8/1 | Live at the Archway: Yunior Terry & Son De Altura / Bernardo Navarro Tomás
Bring your dancing shoes to L@TA this week! We've got salsa with the excitement and soul of Havana, with a fashion show by the Center for Cuban Studies to open. Bernardo Navarro Tomás brings his solo show "Cosmopolitan" to the gallery.
Live at the Archway is DUMBO's signature series: featuring dynamic musical performances + spectacle opening acts for kids & kidults + a pop-up art gallery + interactive art experiences, in a magical, only-in-DUMBO setting. Always free, all ages, + rain or shine.
TODAY AT #L@TA2019 - A COLLABORATION WITH THE CENTER FOR CUBAN STUDIES
- ON STAGE
- FAMILY JAM AT 5:30pm: A fashion show, presented by the Center for Cuban Studies & Ana Ratner
- HEADLING ACT AT 6:15pm: Yunior Terry & Son De Altura
- IN GALLERY CUBED: “Cosmopolitan” by Bernardo Navarro Tomás
GETTING TO THE ARCHWAY
The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge is a public plaza in DUMBO, Brooklyn. It’s on Water St between Anchorage Place and Adams St.
THE HEADLINER | AT 6:15PM. Regarded as one of New York City’s most sought after bass players, Yunior Terry is recognized for his big sound, versatility and contagious rhythm. As the youngest son of one of Cuba’s most gifted musical families “Los Terry’s”, Yunior followed the tradition and began his musical training at age seven. Soon after graduation he joined the National Philharmonic Orchestra. Yunior was a recipient of the Van Lier Fellowship in 2009 and has performed with Steve Coleman, Jerry Gonzales and Fort Apache, Lila Downs, Jeff Tain Watts, Eddie Palmieri, Hilton Ruiz, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Steve Turre, Jane Bunnett, and his brother Yosvany Terry, among many others. Terry’s own band, Son de Altura, was created to innovate as well as to preserve the legacy of Cuban music.
THE OPENER, FOR KIDS AND KIDS-AT-HEART | AT 5:30PM. A fantastical puppet fashion show curated by Ana Ratner, showcasing the wearable work of many of these artists presented at the Cuban Art Space. Beastly masks and creatures are inspired by the textile work of some of Cuba’s greatest artists.
THE ARTIST IN GALLERY CUBED | ALL NIGHT. Bernardo Navarro Tomás is a self-taught artist from Havana, Cuba who expresses himself through different materials and means. He currently lives and paints in Brooklyn, New York. In his early paintings, which earned him recognition in several museums and institutions in New York City, Navarro Tomás created works that focused on his life experience. His current works have experimented with abstraction and collage, capturing the energy of his surrounding urban environment.
Navarro Tomás's exhibit Cosmopolitan is an interactive installation reflecting on the multicultural diversity of New York City.
ABOUT THE CENTER FOR CUBAN STUDIES. The Center for Cuban Studies is a non-profit educational institution with a national membership, base organized by a group of scholars, writers, artists and other professionals with a purpose to counter the effects of U.S. policy toward Cuba. Founded in 1972 and located in Dumbo, the Center is dedicated to providing information about contemporary Cuba and contributing to a normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States, including an end to the embargo. The Cuban Art Space is incorporated within the Center for Cuban Studies to promote the work of Cuban artists, especially those living and working in Cuba, and to educate the U.S. public about Cuba’s cultural life.