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Gerardo Contino Rings in the New Year with Cuba Caliente
Wednesdays at Gonzalez y Gonzalez
As the holiday season has given way to the New Year, the Cuban music scene of Gotham forges ahead into 2017. The past year has been a fruitful one for NYC, with acts such as Maykel Blanco and Los Van Van making appearances in and around the metro area. However, with the blank slate of the coming year looming overhead, the effects of what 2017 will have to offer has yet to be determined.
Always in search of new endeavors to explore, New York’s very own Gerardo Contino breaks into 2017 with a revamped version of Cuba Caliente, held at Gonzalez y Gonzalez on Mercer Street in Greenwich Village. Contino hosted the event for the summer months of 2016 before embarking on a six-week residency in Doha, Qatar. Upon returning to NY, Los Habaneros in tow, he has once again set his sights on being at the helm of promoting Cuban culture in the Big Apple.
Noticing a need to draw a wider and more diverse audience into the fold, Contino decided to revisit the idea of Cuban Caliente from a new and different angle. Originally billed as a community-networking event for Cubans in New York City, Contino now aims to use the event to appeal to a new public market instead of only promoting to the Cuban community and Cuban dance enthusiasts. Through a regular rotation of original local acts as well as promoting a “more inclusive vibe” in comparison the many dance socials already existing in NYC, he intends to present Cuban music to a far more expansive crowd.
Taking this concept into the musical realm, 2017 sees Contino’s music taking on a new from as well. In the years following his 2013 release of the hard-hitting Cuban Salsa tour de force “Somos Latinos”, Gerardo has issued several singles that have fused Cuban music with everything from Brazilain Samba to Colombian Vallanato. His new original single “Año Nuevo” is an anthemic depiction of the very idea that Cuba Caliente aims to represent, a fusion of pop and world music with an unimistakable Cuban core for anyone with an open mind. The video, shot at the last Cuba Caliente just before the New Year, can be viewed below.
Scheduled to occur most Wednesdays, Cuba Caliente will be held this month Los Habaneros on January 18 and 25 at Gonzalez y Gonzalez located at 192 Mercer St, New York, NY 10012. Doors will open at 9pm, music starts at 10pm and the party ends at 1am. Cover at the door is $10. More information on calendar dates and rotation of bands can be found at Cuba Caliente and Gonzalez y Gonzalez’s respective websites.
Tom Ehrlich's Pedrito Martínez Gallery
Click here for the full gallery of Pedrito's recent tour with Yunior Terry on bass.
Ban Rarrá in the Bay Arrreá!
Click here for Tom Ehrlich's breathtaking gallery of photos from Ran Rarra's recent SF residency.
RIP CARLOS AVERHOFF
ALSO: MORE SCENES FROM JOJAZZ 2016
ENGLISH: On December 22, 2016, we lost a giant of Cuban Jazz and Timba, saxophonist/flautist Carlos Averhoff. Born in Matanzas on December 6, 1947, and classically trained, he became part of Irakere and also performed with NG La Banda , Issac Delgado 's group and Emiliano Salvador among others. He spent his final years in Miami, where he was a Professor of Music at the Florida International University School of Music and Professor of Saxophone at Miami-Dade College. HIs legacy will live on not only in his recorded music but also in the music of his many students. Carlos Averhoff Jr. , his son, has also emerged as a saxophonist of distinction.
ESPAÑOL: El 22 de diciembre de 2016, perdimos a un gigante de Jazz cubano y Timba, el saxofonista / flautista Carlos Averhoff. Nacido en Matanzas el 6 de diciembre de 1947 y formado clásicamente, se unió con Irakere y también se presentó con NG La Banda , el grupo de Issac Delgado y Emiliano Salvador entre otros. Pasó sus últimos años en Miami, donde era Profesor de Música en la Escuela de Música de la Florida International University y Profesor de Saxofón en el Miami-Dade College. Su legado vivirá no sólo en su música grabada, sino también en la música de sus muchos estudiantes. Carlos Averhoff Jr. , su hijo, también ha emergido como un saxofonista de distinción.