Habana/Harlem: The Spanish Harlem Orchestra
(Published: May 06, 2011)
In this special edition of Harlem Stage's semi-annual Habana/Harlem series, produced by Neyda Martinez and Onel Mulet, the
Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra pays tribute to East Harlem's sultry dance club, the Park Palace, that welcomed
Afro-Cuban music as it made its way to New York in the 1920s. The Park Palace, once located on the northwest corner of 110th Street
and Fifth Avenue, was one of East Harlem's hottest dance clubs, serving up boleros, guarachas, and charangas from the 1920's through
the 1950's. This was just one of the venues where some of the best musicians from Cuba, as well as New York Cubans and Puerto Ricans,
came to perform. The Park Palace was one of the important places where the New York Latino community created a new sound based
on the roots of the music, but relevant to their contemporary world.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Performances at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street, New York City
Tickets: $10. For tickets, visit www.harlemstage.org, or call the Harlem Stage box office at 212-281-9240, ext. 19 or 20.
Co-presented by Harlem Stage Harlem Stride, with the Harlem Jazz Shrines, in partnership with the Center for Jazz Studies at
Columbia University and the Columbia/Harlem Jazz Project, with support from the Office of the President, Columbia University.
Produced by Neyda Martinez and Onel Mulet.
More Information: http://www.harlemstage.org