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35 Years Taller Presents:
Martín De León


Friday, May 2
Time: 8pm

Tickets: $20


Karl Berger El Taller Latino Americano is proud to present Martín De León, as part of our 35th Anniversary celebration - 35 Years Taller. The acclaimed singer arrives to share an evening of Tango and New Songs, to support El Taller, where he made his NYC debut.

"Argentine tenor Martin De León has quite simply one of the finest voices I have ever heard for Tango and Latin American popular music." Joseph McLellan, The Washington Post.



Celebrated throughout Latin America, De León has been called the "Pavarotti of Tango," and most recently performed with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ecuador. Well known for his multifaceted interpretation of the Tango, which reaches deep within his soul and roots, De León incorporates new composers with fresh perspectives while honoring the classics he admires and respects. León has performed all over the world. Nationally, he has appeared in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to the Houston Astrodome.

For more information on Martín De León, please visit his page.

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35 Years Taller Presents:
Leo Genovese & The Tribe


Saturday, April 26
Time: 8pm

Tickets: $10


Karl Berger El Taller Latino Americano is proud to present Leo Genovese & The Tribe, as part of our 35th Anniversary celebration - 35 Years Taller. From the mythical town of El Venado Tuerto in the Argentinian Pampas comes Leo Genovese, a daring instrumentalist and composer who boldly traverses the lesser-known corners of the musical landscape, moving effortlessly between the melodic and chromatic. On April 26, he will perform with "La Tropilla de Forasteros" (Tribe of Legal Aliens), four different groups of diversely-talented, classically-trained musicians. Together, they will explore the wide-ranging traditions of Jazz, World and Latin music.



For more information on Leo Genovese and his musical experiments, please visit his page.

Purchase tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets and support El Taller and the 35th Anniversary Celebrations.



35 Years Taller Presents:
Karl Berger's Improvisers Orchestra


Saturday, April 19
Time: 7:30pm

Tickets: $20


Karl Berger El Taller Latino Americano is proud to present Karl Berger and his Improviser's Orchestra, as part of our 35th Anniversary celebration - 35 Years Taller. Jazz great Karl Berger returns to El Taller, where he will explore world music along with his Improvisational Orchestra of 20+ professional string, horn, and percussion soloists. Using his "Music Mind" concept, Karl will conduct this extraordinary group of improvising cohorts as they explore original and spontaneous themes, melodies from the world's folk traditions and compositions written by such legendary improvisers as Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, and the trademarks vocalization and poetry of Ingrid Sertso.

For more information on Karl Berger, his orchestra, and his other musical projects, please visit www.creativemusicfoundation.org.

Purchase tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets and support El Taller and the 35th Anniversary Celebrations.



35 Years Taller Presents:
The Hmong American Writers' Circle


Friday, April 18
Time: 7pm

Tickets: $5


Karl Berger El Taller Latino Americano is proud to present The Hmong American Writers Circle (HAWC), as part of our 35th Anniversary celebration - 35 Years Taller. The evening will feature poems and prose from members of HAWC: Andre Yang, Mai Der Vang, Ying Thao and Anthony Cody and coincides with the writing collectives 10 year anniversary. The reading will explore exile, religion, war and identity within the Hmong community and from the emerging voices of the participants.

Founded in 2004, HAWC serves as a forum to discover and foster creative writing within the Hmong community. HAWC's efforts and achievements have been geared toward the creation of a visible body of Hmong American literature and the establishment of a Hmong literary culture. These efforts recently culminated in the first Hmong American literary anthology "How Do I Begin?", which California Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera noted as, "one of the finest collections of creative writing in decades."

For more information on the Hmong American Writers' Circle, please visit www.hmongwriters.org.

To purchase "How Do I Begin?: A Hmong American Literary Anthology", please visit Heyday Books.

Purchase tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets and support El Taller and the 35th Anniversary Celebrations.



