Colombian Groove Band: Free Concert in CFA Courtyard Tonight

CFA Courtyard Stage 6/30/11
CFA Courtyard Stage 6/30/11

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day for the annual outdoor summer concert at the Center for the Arts!  We hope that you will come early, bring a picnic and groove with Pablo Mayor’s Folklore Urbano.  The concert begins at 7pm in the CFA Courtyard.

Pablo Mayor is a composer, arranger, pianist, from Cali, Colombia, whose star has risen since he moved to New York in 1999.  While a professor of jazz at the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia, he began his personal investigation of the native music of Colombia, and has combined this knowledge with his extensive knowledge of jazz harmonies and arranging. The Folklore Urbano Orchestra has produced three CD’s and taken the band to both national and international venues.

What you’ll hear tonight is modern Colombian music redefined in fresh, lively, provocative ways. Part groove band, part dance orchestra, the powerhouse ensemble of eight musicians seamlessly fuses the danceable swing of traditional Colombian rhythms with the lush subtleties of contemporary jazz harmonies and unique arrangements.  You’ll feel the beat of a rhythm section deeply grounded in traditional Colombian music.  Like a feisty chef, Pablo Mayor then adds explosive horns and great vocals to produce a tasty, sultry, addictive blend.

Please join us!

Pablo Mayor’s Folklore Urbano
Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 7pm
CFA Courtyard
Wesleyan University
Free parking available in T, E, and G lots

Pamela Tatge
Director, Center for the Arts