Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Tribute to Puntilla @ The Schomburg

Willie just emailed me the following:

(Puntilla (ibae), Photo Credit: CCADI)

Tribute to Orlando "Puntilla" Rios Concert Master Afro-Cuban Bata DrummerJanuary 10th 2009 – 7.00pm

Special Performances by: Nueva Generacion – founded by Orlando "Puntilla" Rios and Olufemi Mitchell

New Yor-Uba - founded by Michele Rosewoman

And a short preview of the documentary When the Spirits Dance Mambo. Produced by CCCADI.

Musical Director Puntilla

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Blvd @ West 135th St New York, NY 10037 Tickets: $15 each To purchase tickets, call The Schomburg Shop at (212) 491-2206. Ticket charge hours, Tuesday through Saturday, Noon to 6 p.m. Part of the proceeds will be donated towards a youth drummer scholarship in recognition of Puntilla Orlando "Puntilla" Rios joined the ancestors on August 12th, 2008. This concert will celebrate the contributions that Orlando "Puntilla" Rios has made to maintaining the rich sacred Afro Cuban traditions in New York City and internationally. A master traditional leader, popular musician, teacher and mentor since his arrival to New York from Cuba he shared his profound knowledge with all communities. For more information please contact Monthina Williams or 212-307-7420 ext 3006

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