Harlem Stage is a historic theater in Manhattanville (West Harlem) that has staged artists of color in the community for over thirty-five years. It is one of Harlem’s showcases for the incredible diversity of what we do.
Thank you Harlem Stage for sponsoring New York Latin Culture Magazine!
En el tiempo de las mariposas, Repertorio Español’s version of the Julia Álvarez drama about the legendary Mirabal Sisters, is at Harlem Stage in Manhattanville, Harlem on Wed, Mar 23 at 1pm & 7:30pm. Free. 🇩🇴
American trombonist Craig Harris and Nation of the Imagination with Marshall Allen (Sun Ra Arkestra) tribute American Jazzman Sun Ra for Carnegie Hall’s Afrofuturism Festival, streaming Sat Feb 19-28. Free. 🇺🇸
Ivory Coast Guinean singer Natu Camara sings Harlem Afrobeat, streaming Sat, Feb 5 – 14. $10. 🇨🇮
Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez plays Rumba and Timba live at Harlem Stage (with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute) in Manhattanville, Harlem on Fri-Sat, Feb 11-12 at 7:30pm. From $25. 🇨🇺
Most human culture begins as an expression of family and faith. Pedrito can start you there in Cuban Lucumí (Yoruba) traditions with the sacred Bata drums, but ceremonies are private affairs. Ashé.
One step removed is Rumba (party), an expression of community and love, and the root of a lot of Latin music. In the States, they took away the drum, and we got Gospel and the Blues, the root of American popular music including Jazz, Rock and Hip-Hop. In Cuba, Rumba evolved into Timba. In Puerto Rico, it evolved into Bomba. In New York City, it evolved into Salsa.
Pedrito is the world’s first-call Rumbero. He can take you all the way back to the beginning, to our ancestors, or leap forward into all kinds of fusions that are happening now. He just did an album with Eric Clapton. When the Rolling Stones are in town, they stop by to see Pedrito. Those who know, know Pedrito is really something. Don’t miss this.
Craig Harris’s Nocturnal Nubian Ball tributes Sun Ra for Harlem Stage at Bryant Park in the Garment District on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 7pm. FREE 🇺🇸
Saturday, March 23, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ The Curtis Brothers map the rhythms of the slave trade. Circa ’95 raps in Spanglish about what happened once we landed in El Barrio. For the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) and Carnegie Hall’s Migrations: the Making of America festival. At Harlem Stage