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Friday, June 29, 2012

Cubanoson at SOB's in NYC

Papo Ortega's Cubanoson brought down the house at SOB's in NYC!!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Aurelio de la Vega

  The Cuban Cultural Center of New Yorproudly invites you to a celebratory concert in honor of legendary composer

Aurelio de la Vega2012 Ignacio Cervantes Medal 
Aurelio de La Vega 
A concert in honor of Cuban composer Aurelio de la Vega, considered one of the greatest exponents of contemporary art music. Mr. de la Vega is the 2012 recipient of the Ignacio Cervantes Medal, the CCCNY’s lifetime achievement award for excellence in classical music. 

With Cuban pianist 
Martha Marchena and American soprano Anne Marie Ketchum.


“About My Music”
      Aurelio de la Vega, Composer

Epigrama (“Epigram”), for piano (1953)
Toccata, for piano (1957)      Martha Marchena, pianist
La Fuente Infinita (“The Infinite Fountain”), cycle of songs for soprano and piano (1944), 
on poems by José Francisco Zamora (Cuba,       )
1.  Se ama más de una vez (“One loves more than once”)
2.  El verdadero amor (“The truth of love”)
3.  Invocación (“Invocation”)

      Anne Marie Ketchum, soprano
      Martha Marchena, pianist
The Ignacio Cervantes Medal Award Ceremony
Friday, June 29, 2012


Park Ave. @ 68th St., NYC 
Admission: FREE for CCCNY and AS members
Non-members: $10

To register online, go to:
For more information, write to: cccofny@aol.com
This event is organized and presented by the Cuban Cultural Center of New York, in collaboration with Americas Society, partially supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Cubanoson @ SOB's in NYC

What happens when you bring the best Cuban orchestra to a leading music club in NYC? Magic!!!

Papo Ortega's Cubanoson
bringing down the house at SOB's in NYC

Watch it now!!!

Rated "the best Cuban Orchestra in NYC"!!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Cuban Artist on Display

(Union City) The City of Union City, Mayor Brian P. Stack & Board of Commissioners will be presenting an art exhibit by renown Cuban artist, Erasmo Jorge Gomez, with an Opening Night Reception on Friday, August 24, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 - 15th Street in Union City. There will be live music and refreshments. Admission is complimentary.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Papo Ortega's Cubanoson @ SOB's

New York's Cuban Orchestra... Papo Ortega's Cubanoson, will be performing at one on New York City's finest music houses, SOB's on Friday, June 22, 2012 with shows at 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM.  
General admission is $15.00.

204 Varick Street

To make a reservation, please visit:

(U)nity in Union City

The Cuban Jazz group (U)nity will be playing at the Union City Artist Awards on Friday, June 15, 2012. The red carpet event will begin at 7:00 PM.  Red carpet at 6:00 PM so, dress to impress. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.


(U)nity was conceived in the summer of 2006. By Cuban American Drummer Amaury Acosta & Cuban Pianist Axel Tosca Laugart.  Their vision was to create a sound that has never been done before. Fusing Axel's Afro Cuban Culture with Amaury's New York's Culture  Jazz, Hip Hop Etc.
"We wanted to make a sound that wasn't conventional or "gimmicky"  a lot of people that are doing Latin jazz or Afro - Cuban jazz, we wanted to go in a different route we wanted to fuze the uncommon aspects of both cultures. I was always believed that Jazz , hip hop and Afro Cuban music were cousins and Africa was its grand father"    

(U)nity has performed at West New York music & arts festival, Nu Blu, Zinc Bar, Cachaca, Rose, Dizzy s Club Coca Cola, Avon jazz Festival, Congahead.com studios ,New york Winter Jazz Fest. Manhattan plaza Music fest, Jvc jazz Festival, Bird land,Millers ( charlettesville ,Virginia Richmond Music Festival (Richmond, Virginia), The Blue Note, Pax (Miami, Florida)the Roxy (Columbus, Ohio)  Long Beach Music Series  ( Los Angeles, California) The Shrine, Sweet Rhythm, Fat Cat, The New Jersey Jazz Summit, Spike Hill, Joe's Pub, S.O.B's amoung many other festivals and venues.