New Cuban Masters presents: The Power of Changó - Expressions of Santeria through Music and Dance
New Cuban Masters is a musical project created by young trumpeter, composer and bandleader Kalí Rodríguez-Peña. One of its main aims is to expose the works of lesser known Cuban musicians around the world.
In the Santeria religion Changó (Shangó) is the owner of fire, lightening, thunder, and war, but he is also the patron of music, drumming, and dancing. He represents male beauty and virility, passion and power.
About Kali Rodriguez- Peña
Trumpet player and composer Kali Rodriguez-Peña was born in Havana, Cuba and resides in New York City. He has played with renowned Cuban and international musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Arturo O’Farrill, Paquito D’Rivera, Chucho Valdés, Anat Cohen, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Miguel Zenón, Bobby Sanabria, Cándido Camero, Bobby Carcasses, among others. Kali arranged and produced his own album, Gente de Colores, in 2011. In New York City, Kali has played in venues like Birdland, Symphony Space, Rainbow Room, Zinc Bar, Subrosa, ShapeShifter Lab, and more. A graduate of the prestigious Amadeo Roldan Conservatory in Cuba, Kali is currently studying at Manhattan School of Music, where he was awarded a full scholarship for jazz performance.
Follow Kali Rodriguez-Peña on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kalirodiriguez
About Carlos dos Santos, Jr.
Carlos dos Santos, Jr. is a recognized dancer, choreographer, and teacher. He has performed with major Brazilian and U.S. dance companies, including the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, Complexions, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble (US); Grupo Salto, Bale Folclorico da Bahia, Bale Teatro Castro Alves, and DanceBrazil (Brazil), where he also served as a rehearsal director.
Mr. Dos Santos' choreographic credits include works for Colorado Ballet, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, American Dance Festival, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and DanceBrazil, as well as his own solo performances around the world. He taught at dance festivals, schools and universities around the world, including the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, The Ailey School, Steps on Broadway, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance School and International Summer Institute, DanceBrazil, Academy of Colorado Ballet, Youth America Grand Prix Ballet and Contemporary Dance Competition for Students, as well as master classes in the U.S., Italy, Switzerland, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Chekh Republic, Argentina, and Brazil.
For more information, visit www.carlosdossantos.com.
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