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Septeto Rodriguez, NYC, Mar 12, 2008

Museum of Jewish Heritage--A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place, NY, NY 10280

Wednesday, March 12, 7 P.M.
Septeto Rodriguez
Featuring Roberto Rodriguez, percussionist and composer; with Igor Arias Baro, congas; Bernie Minoso, bass; Gilad Harel, clarinet; Jonathan Keren, violin; Oscar Oñoz, trumpet; and Uri Sharlin, piano/accordion/organ

Dance to the infectious beats of American Music Award winning musician Roberto Rodriguez and his band, with music inspired by the mingling of Jewish and Dominican culture. "Sosua La Bella," Rodriguez's original composition that he describes as an "interpretation of a smooth Dominican ballad," and arrangements of traditional Jewish Horas in the Dominican style of merengue, will be performed in the Museum's magnificent Special Events hall overlooking New York Harbor.

Dominican beer and mojitos will be served. One drink included with admission.

Roberto Rodriguez, an American Music Award recipient and Grammy award nominee, has performed with talented musicians from around the world including Rufus Wainwright, John Zorn, Celia Cruz, Julio Iglesias, and Paul Simon, to name a few. He draws upon traditional Cuban music and contemporary jazz, classical, and world music to create his unique artistic voice. Mr. Rodriguez first performed at the Museum in 2003, as part of a program featuring Tzadik Records recording artists.

This program is presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Sosúa: A Refuge for Jews in the Dominican Republic.

Alcohol is courtesy of Quisqueya Beer/Manhattan Beer Distributors.

$30 non-members, $25 members

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