Yosvany Terry: Ye-dé-gbé and the Afro-Caribbean Legacy

Yosvany Terry

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Friday, April 29, 2011, 8:00 pm
Hogg Memorial Auditorium
$28

Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Cuban-born Yosvany Terry brings his latest jazz project, Ye-dé-gbé and the Afro-Caribbean Legacy, to UT’s Hogg Memorial Auditorium for an evening infused with influences of the Afro-Caribbean Arará culture and the American jazz form.

Now residing in New York City, Terry is known for melding the traditional sounds of his native Cuba with avant-garde innovation and fiery post-bop, sophisticated harmonies. He sits at the forefront of a group of young Cuban musicians who have recently inspired the city’s scene with a new creative energy. In his latest project, Ye-dé-gbé, Terry explores the Afro-Caribbean Arará musical tradition – a style brought to Cuba by slaves taken from West Africa – in a collection of compositions with African percussion.

Along with Terry on saxophone and chekeré, the ensemble features an all-star band with Osmany Paredes, piano; Yunior Terry, bass; Pedro Martinez, percussion/vocals; Roman Diaz, percussion; Justin Brown & Sandy Perez, drums; and Felix Pupi Insua, dancer.

THE BUTLER SCHOOL OF MUSIC’S CARIBBEAN ENSEMBLE, LED BY DR. ROBIN MOORE, WILL OPEN THE PERFORMANCE.

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“His performances always appeal to audiences, uniquely blending Afro-Cuban music with jazz structures and harmonies, and creating an organic, natural flow that swings and is proven to be intellectually challenging.” LATIN BEAT MAGAZINE

Yosvany Terry’s website


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