Boro-Linc Queens: La Casita
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Lincoln Center's Boro-Linc presents Sergio Satélite and Cary Goldberg, Eva Salina and Peter Stan and Conjunto Guantanamo as part of its La Casita Series.
An impressive lineup of artist-activists convene to explore the far-reaching social, political, and expressive powers of oral and visual tradition. Here, wordsmiths share the stage with musicians and dancers to uncover how poetry, song, movement, and storytelling can unleash personal truths, construct identity, and fundamentally alter historic narratives.
Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Chairs are not provided; audiences are encouraged to bring their own blankets or chairs.
Don’t miss the Community Resource Fair starting 30 minutes before each event! Stop by to learn more about the cultural organizations and serivce providers in the neighborhood.
Rain location: Jamaica Performing Arts Center 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
MC: Sergio Satélite
Sergio G. Satélite moved from Santo Domingo to New York City in his teens. While learning the art of being undocumented, he was a Calvinist preacher, a practicing mime, a practical eunuch, a factory worker, an analytic philosophy student, and a Spanish interpreter.
At their best, his poems speak with intelligence, absurdist humor, and an almost ridiculous, near-adolescent dose of honesty about romance, self-worth, anxiety, social status, immigration trauma, dead gods, and the ability to dream up some sort of credible faith in oneself, while inhabiting a highly competitive and fairly toxic world. We could say his poems explore capitalism from the inside, but that would sound too pretentious. Sergio has performed at the Arlo Hotel SoHo, was a featured performer at the 2nd Annual Queens Lit Fest for InspiredWordNYC, and performs regularly for the Bowery Poetry Club's PoetNY. He has a black cat named Mushka, and she has him.
Eva Salina and Peter Stan (Balkan Music)
Eva Salina is a renowned singer, interpreter, and teacher of traditional and traditionally based Balkan music. Nurtured through years of mentorship by some of the greatest living Balkan musicians, Eva has devoted her life to the longevity and evolution of Eastern European musical traditions. Eva’s rich, supple voice moves effortlessly through the intricate and demanding expression inherent in Romani songs, intertwining vintage pop sounds with her singular interpretations.
Peter “Perica” Stan is a Serbian/Romanian Romani accordionist known equally for his playfulness and innovation as he is for his undeniably soulful, intuitive improvisations. Thirty years working as a freelance musician in New York City have broadened the spectrum of his musical influences far beyond his direct cultural heritage, surprising listeners with what he will coax out of his instrument, what story he will weave—each song different, every time.
Together, Eva and Peter draw on a strong musical friendship, the diversity of their creative professional experiences, and their shared love of Balkan Romani music, creating a welcoming space where joy and sorrow seamlessly coexist. In their performance, mournful ballads nestle gently among songs of celebration, bringing the listener on a journey that encapsulates both the beauty and the complexity of daily life.
Conjunto Guantánamo (Traditional Cuban)
Playing authentic traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms like son montuno, cha-cha-cha, mambo, and rumba with contemporary energy, Conjunto Guantánamo’s performances get audiences off their feet and bursting into dance. They can seamlessly transition into extended experimental descargas, a type of Afro-Cuban improvisational jam session using musical motifs straight from the streets of Havana and Matanzas, infusing the beats with modern-day timba that invoke the spirit of New York City. They have performed in numerous venues, including the Museum of Modern Art, Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center, the Waldorf Astoria’s main ballroom, the Schomburg Center, the Lowell Folk Festival, and many more.
Having played for all types of audiences, their performances are educational and informative, offering young and old insight into how this widely influential genre took form. During performances, the musicians explain the history of each instrument as well as the different rhythms and their origins. The audience take home not just the sound of Conjunto Guantánamo, but an understanding of the type of music they play.
Generous support facilitated by The Honorable City Council Member I. Daneek Miller
Lead Corporate Support is provided by Time Warner
Additional Corporate Support is provided by DISNEY
Rufus King Manor
150-03 Jamaica Avenue
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