A new generation of African Americans pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. and his contemporaries. In this tribute, Berklee alumni Desmond Scaife Jr. alongside Tonina will present new compositions inspired by the spirit and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, the Civil Rights Movement, and other African American griots that helped to inspire and change the world. This special concert will showcase a new generation of African American artists as they prepare to take back the reigns of their music, history, and culture and begin to once again motivate the masses for decades to come.
Federico García Lorca is the most important Spanish poet of the 20th century. Having great influence around the world, his work has had significant relevance in the American culture. For the first time, students from the prestigious Berklee College of Music will set some of his poems to music, and some of them will be performed in this concert. In addition, artists Emilio Aragón and Alba Molina will interpret new and unpublished songs composed to some of Lorca's writings.
Casa Limón / IMG Gala presents the new record label IMG RECORDS, a joint venture between Casa Limón and IMG Artists. In collaboration with the Consulate General of Spain in New York, the Gala will showcase different artists that will perform during the Casa Limón NY Week, such as the The Paco de Lucía’s Project, Tonina, Nella, Shilpa Ananth, Desmond Scaife Jr. and the Original Quartet.
7pm - Norwood Club, 241 W 14th St, N New York, NY 10011. By invitation only