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The Urban Stomp: From Swing to Mambo~Bienvenidos to New York

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The Abyssinian Baptist Church

132 West 138th Street

New York, NY 10030

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We invite everyone to join us for the Urban Stomp. This curated event is a culmination of interactive music and dance workshops throughout NYC. We’ll have live music with the most swingin’ swing (Danny Jonokuchi & The Revisionists-vocals with Alexa Barchini, hard-hitting mambo (and some New York salsa) with 7x Grammy nominated bandleader Bobby Sanabria bringing his Quarteto Aché will show what happens when Cuba, Harlem, and Puerto Rico meet NYC. There will also be some boogaloo, cha cha cha and blues to show how the music represents various communities.
-We’ll have all-level, mini dance workshops, music lessons, all-ages art-making, and performances with Laura Chieko, Gaby Cook, Samuel Coleman, The Big Apple Lindy Hoppers, Franck Muhel, Dancing Classrooms New York City, Shana Maria Weaver, and more...
- Tour of this historic, beautiful church built during the Harlem Renaissance
-10:00am-3:00pm
Abyssinian Baptist Church, 32 W 138th St, New York, NY 10030
FREE and open to all, family friendly

*Urban Stomp: From Swing to Mambo is the first interactive arts-education series that shares important artistic, cultural and historic connections between these two genres to strengthen relationships between communities. The Fletcher Henderson Orchestra, with the resounding sounds of Louis Armstrong, helped lay the foundation for swing music as a distinct genre in the mid-1920s. Swing influenced the creation of mambo in Cuba; especially the style later popularized in 1950s New York by artists melding Afro-Cuban rhythms, innovative instrument arrangements and dynamic dance technique. Together, swing and mambo exemplified aspirations of a more democratic world performed at venues such as the Savoy (nicknamed “home of happy feet”) and the Palladium Ballrooms (nicknamed “temple of the mambo”). The momentary spaces they open ignite new possibilities of greater equality, freedom and a shared humanity.

For Free Youth Workshops in the months of October and November, please register:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/75J82TC
For questions: urbanstompnyc@gmail.com
Please join the Group Page: https://www.facebook.com/urbanstompnyc/

We would like to thank your sponsors and co-presenters: Frankie Manning Foundation, The Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York, Inc., Bronx Music Heritage Center, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Center for Traditional Music and Dance, Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, and Casita Maria

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