World Music Institute presents Gerardo Contino – Cuba to Brooklyn!Saturday, May 11, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Gritty, witty and streetwise, the Havana-born Gerardo Contino sings timba—a progressive, raucous style of salsa. He’ll perform original work and classics from his new CD, with special guests, vocalist Xiomara Laugart and percussionist Luisito Quintero. Be prepared to participate! This former lead singer of the Cuban mega-group NG La Banda is a party onstage: he loves to improvise, to pull the audience into call & response, and to provoke fans into hip-shaking abandon.
Tickets $25/ WMI Friends $20
Or call 212-545-7536
Part of WMI’s WORLD TO BROOKLYN series at Roulette:
Danceable concerts with pre-show dance lessons & dj’ed after-parties, featuring vibrant artists in a festive, social atmosphere
Dance lessons 7:30; Show 8:00pm; party until midnight; Cash bar.
Dance floor/ standing room on main level; seating available upstairs.
Other upcoming shows:
Dec 8 – Haiti to Brooklyn with CaRiMi
Feb 23 – Brazil to Brooklyn with Liliana Araujo
May 11 – Cuba to Brooklyn with Gerardo Contino