Elio Villafranca Album Launch – Cinque
Hailing from Cuba via New York, Grammy-nominated pianist/composer Elio Villafranca returns to Australia to launch his latest and most ambitious project to date, Cinque. The album has just received a glowing 4.5 stars review from Downbeat Magazine with Villafranca named in the Downbeat Critic’s Poll as one of the Rising Stars of 2018.
This exceptional body of work is Inspired by the story Joseph Cinque who, in 1839, led a successful revolt aboard the slave ship La Amistad. The five-movement suite combines jazz, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, powerful narration and song to tell stories of rebellion and determination in the pursuit of freedom. This performance will give Australian audiences a unique opportunity to hear and see two nearly extinct music forms: Tambor Yuka and Gangá.
What: Cinque – Music of the Caribbean by Elio Villafranca
When: Wed, September 12, 2018 @8:00 PM
Where: Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s Eternity Playhouse
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