Dancing Bridges

Saturday, November 4 at 4 PM

St. John’s Church

1 Roanoke Ave., Jamaica Plain, MA

Sunday, November 5 at 4 PM

Church of the Covenant

67 Newbury St., Boston, MA

Join us for a rousing and unique afternoon of pulsating dances and virtuosic performances as the accomplished musicians of Rumbarroco swing and groove their way through the African diaspora in Latin America. 

In these concerts, Rumbarroco focuses on the intercultural fusion between musical traditions, including early European music of the Renaissance and Baroque and its confluence with African, Amerindian, and Latin-American genres. Our multicultural ensemble of world-class musicians converses in Renaissance, Baroque, and Afro-Latin music from Iberia and Latin America. The ensemble showcases the connection and parallels between Spanish and Portuguese music of the past and Latin America’s indigenous, African, and contemporary popular and folk music. 

Rumbarroco will share its Latin-Baroque sound with the audience: Dominican merengues, Spanish recercadas, and Puerto Rican plenas blend into a toe-tapping whole that teaches the audience about these rich styles and cultures.

Besides the early composers Murcia, Narváez, Ortiz, and Velázquez, the music will feature examples of Venezuelan Joropo and Mexican son styles, especially in the selections La Lloroncita and Fandanguito. Prepare to be shaken and stirred by this lively performance. 

“Rumbarroco bridges Early Music and Latin rhythms delightfully.”  South Florida Classical Review 

Adriana Ruiz, soprano
Daniela Tosic, mezzo-soprano
Fausto Miro, tenor
Julia Connor, violin
Eduardo Betancourt, harp & percussion
Salome Sandoval, Guitars
Laury Gutierrez, viola da gamba & Venezuelan Cuatro
Juan Sebastian Sanchez, percussion

Tickets: $35 Reserved; $20 General entrance; $5 Low income
For more information call us at 617-461-6973 or write to ladonna@ladm.org