Youth in Arts Mentor Artist Miguel Martinez will be celebrating the release of his new CD, “Del Corazon al Son” this Sunday, October 16 at La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley. Miguel has been part of the Youth in Arts family for many years, performing at our festivals, teaching music to students in our AIS program and providing exhilarating and educational assemblies for youth around the Bay Area. Nydia will be joining Miguel in the concert this Sunday as a choreographer, dancer and harp player.
About the show:
Corazón Sur’s director, Miguel Martínez, has brought together the innovative sounds of Latin jazz and traditional Cuban and Mexican son with the distinctive jarocho style of Veracruz, and formed a collaboration with some of the best musicians in the Bay Area – Carlos Caro (Cuba), Saul Sierra (Mexico), Jose Roberto Hernandez (Mexico), Marco Diaz (USA) – to produce an evening filled with original compositions and musical arrangements that promise to create a coastal ambiance, inspired by the scents and breezes of the Caribbean.
“Del Corazón al Son” CD pays tribute to the tercera raíz, the sometimes less obvious but widespread presence of the African culture in Mexico.
“Del Corazon al Son” is the result of the Cuban Son, Son Jarocho and jazz, which together make it an evening of tastes and smells of the Caribbean. Miguel Martinez & CorazonSur pay tribute to these three shores of america: Veracruz (Mexico) – Havana (Cuba) – New Orleans (USA).
Special guests: Marco Diaz in the piano, Saúl Sierra-Alonso in the bass, Carlos Caro timbales and bongoe, Javier Cabanillas congas, Felix Samuel vocals, Edgardo Cambon Vocals, Jose Roberto Hernandez Lead vocal and Guitar, Nydia Algazzali Gonzalez Harp and dance.
Event page: http://lapena.org/event/1887