February 20, 9:30pm
February 21, 2015, 7:00pm
Jazz at Lincoln Center
The Appel Room
Broadway at 60th St., 5th floor
“Cinqué – Music of the Caribbean”: “This is my largest musical work to date,” exclaims the Cuban composer and piano virtuoso. “I have been integrating the roots of the Cuban Congolese tradition that I grew up with as a child into my music, with my training in classical music and also with my inspiration and interest in the entire Caribbean Diaspora. Since I come from a Congolese area (the Tambor Yuka community of Cuba), I wanted to explore all of those traditions in a much broader way.