El Viaje (The Journey)

25 - 26 Jun 2016
Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia


Dancers C. Kelly White-Burrell and Steffanie White-Burchette in performance. Photo by Kerville Jackson.

Percussionist and Pew Fellow Pablo Batista presents El Viaje (The Journey), a new performance work blending traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms and contemporary Western instrumentation, Afro-Caribbean choreography, and evocative multi-media imagery. Telling a story of the spiritual and cultural resilience of those forced to emigrate from Africa to the Americas, El Viaje will feature a dynamic mix of instruments including bata and conga drums, piano, trumpets, trombones, and string quartet, to create an immersive musical experience.