Sunday, August 22, 2004

An enjoyable evening of Afro-Cuban Percussion & Jazz

Originally uploaded by lools.

Satalla is a fairly new club in Manhattan that showcases artists from around the world. One can dine on fine American cuisine and enjoy an evening with close friends while listening to renowned musicians from all over the world.

Last night we experienced the talent and passion of three masters of the drum - Bobby Sanabria, Candida and Patata - in Afro-Cuban jazz that spanned the past, present and future of the Afro-Cuban jazz continuum. Bobby is clearly an outstanding musician with a dedicated fan-following. The club was filled with an eclectic mix of folks from Cuban American seniors to young professionals with a taste for world music. Everyone was enchanted by Bobby and cheered him on for more.

Personally, I'm really excited that Satalla is literally a stone's throw from where we live. Their monthly calendar is packed with interesting performers from around the world. Next week alone there are shows featuring Celtic, Afrozouk, Venezuelan and Hungarian music.

Satalla's brandline is "Temple of World Music" - after experiencing a night at this club and reviewing their impressive line-up in the coming months, this self-promotion doesn't seem as far-fetched as it did to me initially!

37 West 26th St.


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