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Saturday, May 26, 2007 Options
Roberto Rodriguez

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The Cuban-born drummer / percussionist / bandleader Roberto Rodriguez drops by to share some of his music and his musical influences.  In particular he'll focus on the mix of Cuban and Jewish elements in his music.


Roberto Rodriguez played in his father's band as well as with the legendary

Israel "Cachao" Lopez during his formative years in Miami.  As a grownup he's

released a couple of beautiful ensemble cds of Cuban-Jewish music - not really

a genre but more his own imagined hybrid - on John Zorn's Tzadik label.  Two

recent collaborative projects have extended his Jewish music explorations:  Oy

Vey.... Ole!!! (Tzadik) with Irving Fields of Bagels and Bongos fame; and

Descarga Oriental - The New York Sessions (Piranha) with Maurice el Medioni,
the brilliant Judeo-Algerian pianist.

 

Rodriguez has also played with a range of folks including Marc Ribot's Cubanos

Postizos and his companion avant-percussionist Susie Ibarra as well as Joe

Jackson.

 

His next local gig is with his Quinteto Roberto Rodriguez at Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St. on Saturday, June 23 at 9:30pm. 

Roberto is also participating in Frank London's "Yiddish Music Carnival" at

Celebrate Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th Street and Prospect Park West in Park Slope, Sunday afternoon July 15 at 4pm.

 

Roberto Rodriguez home: http://www.robertojuanrodriguez.com

 

Roberto Rodriguez on Tzadik: http://www.tzadik.com/list_frame.php?searchfield=artistnum&searchterm=419

 

Roberto Rodriguez and Maurice el Medioni on Piranha: http://www.piranha.de/records/english/all_2003.htm

 

Electric Kulintang project with Suzie Ibarra on myspace: http://www.myspace.com/electrickulintang

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Roberto Rodriguez: Wolfie's Corner Options / Baila Gitano Baila / Tzadik

Roberto Rodriguez: Hadida Options / Baila Gitano Baila / Tzadik

Roberto Rodriguez: The Shvitz Options / El Danson de Moises / Tzadik

Roberto Rodriguez: El Danzon el Moises Options / Oy Vey.... Ole!!! / Tzadik
With Irving Fields

Maurice el Medioni: Oran Oran Options / Descarga Oriental - The New York Sessions / Piranha
With Roberto Rodriguez

Maurice el Medioni: Je N'Aime Que Toi Options / Descarga Oriental - The New York Sessions / Piranha

Roberto Faz: Si los rumberos me llaman Options / Sabrosona

Barbarito Diez: Flor de Yumuri Options / El Rey del Danzon / Spartacus

Mongo Santamaria: Manila Options / Our Man in Havana / Fantasy

Irving Fields: Mazeltov Merengue Options / Bagels and Bongos / Reboot Stereophonic

Roberto Rodriguez: El Polaco Options / Oy Vey.... Ole!!! / Tzadik
With Irving Fields

Roberto Rodriguez: Baila Gitano Baila Options / Baila GItano Baila / Tzadik

Electric Kulintang: Golden Dream Options / Dialects / Plastic

Electric Kulintang: Dialects 1 Options / Dialects / Plastic

Krakauer and Socalled: Bubbemeises Options / Bubbemeises / Label Bleu

Ojos de Brujo: Todo Tiende Options / Techari / Six Degrees

Sussan Deyhim: Meykahneh Options / Madman of God / Crammed Discs

Toumani DIabate: Boulevard De L'Independance Options / Boulevard De L'Independance / World Circuit
With the Symmetric Orchestra

Andy Palacio: Miami Options / Watina / Cumbancha
With the Garifuna Collective

Metropolitan Klezmer: C Minor Bulgar + Ken O'Hara Freylekhs Options / Traveling Show / Rhythm Media / *

Dengue Fever: Both Sides Now Options / Various Artists: City of Ghosts / Lakeshore
Motion Picture Soundtrack




Listener comments!

  Sat. 5/26/07 9:04pm John L:

Hearing the Krakauer and Socalled: Bubbemeises whetted my appetite to hear Steinski, who'll be coming up on FMU soon.

That sacred music festival in Fez (ok, they probably call it Fes) sounds great. I look forward to hearing all about it and the music heard there!

Cheers,

John L
  Sat. 5/26/07 9:09pm John L:

PLUS, your amazing collection of upcoming world music gigs around here (and elsewhere) deserves notice and applause from everyone.

http://wfmu.org/world
or
http://wfmu.org/Playlists/Robw/events.html

Amazing.

Cheers,

John L
  Sat. 5/26/07 9:58pm kathy z.:

hi Rob!

SO THRILLED to hear that you are going to Fes (Fez?!?) !!!!!!! and WOMAD too, woo hoo! like everyone else here, looking forward to hearing more about it all

blessings! love! light! peace!

-- kathy z.

p. s. -- WOW did NOT know about the Dengue Fever gig! THANKS SO MUCH for, well, letting us all know about this stuff!!!!!
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