Holman Trio plays Indigenous Chilean Jazz at Lincoln Center

The Holman Trio launches Árbol, its new album of Indigenous Chilean jazz, at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 7:30pm. Free


Holman Trio

Ernesto Holman is a Chilean Mapuche. The Mapuche are the dominant Indigenous people of central Chile and parts of the Argentine Andes.

Holman first gained attention as part of the Latin American fusion band Congreso. He calls his solo work “etnojazz” (ethnic jazz). It combines traditional Chilean rhythms cueca and choike purrún mapuche.

Cueca is the national dance of Chile.

Choike Purrún is a Mapuche dance. It is a children’s game, sort of “A Tisket A Tasket” with the Ñandú, an ostrich-like South American bird of the pampas and woodlands, as the main character.

As a bass player, Holman is known for turning the bottom of the music into melody.  This is the kind of thing that can happen when cultures blend. A non-traditional cultural framework enables artists to see materials, in this case the bass, differently.

The band includes Gustavo Cerqueiras on piano and Josué Villalobos on drums.


David Rubenstein Atrium

61 West 62nd St, New York, NY 10023
(at Columbus Avenue)
Lincoln Center, NYC


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