On Saturday, August 14th there will be a remarkable performance of “La Raza Latina – A Salsa Suite” at Lincoln Center in New York City. Conducted by Larry Harlow with a 40-piece orchestra, Rubén Blades reprising his historic role, and Cuban singer Adonis Puentes. It may be the main event of a highly musical summer at this year's free outdoor Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival.
Also, that morning, Larry Harlow will be signing autographs of the new remastered “La Raza Latina – A Salsa Suite” from 11:00 to 12:00 at the Borders store in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle (NYC).
Here are some pictures from La Raza Latina rehearsal. Everybody is getting very excited about the show.
Pianist LARRY HARLOW's 1977 album La Raza Latina was a Salsa Masterpiece well ahead of its time. "Thirty-three years ago, I set out to musically tell the story of Latin music, said Larry Harlow. It began in Africa and then moved to Cuba and the Caribbean and then onto to Puerto Rico before landing in New York in the 1950s. I also took a stab at what the future might hold. "
"I'm extremely proud of this piece of music and believe its one of the best pieces of I ever created”, said Harlow, “and today I'm thrilled to finally be performing it live with this orchestra and Ruben Blades. It's the first time to ever be played live."
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