[Spanglish Fly] "Spectacular, raucous musicianship -- a very high quality of musicianship." - World Music Daily
[Frank London/Klezmatics] "the layering of cultures helps make it a compelling and eminently entertaining work of musical theater." - NYTIMES
SAT | APR 6 | 7 PM (DANCE LESSONS) & 8 PM (CONCERT)
Tickets: $16/$10 Members & Students/FREE for TeensThe Concert is SOLDOUT
ABOUT SPANGLISH FLY
Mariella Price, Paloma Muñoz, Jessenia Cuesta, vocals
Rafael Gomez, bass
Matt Thomas, tenor sax
Manuel Garcia Orozco, guitar, bass, vocals
Arei Sekiguchi, timbales
Dylan Blanchard, congas
Kenny Bruno, keyboard, piano
Teddy Acosta, percussion
Edwin “Machuco” Estremera, percussion, vocals
Stefan Zeniuk, bari sax
Paula Winter, percussion
Rich Robles, bass
Jonathan Goldman, leader, trumpet
Spanglish Fly is part band, part celebration: 11 musicians igniting a party that quickly spreads to the audience. They have been hailed as the premier band of the Latin boogaloo revival,"single-handedly reviving sixties bugalú in NYC" (NBC New York). Boogaloo! that mix of Latin and soul/R&B music that emerged from the clubs, the street corners, the transistor radios and the pool halls of 1960s Spanish Harlem, a/k/a "El Barrio"–an irresistible hybrid that blends Afro-Caribbean rhythms with the fervor, the feeling, and the harmonics of 60s-era soul. SPANGLISH FLY "roars through covers, originals, and transformations of previously untouched soul hits" (Village Voice), paying homage to the boogaloo genre while refreshing it for a new generation. All this is in evidence on their new album, "Ay Que Boogaloo" (Chaco World Music). As Latin great Bobby Sanabria says, "With creative song writing, arranging, and great musicianship, Spanglish Fly has reaffirmed the genre’s worth."
ABOUT MINI-KLEZMER ALL-STARS
Frank London (trumpet) is a Grammy-award winner and co-founder of the Klezmatics. His Yiddish-opera-in-a-Cuban-nightclub Hatuey Memory of Fire (with Elise Thoron) premiered at Peak Performances in New York and La Opera de la Calle in Havana. His multi-art spectacle Salomé, Woman of Valor (with Adeena Karasick) has been performed internationally at Festivals of Jewish Culture in Vancouver, Toronto and Boston. The Glass House Orchestra recording, Jewish Music from Astro-Hungary, was nominated for three German Kritiks’ Best-of-Year 2017 awards. He has worked with John Zorn, Karen O, Itzhak Perlman, Pink Floyd, LL Cool J, Mel Tormé, Lester Bowie, LaMonte Young, They Might Be Giants, David Byrne and Robert Wilson, Jane Siberry, Ben Folds 5; is featured on over 400 CDs; and has been featured on HBO’s Sex And The City.
Christina Crowder (accordion): Christina has been performing and researching Jewish music for over twenty years, beginning in Budapest, Hungary in 1993, continuing with a Fulbright grant to Romania to document Jewish music in 1999, and since 2002 with an active research, teaching, and performing career in the US. She has been a guest instructor in klezmer accordion and ensemble performance in the US, Canada, and Europe, and will be both musical director and performer in the 2019 Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of the Broadway play “Indecent.”
David Licht (drums): "Percussion Painting & Plaster”. A lifelong tradesman, Licht is a founding member of the Klezmatics & legendary bands Shockabilly & Bongwater. David Licht has been collaborating with Frank London since 1985!
Matt Darriau (sax & clarinet): His music is informed by his long-standing commitment to jazz, klezmer, Balkan and Celtic idioms. In addition to his work with the grammy winning Klezmatics, he leads his own Balkan rhythm quartet, Paradox Trio, which regularly performs in the US and abroad.
Eve Jochnowitz (dance leader): Dr. Eve Jochnowitz, Yiddish instructor at the Workmen’s Circle and the YIVO institute, is a lecturer in Jewish Culinary History at Living Traditions Klezkamp. She has taught Yiddish dance both in the United States and abroad and lectured on the body in Jewish tradition, religion, and ritual as well as in Yiddish performance and popular culture. Ms Jochnowitz is the Chocolate Lady.
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, Paul A. Vallone, and Jimmy Van Bramer; and the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation.
Support for our programs is also provided by Atlantic Philanthropies Director/Employee Designated Gift Program, Cathay Bank, Michael Cheng / Epos Development, Chinese Overseas University, Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou / New York Institute of Culture and the Arts, Con Edison, Crossings TV, Heidi & Jonathan Davis, Exploring the Metropolis, Steven Facey, Kuang-Yu Fong / Chinese Theatre Works, Barbara Garii, The Glow Foundation, Heather Harrison, Raymond D. Jasen, Jim Henson Foundation, Keith Haring Foundation, Ellen Kodadek, Kenneth Koranyi, Nelson Lee / Flushing Bank, Law Offices of Vincent Toomey, James S. Liao, Emily Lin / Lin & Loveall Foundation, Linden Arts Fund for Children, Anita Liu, Louis Armstrong Education Foundation, Lyell Korea, Materials for the Arts, William McClure, NYC & Company Foundation, New York Community Bank Foundation, Northwell Health, Queens Art Education Center / Arthur Liu, Queens College, Queens Courier, Georgiana Reese-Benatti, RuDance / Asian American Dance Sport Corp., Mike Sperendi & Jan Schneider, Vincent Toomey, Mei Ya Tsai, Veronica Tsang, Claire Shulman, Tai & Tony Wang / WAC Lighting, Jay Wegman, Jonathan White, Edwina & Eldwin Wong, Minwen Yang, Hank Yeh, and gifts made in loving memory of Amal Hussain and Irene and Maxwell Seligman.