IN LOVING MEMORY: CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF VICTOR HERNANDEZ
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

IN LOVING MEMORY: CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF VICTOR HERNANDEZ

Celebrando a Victor, su alegría y su poesía 

Come and join us to Celebrate the life of Victor Hernandez. Let's honor his memory with music and good friends. 

Let's sing his poems and remember his happiness and "sus ganas de vivir". 

We all love you. 

You will always be among us like the air... la brisa armónica de tu presencia estará siempre entre nosotros. 

Victor Hernandez 

In around 1999, Victor began coming to El Taller. He would lend a hand in maintaining the space (we have around 4,000 square feet of classrooms and a gallery/performance space). He would also spend time, in the quiet of late night hours, writing poems and learning to play instruments - the harmonica, the trombone, the guitar...

One day, he shared some poems with Bernardo and his friend, and fellow musician, of many years José Valdés ( also see El Grupo). They immediately began setting the poems, that they felt were really lyrics, to music. The result of those noches de bohemia, was a project that the whole Taller got involved in. Recorded in ET's in-house studio friends lent their talents - from graphic design, photographs, articles for the press, guest musicians to the recording and mixing itself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rTMnCYmTjc

http://archivos.tallerlatino.org/taller-people-victor-hernandez-a-poet-on-the-upper-west-side/

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Raza y resistencia/RACE AND RESISTANCE
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

Raza y resistencia/RACE AND RESISTANCE

3 Days of Un-Columbus Celebrations

7:00pm Parran / Krall / Amigo

JD Parran - tenor sax / Jackson Krall - drums / Cristian Amigo - guitar

8:00pm Angelica Sanchez / Michael Formanek Duo

Angelica Sanchez - piano / Michael Formanek - bass

9:00pm AfroHorn Cinco

Francisco Mora Catlett - drums / Ahmed Abdullah - trumpet / Sam Newsome - soprano sax / Roman Diaz - percussion / Bob Stewart - tuba

Admission: $20 / $15 students, seniors

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Raza y Resistencia/RACE AND RESISTANCE
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Raza y Resistencia/RACE AND RESISTANCE

3 Days of Un-Columbus Celebrations

7:00pm Bernardo Palombo / TBA - guitar / TBA - percussion

7:30pm Ronnie Burrage Trio

Ronnie Burrage - drums / Marvin Sewell - guitar / Lonnie Plaxico - bass

8:30pm Leibson / Jimenez / Carletti

Santiago Leibson - piano / Kenneth Jimenez - bass / Juan Pablo Carletti - drums

9:30pm Fay Victor SoundNoiseFUNK

Fay Victor - voice / Joe Morris - guitar / Sam Newsome - soprano sax / Reggie Nicholson - drums

Admission: $20 / $15 students, seniors

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Raza y Resistencia/Race and Resistance
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Raza y Resistencia/Race and Resistance

3 Days of Un-Columbus Celebrations

7:00pm Poet Papoleto Melendez

7:30pm Brian Settles / Savannah Harris

Brian Settles - tenor sax / Savannah Harris - drums

8:30pm Antoine Roney Trio

Antoine Roney - sax / Kojo Roney - drums / Saadi Zain - bass

9:30pm Craig Harris

Craig Harris - trombone / Jay Rodriguez - reeds

Admission: $20 / $15 students, seniors

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MERENGUE/VODOU/JAZZ
Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

MERENGUE/VODOU/JAZZ


This event will mark the release of Dr. Paul Austerlitz’s trilogy of Round Whirled Records albums entitled Magic Triplets for Bass Clarinet: Merengue/Vodou/Jazz. Featuring the Afro-Dominican drummer, singer, and José Duluc as well as master Haitian percussionist Franck Desire, the trilogy points to an ideal space where music serves as a unifying force on the island shared by Dominican Republic and Haiti.  The concert will be followed by a panel discussion reflecting on ways to foster cultural understanding between the two countries.

$15

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Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Raza y resistencia

7:00pm Bernardo Palombo

Bernardo Palombo / TBA - guitar / TBA - percussion

7:30pm Ronnie Burrage Trio

Ronnie Burrage - drums / Marvin Sewell - guitar / Lonnie Plaxico - bass

8:30pm Leibson / Jimenez / Carletti

Santiago Leibson - piano / Kenneth Jimenez - bass / Juan Pablo Carletti - drums

9:30pm Fay Victor SoundNoiseFUNK

Fay Victor - voice / Joe Morris - guitar / Sam Newsome - soprano sax / Reggie Nicholson - drums

Admission: $20 / $15 students, seniors

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How to Use It. Opening Reception.
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

How to Use It. Opening Reception.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 6

