11th ENCUENTRO NYC CELEBRATES PABLO MAYOR’S 50th BIRTHDAY
MORE THAN 30 MUSICIANS ON STAGE INCLUDING ARTURO O’FARRILL, EDDY ZERVIGON, LOUIS BAUZÓ, FOLKLORE URBANO ORCHESTRA,
GREGORIO URIBE, EDMAR CASTAÑEDA, MEMBERS OF MAKU, THE FOLK COLOMBIA ALL STARS DEBUT AND MORE…
NOVEMBER 15, 6:00 – 10:00PM @ LE POISSON ROUGE
This four-hour celebration will highlight Pablo Mayor’s career: his work as founder of the ENCUENTRO NYC Colombian Music festival and as producer and composer of his own decade-long Colombian project Folklore Urbano; his job as resident songwriter for ID Studio Theatre company; the 15 years as pianist and arranger of Eddy Zervigon’s legendary Afro-Cuban charanga Orquesta Broadway; his educational project at Harlem’s Harbor Conservatory with renowned Afro-Cuban percussionist Louis Bauzó; his multi-arts collaboration known as AMALGAMA Music and Dance Project with Limon dancer Daniel Fetecua; his work with the collective FolkColombia Música y Danza of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance which he was instrumental in founding; as well as the past four years of work writing music for Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, most notably for his recent grammy-nominated album “Offense of the Drum.”
The colorful program will include salsa, contemporary dance, cumbia, Mexican guapango—a collage of Pablo’s diverse body of work. It will be quintessential Encuentro NYC-a bohemian night of listening and dancing, eating and drinking!