35 Years Taller Presents:
The Dao of New York, Hosted by Eric Darton


Saturday, April 12
Time: 8pm

Tickets: $9


Karl Berger El Taller Latino Americano is proud to present The Dao of New York, hosted by Eric Darton, as part of our 35th Anniversary celebration - 35 Years Taller. Do great cities have a "Dao" -- a way, a method or a rule of life that allows them to support and nourish the lives of their inhabitants? And if so, what is the Dao of New York? Eric Darton, an author and cultural historian, will explore that and other topics and discuss how to use a Daoist perspective in order to survive and thrive as a writer, performer and artist in New York City.

Come prepared to experience something real and mysterious shift within your sense of yourself and your city.

Eric Darton is a native New Yorker and cultural historian whose books include Divided We Stand: A Biography of New York's World Trade Center (Basic Books, 1999, 2011), and Free City, a novel, (WW Norton, 1996). The final two books of his five-volume cultural memoir Notes of a New York Son, 1995-2007 were published in November, 2013. He teaches at several colleges including the Harry Van Arsdale Center for Labor Studies and is a (happily) perennial student at El Taller.

For more information on Eric Darton please visit www.ericdarton.net.

Purchase tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets and support El Taller and the 35th Anniversary Celebrations.



35 Years Taller Presents:
Inténtalo Carito - "Afta Cuando?"


Friday, April 4
Time: 8pm

Tickets: $20


Karl Berger El Taller Latino Americano is excited to present Inténtalo Carito, as part of our 35th Anniversary celebration - 35 Years Taller. With more than 6 million YouTube views of their viral song "Qué difícil es hablar el español," Colombian brothers Juan Andrés Ospina and Nicolás Ospina present "Afta Cuando?", a humorous musical show that has garnered global attention from media and fans.

Juan Andrés Ospina and Nicolás Ospina are Colombian pianists, composers, producers and arrangers, who also happen to be brothers. In 2011 they collaborated to compose a song for a cousin's wedding, and the success was such among close friends that they decided to compose a new song with a similar vibe and upload it to YouTube. The song, "Qué difícil es hablar el español", instantly became a viral phenomenon. With over 6 million views, the song continues to resonate with audiences throughout the world. Following the success of the song they decided to form Inténtalo Carito, a duo where they combine ingenious lyrics turning around daily life issues with a series of vocal and instrumental abilities. "Qué difícil es hablar el español" on YouTube.

For more information on Inténtalo Carito please visit http://intentalocarito.com/.

Purchase tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets and support El Taller and the 35th Anniversary Celebrations.



35 Years Taller presents:
Valerie Naranjo (with special guest Ichitey James)


Friday, March 28
Time: 8pm

Tickets: $20


Valerie Naranjo El Taller Latino Americano is pleased to present Valerie Naranjo with special guest Ichitey James, as part of our 35th Anniversary celebration - 35 Years Taller. The event is very special for El Taller, as Valerie will be the first recipient of the Chaski Award during the series for her work in music and 'changing the course of musical history in Africa."

Valerie Naranjo is known for her pioneering efforts in West African music, and one of only two non-West Africans to win the Ghanian Kobine Festival gyil competition. She plays percussion for NBC's Saturday Night Live band, and Broadway's The Lion King, and has performed on six continents solo, with The Philip Glass Ensemble, David Byrne, The Paul Winter Consort, Zakir Hussein, and others. She compiled the published transcriptions "West African Music for the Marimba Soloist", "Joro" a series of works for Gyil and Orchestra, and 12 CDs. She teaches Lobi/Brifo Percussion at NYU, and The Manhattan School of Music, and was named Drum! Magazine's "World Percussionist of the Year" 2003 and 2008, and "Mallet player of the Year" 2012. Max Salazar, Latin Beat Magazine, "She is living evidence that women today can be all that they want to be."

Ichitey James will be joining Valerie for the evening. From the Lobi/Brifo Nation in northern Ghana, a master percussionist, he owns the Lobi/Brifo Gyil Center gyil student and construction at Accra's National Council for the Arts.