On view:September 6 - October 5 

HOW YOU USE IT The importance of an object revolves completely around perspective. For example, when I was a kid, I would pass crammed dumpsters and see opportunities like forts, robots, rune stones, and puppets. As someone who hails from a line of tinkerers and hoarders, I’ve come to see disparate scraps as possibilities. In my work, I address just that - the possibilities of found objects and the character they’ve developed on their journey leading up to my studio. As I consider my own specific process, it becomes evident that the perception of objects changes according to the lenses from which they are viewed. In How You Use It, the selected artists have all created works that bring “the object” meaning in context. In her paintings of bowerbirds, Gigi Chen offers perspective in the inherent beauty and form of scavenged materials. As part of their mating ritual, these birds aim to create the most attractive and elaborate nest possible, bridging the gap between form and function, meticulously curating objects of all types and origins. The collaborative duo, Gentleman’s Game, uses a combination of objects in renderings and found images as major elements in their work to create a narrative. These components allow a connection with artifacts as clues to who the paintings’ subjects are, and where they sit within the fantastic world they live. Liz Pasqualo’s approach to this topic is present in her paintings of graffiti covered properties from New York City’s streets. Here, the layers of competing tags evoke the subject of ownership. That door, window, or mail slot belongs to who signed it with drips and streaks of pigment – even if only until the next owner comes along to do the same with their own moniker. Visakh Menon brings the idea of “stuff” into the new age of technology through the back alley of tactility. Menon’s glitch paintings reference the digital sphere’s imperfections and anomalies with painted, inked, and collaged elements. This calls into question how we define objects when confronted with a realm where objects are no longer exclusively tangible, and can exist as ones and zeros. In his extensive catalog of works, Steven Balogh has historically used found materials to produce allegory through a surrealist vocabulary. His method of work ties specific recognizable items that, when combined, efficiently creates his story. His dance slippers, for example, contrast the elegance of ballet with the menacing image of clustered razorblades referencing the pain and sacrifice that makes a dancer’s gracefulness possible.

The connection between living and inanimate things is a relationship that spans entire lifetimes. As this connection evolves, so does our perspective. These objects become fundamental details in our daily lives and earn a soul. They are endowed with meaning and, more importantly, grow into vessels through which to speak their individual voice. -Aaron Schraeter Artist/Curator

 

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GRUPO LOS SANTOS LIVE @ EL TALLER
Aug
21
7:00 PM19:00

GRUPO LOS SANTOS LIVE @ EL TALLER

Grupo los Santos returns to El Taller after a long hiatus to workshop some new material and revisit some recent favorites. GLS has been together for 19 years, developing a strong following and individual sound, with a patented blend of Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Flamenco and NYC Jazz influences; creating unique, original rumba, samba and funky acoustic music. Drawing from the traditional/folkloric music of the Americas, played with an open and spontaneous jazz sensibility, the band cuts an atypical profile in New York’s Jazz and Latin Jazz scenes. The band’s love and individual deep study of these musical traditions has born great fruit, both compositionally and in performance and execution. The sound is coherent, focused and intelligent, the music is both classic and forward-looking at the same time, and the expression is original, soulful, high-energy and transcendent of idiom. Los Santos have performed in Europe, Cuba and throughout the U.S., worked and recorded with some of the greats of Cuban music, and have developed a strong following in the United States. GLS got its start playing regularly at El Taller in the late '90's and early 2000's, and they greatly look forward to this return concert.

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The Cancer Fighters Inc.
Aug
4
6:00 PM18:00

The Cancer Fighters Inc.

The Cancer Fighters Inc. brings you: #Jazz, #Poesía y más.
Mission Statement: We as survivors and artists hold functions throughout the Tri-state Area to #raise #founds and #help families and their loved ones going through adversity with #cancer. 
With the participation of:
Fernardo Bernierd (President and Promoter)
Esther Pagan (Inspirational Performer/Writer/Artist/ Body Worker)
Unico Bermúdez (Fine Artist)
Javier Vega (Assistant Coordinator)
Gladys Mercado (In House Jazz Singer)
Jesús Dela Cruz (Pianist/Actor/Model)
Shoova Shivani (International Actor-Performer)
Celin Zapata La Leyenda Hondureña (International Arm Wrestler 12 Time Gold Champion/ Boxer-International Model)
Castro Gambino (Singers and Performers)
Edwin Vásquez (Singer/Song writer/Composer/Vocal Trumpeter/Percussionist/Artist?Gypsy Soul Pioneer.
#Causes #Donate #Fundraising

$20 EIP
Must RSVP
Contact:
Fernardo Bernierd 917-324-8867
Unico Bermúdez 407-459-5247

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