Filosofia Caribena

Posted on Mar 20, 2011

The Bay Area’s renaissance man John Santos presents his sextet and special guests in the debut of their commissioned work “Filosofia Caribena” that promises to be a highlight of the current SF Jazz Spring Season on Saturday, April 2, 8 pm at the Herbst Theater, Van Ness & MacAllister Sts, SF. Over a year and a half in the making, this work inspired by Caribbean culture, history and reality, will combine a combination of various elements such as Afro-Cuban and Puerto-Rican folklore, Caribbean rhythms, Latin Jazz, Dance and Spoken word. Special invited guests include trumpeter-vocalist Jerry Medina of Batacumbele fame, renowned Cuban dancer Ramon Ramos Alayo and spoken word artist Rico Pabon. Santos just completed a community based fund raising campaign that was successful in raising the money required to secure a $10,000 matching grant. The first volume of the project will be released on cd in May, the second volume will be released sometime next year. Santos was a recent guest on my program “Con Sabor” and sneak previewed one of the tracks from Filosofia Caribena, the explosive “La Rumba Me Lleva”. Keep your plans open for this world premiere on April 2nd!