For more information on Valerie Naranjo please visit www.mandaramusic.com.

Purchase tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets and support El Taller and the 35th Anniversary Celebrations.



35 Years Taller presents:
Perry Robinson


Saturday, March 22
Time: 8pm

Tickets: $20


Perry Robinson El Taller Latino Americano is pleased to present Perry Robinson, as part of our 35th Anniversary celebration — 35 Years Taller. Perry is an American Jazz clarinetist and composer. For over four decades, Perry Robinson has been the sui generis master of the clarinet in jazz, folk and avant-garde music. During his career he has performed with Charlie Haden, Paul Motian, as well as Dave Brubeck.

For more information on Perry Robinson please visit him on Facebook.

Purchase tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets and support El Taller and the 35th Anniversary Celebrations.



35 Years Taller presents:
Hecho a Mano - An Evening of Migrating Songs honoring El Taller by Ruben Gonzalez


Friday, March 14
Time: 8pm

Tickets: $20


Ruben Gonzalez El Taller Latino Americano is pleased to present Ruben Gonzalez, as part of our 35th Anniversary celebration - 35 Years Taller.

The evening will be a border-crossing experience through music and words with original compositions and standards migrating back and forth between politics and poetry, South and North America, pain and humor. A true musical and political journey at and for the world famous Taller Latino Americano. Rock and roll, tango and tonada cuyana are part of the migrating songs collection.

Guests include renown multi-instrumentalist, choir director and peñero Guillermo Vaisman, violinist Sergio Reyes, members of electro tango group Amapola Dry, Uptown MusicVerse Collective, and from the new generation, Natalio Gonzalez. Bernardo Palombo, El Taller founder and Artistic Director, will perform his Tonada a Dos Aguas as well.

For more information on Ruben Gonzalez please visit www.rubengonzalez.info.

Purchase tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets and support El Taller and the 35th Anniversary Celebrations.



35 Years Taller presents:
Jim Scott


Friday, March 7
Time: 8pm

Tickets: $20


Jim Scott El Taller Latino Americano is pleased to present Jim Scott, as part of our 35th Anniversary celebration - 35 Years Taller.

Jim brings a warmth and authenticity that turns any size audience into an intimate gathering. With lyrical melodies, well-crafted words, guitar mastery and humorous surprises, he invites all to get involved with the songs and ideals he raises. Honed through his years with the Paul Winter Consort and his world travels as a soloist, Jim's enchanting manner and conviction moved folk legend Pete Seeger to call him "Some kind of magician."

For more information on Jim Scott please visit www.jimscottmusic.com.

Purchase tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets and support El Taller and the 35th Anniversary Celebrations.



35 Years Taller presents:
Hudson Valley Sally (with special guests Bernardo Palombo and Sonia De Los Santos)


Saturday, March 1
Time: 8pm

Tickets: $25


Hudson Valley Sally El Taller Latino Americano is pleased to present Hudson Valley Sally, as part of our 35th Anniversary celebration - 35 Years Taller.

Along with Hudson Valley Sally's repertoire of old and new American activist songs, this concert will feature our growing ties to Latin American music as special guests Bernardo Palombo and Sonia De Los Santos join us.

For more information on Hudson Valley Sally please visit www.hudsonvalleysally.com.

Purchase tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets and support El Taller and the 35th Anniversary Celebrations.



"Buenos Aires Trip" by Adriana Nano


Friday February 7
Time: 8pm

Tickets: $10


Adriana Nano El Taller is proud to present the performance "Buenos Aires Trip" by Adriana Nano.

Nano is a musician and architect from Buenos Aires. She will give a multi-media performance with guitar, singing and video.

For the first half of the concert Nano will feature songs focused on personal stories with folk beats from Argentina. The second half will have sounds derived from tango and is dedicated to Buenos Aires. Join us for Nano's aural, visual and personal tour of Buenos Aires.



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