October 15, 2013
BMI Presents Hola Fall!, an Evening of Latin Rhythms at Rockwood Music Hall
Gregorio Uribe, Los Hacheros, Flor de Toloache & Darling Del Oeste to Perform
WHAT: BMI Presents at Rockwood Music Hall, an exciting showcase featuring up-and-coming singer-songwriters from all genres. This event is designed to expose BMI singer-songwriters to the public and the music industry through an intimate showcase. Admission is free.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Show begins at 8:45 p.m.
WHERE: Rockwood Music Hall – Stage 2 (196 Allen Street, NY 10002)
WHY: BMI Presents at Rockwood Music Hall offers bourgeoning performers an opportunity to showcase their talents and underscores BMI’s commitment to supporting its songwriters. As an initial point of contact for burgeoning artists, BMI serves as a fundamental bridge, connecting promising talent with industry decision-makers, as well as invaluable opportunities, including performance slots on stages at SXSW, the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Lollapalooza and more.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:
Colombian big band leader Gregorio Uribe is one of the most outstanding artists in New York City’s Latin music scene. He has been named one of the “100 Most Outstanding Colombians Living Abroad” in a list that includes Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez, superstar Shakira and actress Sofía Vergara. Gregorio earned his Summa Cum Laude degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he was deeply influenced by jazz. His time there inspired him to create a very unique project, The Gregorio Uribe Big Band, a 16-piece musical experience that blends Afro-Colombian rhythms with funk grooves and powerful big band arrangements.He has performed next to GRAMMY winners Rubén Blades and Carlos Vives and has taken his music to world-renowned stages such as The Kennedy Center and the Blue Note Jazz Club.
A band of only five musicians, Los Hacheros manage to sound like a conjunto of 12. Eddie Venegas (Marc Anthony, Orquestra Broadway) plays trombone, violin and sings chorus, Itai Kriss (Edmar Castaneda, Grupo Latin Vibe) sings, plays flute, campana, and guiro, while Jimenez is in charge of lead vocals and congas. William Ash (Alfredo de la Fe, Brenda K Starr) holds down the tumbaos on baby bass while Plasse plays the tres, a guitar-like instrument originating from Cuba. Utilizing this unique instrumentation, Los Hacheros draw on son, charanga and salsa to create a sound distinctly their own.
Mariachi Flor De Toloache:
Mariachi Flor de Toloache is the first and only established all-female mariachi band. Founded in New York City in 2008 by Mireya I. Ramos, the band has won over audiences and has been featured in the New York Times, NBC and Univision. Each of the nine members’ cultural background adds even more diversity to the mix as they traverse the globe to places such as Puerto Rico, Mexico, Germany, Spain, Cuba, Dominican Republic and the United States. Mariachi Flor de Toloache has performed for the Mexican Consulate, Queens Museum, El Museo del Barrio, high profile private events, the annual Santa Cecilia mariachi festival and Guadalupe festivities in dozens of churches. They continue to perform around the world, preserving the richness of Mexican culture.
Darling Del Oeste
This is a collective working to create raw, minimal and far-flung soundscapes. Darling Del Oeste dynamically fuses elements of South American musical traditions - cumbia villera, fandango, chacarera - with all that is urban, electronic, danceable and cosmic.
Leah Lupo, Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)