https://claveandbluesproductions.com/artpoint Online event
520 Kendall St
Cambridge, MA 02142
Art, Music, Nightlife, Performing Arts, Virtual & Streaming
From the stage to the community, Art Point is brought to you by C&B Productions. Art Point is a new series of concerts and workshops that showcase local and internationally acclaimed artists, who will share their original material and inspire the audience with details behind the mastery of their playing — creating a space for everyone to interact and connect with their culture! This second concert features Anibal Cruz's The Blue Island Project, accompanied by amazing musicians Gerson Lazon (Bass), Milena Casado (Trumpet), and Ivana Cuesta (Drums). The Blue Island Project showcases original music and arrangements, combining Afro-Cuban and Brazilian Rhythms, Gospel, and Jazz. This project exposes the audience to various cultural backgrounds, embracing their own diversity through music.
We hope you can join us and support this live performance, followed by a short workshop to explore the music and the dance movements it evokes and a Q&A.
Featured artist Anibal Cruz-Cesar, a Cuban pianist, composer, arranger, and bandleader, started as a classical pianist at the age of 8 years old in his native Cuba. He graduated from the Conservatory Jose White in Camaguey and the University of Arts (ISA) in Havana, where he began as a composer. He received a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music and is finishing both performance and composition majors. He has a strong presence around New England, both as a freelance musician and bandleader of The Blue Island Project. As part of his developing career, many names have already set guidelines when sharing the stage. Mexican Composer Armando Manzanero, Bass legend Ruben Rodrigez, Latin Grammy nominees Alain Perez and Berta Rojas, Cuban percussionist Keisel Jimenez, Grammy Winners Paquito de Rivera, Egui Castrillo, and Joe McCarthy. On Tour with Ayodele Casel, DeJan, Los Adolescentes, Yerba Buena’s former singer Cucu Diamantes, Manolo Mairena and Cuban singer Adonis Puentes.