Since the 1940s, the Apollo Theater has served as an important venue for Latin music, bringing African American and Latin communities and their musical traditions together creating a platform for innovation. Join multi-Grammy-nominated drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, and educator Bobby Sanabria and his critically acclaimed 19 piece orchestra for a musical journey through the big band Latin traditions that have fused and flourished with jazz at the Apollo. From mambo, bolero to son montuno, cha-cha-cha, bossa nova, bomba and beyond this special lecture/concert will cover the past, present and future of the genre. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment and in collaboration with the Apollo Theater.
Reception to follow.Museum of the City of New York1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd StreetNew York, NY firstname.lastname@example.org E-mailReservations recommended; $5 general admission.For more information please call 917-492-3395.