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Gnosis: David Virelles, Román Díaz at Music Gallery – Nov 27+28
Fri Nov 27, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - Sat Nov 28, 2015 @ 11:00 pm
The Music Gallery, Arraymusic and Lula Music & Arts present
DAVID VIRELLES: GNOSIS featuring Román Díaz
As announced in August by David V:
I’m pleased to invite you to the world premier of my chamber piece Gnosis in Toronto, on November 27 and 28 at the Music Gallery, featuring Master percussionist Roman Diaz, and a group of Toronto – Cuba’s finest musicians including Jorge Luis Papiosco, Reimundo Sosa, Magdelys Sav and Amhed Mitchel.
As far as I know, it’s the first piece of this kind that features prominently the Abakuá drums, even though it is known that several important 20th century Cuban composers studied these rhythms and incorporated some of this language in their music.
I really hope you can join us. Román has visited Toronto before with Yoruba Andabo featuring the legendary Merceditas Valdés, and later participated in the very memorable Art of Jazz Festival curated by our friend Jane Bunnett. This will be a unique opportunity to catch this masterful musician and embassador of Afro – Cuban culture. I play a first set solo piano featuring my Cuban piano pieces collection Èfé.
Friday & Saturday November 27-28
Doors: 7pm | Concert: 8pm
The Music Gallery, 197 John St.
Tickets: $30 Regular | $20 members | $15 students | $25 Advance