Moris Cañate and friends will be performing various musical rhythms from local Colombian coastal towns including fandango, puya, abosao and porro chocuano.
Morris (master folkloric percussionist) comes from a family of traditional musicians and dancers. As a youngster he enrolled in the Escuela de Música y Danza de Barranquila Carlos Franco. At the school he began as a dancer and quickly became a well known dancer and drummer at Barranquilla’s annual carnival and continued to develop as an artist. By the age of seventeen he had recorded a CD and the school encouraged him and his colleagues to travel internationally. Thirty members of the school performed in France, China, Japan, Spain and Portugal playing Colombia’s traditional music.
Today Moris is recognized as one of the best Colombian drummers in New York and The United States and he continues to promote the rich traditional music of his ancestors —the Afro-descendants of Colombian’s Caribbean coast. From traditional songs to original compositions that remain faithful to these ancestral roots. Moris and friends will be performing various musical rhythms from local Colombian coastal towns including Fandango, Puya, Gaita, Tambora, Chalupa, Bullerengue. Abosao and Porro Chocuano among others.
Camilo Rodriguez: Gaitas, Cymbals, Bass Drum
Moris Cañate: Percussion (alegre, Cymbals, Bass Drum)
Juan Ospina: Vocals, Gaitas, Maracas
Andres Jimenez: Percussion (Tambora, Snare Drum)
Oscar Banquez: Clarinet
Plus Special Guests:
Moris Cañate Quinteto de Gaitas y Tambores at Terraza 7 Saturday September 1st 2012 at 10:30 pm
$5 cover for mezzanine.