Wednesday, July 24, 2019

BLUE CURTAIN PRESENTS A DOUBLE-BILL FEATURING CONTEMPORARY AFRO-CUBAN SOUNDS

BLUE CURTAIN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

WHEN: Saturday, July 27, at 7 p.m. 
WHERE:
Pettoranello Gardens Amphitheater, Route 206 and Mountain Avenue, Princeton.  The rain location is Princeton High School Performing Arts Center.
TICKETS: free

Blue Curtain, presented in co-operation with the Princeton Recreation Department, wraps up its 2019 summer concert on with a double-bill featuring the Afro-Cuban music of OKAN and Latin-Jazz legend Charlie Sepulveda and his ensemble The Turnaround.

OKAN fuses Afro-Cuban roots with jazz, folk and global rhythms in songs about immigration, bravery and love. Co-leaders, composers and multi-instrumentalists Elizabeth Rodriguez and Magdelys Savigne will be joined by Miguel de Armas on piano, Roberto Riveron on bass, and Frank Martinez on percussion. As OKAN embarks on their first international tour that includes 23 dates with stops at London's Sunfest, Nuit d'Afrique in Montreal, Old Town Music Hall in Chicago, and Blue Curtain Princeton, the group is celebrating its recent 2019 Independent Music Awards in both jazz and world categories.

World-Class Trumpeter, Composer, Bandleader and Educator and Latin Grammy Winner, Charlie Sepulveda stands as one of the few remaining pivotal figures in Jazz and Latin Jazz music today.  Sepulveda has traversed the globe many times over the past 30 years as a member of the legendary Tito Puente Golden Men of Latin Jazz, Eddie Palmieri Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie's United Nation Orchestra as well has his own ensemble The Turnaround. 

Concerts are family-friendly and guests are welcome to bring chairs, blankets and picnics.