Saturday, July 14, 2018
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Doors open 2:00 pm)
SummerStage, Central Park
Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan, 10021
Jorge Drexler, the multiple Latin and Grammy-winning artist, isn’t just one of Uruguay’s preeminent songwriters. He’s perhaps one of the few musicians who’s also a licensed doctor. The prolific Drexler, who has released nearly two dozen albums, puts on spectacular shows in Latin America, and will do the same in New York. Trending Tropics is the new group feat. Eduardo Cabra “El VIsitante” and Vicente Garcia plus numerous multi-instrument players from the Caribbean. They’re joined by ÌFÉ, a Puerto Rican group headed by Otura Mun that celebrates Afro-Caribbean lineage through grooves rooted in hip-hop and Ifá faith traditions.
Featuring a pre show screening of “Conversations with Otura Mun” at 2:30, a short film about a man breaking free from his past to forge a new identity and to realize his place in the world through music and spirituality. Featuring Otura Mun, the bandleader of the contemporary Afro-Caribbean ensemble ÌFÉ. Directed by Omid Fatemi and filmed on location in Puerto Rico.