Thursday, January 21, 2016
Save the Date! Huracándombe Concert (in person in Miami or online anywhere on earth): January 28, 2016
On Thursday January 28 at 7 p.m. anyone with a computer and wifi will be able to watch and chat during a live stream performance of Andy Stermer’s new compositions performed by the The Frost Concert Jazz Band, the University of Miami’s premiere large jazz ensemble.
Stermer, a graduate student in Studio Jazz Writing at Frost, is originally from Montevideo, Minnesota. With the assistance of Partners of the Americas, he traveled to Montevideo, Uruguay, in 2014 where he met and collaborated with guitarist Juan Pablo Chapital, pianist Manuel Contrera and master drummer Álvaro Salas of Montevideo, Uruguay.
Thanks to a grant from The Presser Foundation. Stermer is now able to bring his musician collaborators to Miami to perform a concert billed as a "Hurricane of Candombe" (or Huracándombe in Spanish). A music and dance native to Uruguay, candombe is an expression of Uruguayan cultural heritage with African roots. Featuring original compositions as well as new arrangements of Uruguayan traditional and popular music, Huracándombe will combine the folkloric roots of candombe with the exciting spirit and sound of modern big band jazz.
Huracandombe Live Stream Concert Jan 28, 7 p.m. CST
On Jan 28, go to ovee.itvs.org/screenings/27bv2 and Watch Huracandombe and Chat with Elbio Caballero, Andy Stermer's family and other famous Montevideans in the OVEE Online Screening Room for the livestream of this international concert featuring the original compositions of Andrew Stermer played by guitarist Juan Pablo Chapital, pianist Manuel Contrera and master drummer Álvaro Salas of Montevideo, Uruguay.