About this Event
With her explosive mix of hip-hop, cumbia, dancehall and reggae, the Cuban singer, flautist and percussionist Yaite Ramos Rodriguez, a.k.a. La Dame Blanche
, delivers a powerful and compelling sound which summons the spirits.
Yaite has traveled a long and sometimes hard road. Everything started in Cuba, where she was born in the heart of an awe-inspiring musical cauldron. Her father, Jesus "Aguaje" Ramos, is an exceptional trombonist who is also the artistic director of the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club. Family parties are gatherings of extraordinary musicians, the cream of Cuban music, to the sounds of thousands of songs and drums.
"On paper, this shouldn't really work: Afro-Cuban music, hip-hop, dancehall, cumbia and classical flute. But thanks to La Dame Blanche's serious musical chops, the 'Woman in White' from Havana (by way of Paris) pulls off this stylistic hat-trick with outsized swagger and style." (NPR Music)
ENGINE is a world touring Franco-Argentine band.
Two guitars. A harmonica. Three voices in harmony.
Afro-Latin rhythms, blue notes, rock attitude, and flamenco spirit, fused together in theatrically charged performances that invite audience members to surrender to their inner joy.
Songs ancient and original, poetry provocative and profound, in Spanish, English, and French—ironic and sensitive reflections that disrupt complacency.
Eclectic staging and unexpected choreography that liberate the body and the spirit.
With telepathic complicity, this imaginative Franco-Argentine trio channels the mysterious energies of melody, rhythm, motion, and words to transcend the everyday, penetrate the heart, and open the possibility of ecstatic communion.