The group was created from the desire of Ronald Polo, (vocalist/composer/gaitero), Morris Canate, (master folkloric percussionist), and later on Johanna Castaneda (Vocalist/musician) to promote the rich musical traditions of their ancestors; the Afro-descendants of Colombia's Caribbean coast. Their high-energy performances frequently feature additional singers and musicians who round out the ensemble, and Flushing Town Hall’s audience can look forward to a full band of seven on stage, to include guest artists Erica Parra (drums), Carlos Pino (bass), Seth Trachy (saxophone), and Dan Blakenship (trumpet). Their performance will also showcase the talents of dancers Lorena Ayub and Danny Ochoa.
SAT | JAN 25 | WORLD MUSIC & DANCE
INTERACTIVE DANCE WORKSHOP AT 3 PM
Move to the incredibly danceable music of Grupo Rebolu! Learn the traditional steps of cumbia, puya, mapale, and bullerengue in this pre-show workshop and then hit the floor at the show. FREE with tickets to 4 PM concert. Come early to score a free percussion instrument! (first come, first served)
AFRO-COLOMBIAN MUSIC & DANCE AT 4 PM
Led by Ronald Polo (vocalist, composer, gaiter), Morris Canate (percussionist) and Johanna Castaneda (vocalist), Grupo Rebolu is loaded with energy, history, and danceability. Bring your instruments for a post-show jam session with the band.
$14/$10 Members/$8 Children/$6 Member Children/FREE for Teens
School performances available. Call (718) 463-7700 x224 for details.
“Grupo Rebolú is said to be North America’s most original and danceable Colombian music experiences soulful yet joyous dance music guaranteed to keep you moving”. -- Bangor Daily News
General Operating & Program Support
Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts dba Flushing Town Hall is a not for profit organization which receives major support from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State
Legislature; New York State Assembly Member Ron Kim; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Mayor Bill de Blasio; Queens Borough President Melinda Katz; Council Members Adrienne Adams, Costa Constantinides, Daniel Dromm, Barry Grodenchik, Peter Koo, Karen Koslowitz, Francisco Moya, and Paul A. Vallone; and the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and the Booth Ferris Foundation.
Support for our programs is also provided by Acrobuffos/Seth Bloom & Christina Gelsone, Angela An, Robin Bell-Stevens, Dongjiang Bi, Cathay Bank, Douglass Chan, Amy Mak Chan, Sharon Chen, Ginger Chinn, Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou / New York Institute of Culture and the Arts, Con Edison, Crossings TV, Exploring the Metropolis, Kuang-Yu Fong / Chinese Theatre Works, Barbara Garii, Matthew Goldner, Howard Graf & Kathy Donovan, Lily Han, Heather Harrison, Belinda Pilin Hsu, Alice & Steve Huang, Hung Pin Hung, Investors Foundation, Raymond D. Jasen, the Jim Henson Foundation, Ellen Kodadek, the Laura B. Vogler Foundation, Nelson Lee / Flushing Bank, Janet T. Leow, James S. Liao, Emily Lin / Lin & Loveall Foundation, Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Frank Macchio, Materials for the Arts, William McClure / Queens College, Mets Foundation, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Jassy Z. Min, New York Chinese Chorus, Northwell Health, Carlos Ortiz, Queens Art Education Center / Arthur Liu, Queens Courier, Resorts World, Camillo Reyes, RuDance / Asian American Dance Sport Corp., Helen Shieh, Richard Siu, Curtis Smith, Mike Sperendi & Jan Schneider, Taipei Cultural Center in New York, Michael Tang, Veronica Tsang, Tai & Tony Wang / Glow Foundation, Jay Wegman, Constance Wingate, Anna Wu, Minwen Yang, Hank Yeh, Sandy Yeh, Shane Yeh, and Angela Qi Zhang. Support at $500 and up for the 2020 fiscal year is included.
We are extremely grateful to the anonymous donor who contributed a $40,000 challenge gift in honor of our 40th anniversary and inspired so much generosity in others.