Earth Day Celebration in Los Angeles with
at the XI Annual Eco Maya Festival
opportunity to see the legendary drummer Francisco Aguabella performing
a two hours outdoor concert with his Afrocuban ensemble, next Saturday
April 23 from 4 to 6 PM, free to the general public at the XI Eco Maya
Festival of Los Angeles.
has celebrated Mother Earth Day during the last decade with two consecutive
days of cross cultural entertainment switching venues from the Barsnall
Park to the LA City College campus. But this year the Eco Maya Festival
goes back to his Mayan and ecological community roots turning in a street
festival at the Eco Village neiborhood of Bimini Place.
audiences in Southern California are used to enjoy performances by Aguabella's
Latin Jazz Ensemble. But this Saturday April 23 the master will give us
a two hours all-percussions concert based on congas and bata drumms from
the ceremonial Afrocuban songs to the electrifiying variants of the rumba.
in Matanzas, Cuba, Francisco Aguabella is master of the Yoruba-derived
bata drums and rumba form as well as contemporary traditions including
Cuban son, salsa, and Latin jazz. He has recorded and/or performed with
leading international musical artists such as Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente,
Cachao, Eddie Palimieri, Dizzie Gillespie, Cal Tjader, Lionel Hampton,
and Celia Cruz. Aguabella has received a National Heritage Award from
the National Endowment for the Arts and is the subject of a documentary
film by Les Blank, Sworn to the Drum.
Photos by Rafael
here to see thumbnails
These pictures may be downloaded
for promotional use by the media and published/reproduced in connection
with the artist's performance. Please, credit as photos by Rafael Esparza.
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Stage Of The Arts, Inc. P.O. Box 26688. Los Angeles. CA 90026.
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©Stage Of The Arts, Inc. 2005
Press Contact: Jorge Luis Rodriguez
Date of event: Saturday April 23, 4 to 6 PM
Place: Los Angeles Eco Village
117 S. Bimini Place,
Los Angeles, CA 90004.
Information line: (323) 960-7879