"Dame dame dame, que te voy a dar
... una guayabita de mi guayabal."
Tribute to Rafael Hernández
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2010
BOBBY SANABRIA AND THE MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC
AFRO-CUBAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA PRESENT A TRIBUTE HONORING
Rafaél Hernández (1892–1965) Bobby Sanabria and the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra will pay tribute to Puerto Rico’s greatest composer, Maestro Rafaél Hernández, whose works include such masterpieces as Preciosa and Lamento Borincano and who made history as a trumpeter with bandleader James Reese Europe’s 369th Regiment Harlem Hell Fighters band during World War I.
October 22 / 7:30 PM / Borden Auditorium, Manhattan School of Music
120 Claremont Avenue
(Broadway and W. 122nd St.)
All tickets $5
For tickets call 917-493-4428
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Walking Tour — "De un pajáro las dos alas"*: 19th Century Caribbean Political Exiles and Revolutionaries • During the latter part of the 19th century, New York City was a key center of political activities for revolutionaries and exiles from Cuba and Puerto Rico. Dr. Ramón E. Betances, Eugenio María de Hostos and José Martí lived and worked in New York as leaders of the independence movements. Joining them were other important political figures, intellectuals and artists from those two Caribbean countries. In the 1880’s and 90’s, this vibrant community of political émigrés was enhanced by the arrival of the tabaqueros , the tobacco workers. This tour will visit the sites where Cuban and Puerto Rican revolutionaries lived, met and shared their struggles for independence from Spanish colonial domination. Although few of the buildings still exist, we will walk through the neighborhoods and reconstruct history through pictures and stories. The tour has been prepared and will be guided by Elena Martínez, a staff folklorist at City Lore, and Orlando José Hernández, a professor of Humanities at Hostos Community College-CUNY.
Saturday October 9th and 23rd, 11:00 am — 1:00 pm Price : $12; $8 students, seniors, City Lore members Meeting place : Broadway/Houston subway (F, M, 6). Meet at corner of Houston Street and Broadway, sw corner For more information or to make reservations : 212.529.1955 x306 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Reservations are required. This event is sponsored by City Lore in collaboration with the Center for Puerto Rican Studies.
*This is a line of poetry from Lola Rodríguez de Tio, who was an activist in exile here in the 1890’s.