, salsa on any guitar, acoustic or electric, on any Cuban tres and his favorite the Puerto Rican cuatro.... ¡Que Viva Yomo Toro!