Saturday, November 6, 2010

MUSIC/ November 6 - 14

November 6 (8pm) Puerto Rico: More Than Salsa. GRAMMY winners Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra showcase the multi-faceted music of Puerto Rico which will feature the traditional folk genre of Bomba y Plena. Featuring special guest performances by Miguel Zenón and William Cepeda. Includes a Cocktails and Conversation session with the composers and performers at 7pm. Tickets: $25 - $43. At the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, Broadway and 96th Street. For tickets and more information, click here or call 212-864-5400.

November 8 (7 pm) Opera of Buenos Aires. A group of young talented musicians from The Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón joins the Americas Society for an evening of opera favorites. Free Admission, reservations required. At the Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue (68th Street). For more information and reservations, click here or call 212-249-8950.

November 8 and 9 (9pm) Arias Dance Classes. Join an Afro-Cuban movement class on Mondays or a salsa class on Tuesdays with instructor Manny Davis. A variety of classes are available. Cost: $13 per class. At the Roy Arias Dance & Rehearsal Studio, 300 West 43rd Street. For more information, send and e-mail to or call 212-957-8139.

November 11 (9 pm) Havana in Midtown. Cuban band Yuka Seka performs live. Happy Hour from 5 pm - 8 pm. Every Thursday at the Habana Room in the Radisson Lexington Hotel, 134 East 48th Street. For more information, click here or call212-421-4288.

November 12 (5pm – 12 am) After-Work Salsa Groove. After-Work Happy Hour includes a free salsa lesson by Corsica at 7 pm. Sets by salsa group SonSublime at 8pm and 10 pm. Admission: $10 - $15. At S.O.B’s, 204 Varick Street (At West Houston). For more information, click here or call 212-243-4940.
November 12 (7 pm) Contemporary Brazilian. Camerata Aberta,a cutting-edge contemporary music ensemble from the Escola de Música do Estado de São Paulo, performs music by composers ranging from Pierre Boulez to Sergio Kafejian. Free admission, reservations required. For reservations and more information, click here or call 212-249-8950.

November 12 (7:30 pm) Duo ¡Caramba! Music by duo Carla Auld (flute) & Ana María Rosado (guitar). Composer selection includes: José Luis Merlín (Argentina), Robert Beaser (USA), Gentíl Montaña (Colombia), Marco Granados (Venezuela), Jaime M. Zenamon (Bolivia), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and Máximo Diego Pujol (Argentina). Tickets: $10 - $20. At The Cornerstone Center, 178 Bennett Avenue (at 189th Street). For tickets and more information, click here or call 212-568-4396.

November 13 (4pm – 8pm) Saturday Afternoon Milonga. Come tango and socialize for the afternoon. Music by DJ Richard. BYOB, treats will be provided. Cover: $10. Don’t know how to tango? Tango lessons by instructor Lee Chan available from 3pm – 4pm. Cost: $10 first-time student, $22 regulars. At Triangulo: the Studio for Argentine Tango, 135 West 20th Street (#301). For more information, click here or call 212-633-6445.

November 13 (6:30pm) Direct from Brazil. A live performance by singer, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Jair Oliveira will incorporate a new spin on classic samba through blending contemporary R&B with a more soulful style. Admission: Free with dinner reservations before 7pm, $10 with RSVP. At S.O.B’s, 204 Varick Street (At West Houston). For reservations, send an email to For more information, click here or call 212-243-4940.

November 14 (2pm – 6pm)!Tambo! Join dancer, performer, and scholar Yesenia Selier for an Afro-Caribbean drum/dance class and social. Every second Sunday of the month. Cost: $15 for drumming class, $25 for drumming and dance class. At the Harlem Dance Foundation, 144 West 121st Street (Basement Level). For more information and to register, call 646-418-3186 or send an e-mail to

Fall 2010 – June 2011 (See schedule below) Mexicanidad by Mano a Mano. Classes are available at the Brooklyn School of Music (126 Saint Felix Street, Brooklyn). Sessions range from Ballet Folklorico to Mariachi. For more information and to enroll, click here

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