Sat., April 8, 2017
Two sets 9 & 10:30 PM
$20 with advance reservation –
call (718) 398-1766; $25 at door.
Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue, at the corner of Jefferson Avenue, where Jazz: A Music of the Spirit Lives and Culture is our Weapon, continues its 21st season with the music of Resistance, Resilience and Resurgence. On Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 9 and 10:30pm, we present a tribute to the master Mongo Santamaria organized by the quintessential percussionist, Neil Clarke. His dynamic band includes trumpeter Eddie Allen, saxophonist Cleave Guyton, bassist, Donald Nicks and vibraphonist Bryan Carrott. Neil has played with all the greats including Harry Belafonte, Miriam Makeba, Randy Weston and fellow African Rhythms sidemen, Alex Blake, TK Blue and the late Benny Powell.
We continue our own eclectic festival for National Jazz and Poetry Month with another very special group featuring the music of the great Mongo Santamaria led by one of Brooklyn’s best, Baba Neil Clarke. April 7th marks the centenary of Mongo Santamaria’s arrival on this planet. He was known for developing an African Cuban sound within this music. One of his first hits was Watermelon Man by Herbie Hancock. His contribution was establishing a sustained connection between the Africans on this continent and the Africans in the Diaspora. We therefore celebrate his legacy.
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Music of the Spirit will sustain you through the challenging times we are experiencing.
Make Reservations at (718) 398-1766!