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Grupo Miguelito

February 20, marks the Taller debut of singer /songwriter Michael La Morte's combo "Grupo Miguelito". Consisting of core members Jason Fratichelli (contra bajo), Guy Finley (guitar/timbali's), Eddie Zweibak (bongos/percussion) and Michael on guitar and cuatro, the group hits a mark somewhere between the bolero/flamenco stylings of mid 1970's Jose Feliciano and the modern energy of Manu Chau. The songs, some in Spanish and some in English, are rooted in a folkloric background with topics of devotion and struggle at the forefront, while others like "Sr. Marti", (an homage to famed Cuban poet Jose Marti) are festive as well as thought provoking.

For this special event Michael also takes advantage his diverse group of friends in the local music community and welcomes guests Tom Aldrich (accordionist of the Four Bags), Claudia Chopek (violinist for Baby Steps, Frank Bango) and Don de Palo (drummer for the Hypertonics) who will join Grupo Miguelito for a night that promises to be as alive, as the words sung!

Earlier Event: January 23
Afro-Cu-Bar -- ¡Descarga II!"
Later Event: February 21
Marta Gómez