A day declared an official, annual celebration by Mayor Bloomberg, Immigrant Heritage Week is a unique celebration of the vibrant immigrant cultures, history, and communities found in every corner of the City.
El Taller Latino Americano is proud to participate in this year's celebration by presenting La Cancion del Inmigrante (the song of the immigrant), a song written by El Taller's Founder and Artisitc Director, Bernardo Palombo, 13 years ago as a tribute to immigrants and the immigrant nature of this country: "inmigrantes somos tu y yo y toda esta nacion", "you and I are immigrants, and so is this whole nation."
At 4pm there will be a recording and filming of La Cancion del Inmigrante performed by local musicians. The community is invited to come to sing and be a part of this historical event. The day will close with a concert featuring the Julio Santillan Trio, with composer/guitarist Julio Santillan, Italian bassist Daniele Camarda, and Quintito Cinalli on percusión.
Julio A. Santillán is a composer and guitarist from Tucumán, Argentina. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA) and is the reciepient of numerous awards: the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, the Arif Mardin Award, ASCAPlus Award, among others. Daniele Camarda and Quntito Cinalli are world class musicians who have performed with the likes of Pedro Aznar, Mercedes Sosa and Lionel Loueke.
Learn more about Julio Santillan at www.juliosantillan or on My Space
"A striking combination of jazz sensibility applied to Argentinean folk rhythms."
Boston Herald"Passion in music is always good; passion shaped by elegant concepts is even better."
The Village Voice