Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
A few weeks ago we invited the multi-talented Tap Dancer/Rapper Benjamin R. Nathan to perform with us at our monthly show at Zinc Bar. Ben was kind enough to share his talent with us and he completely blew everyone's mind! Check out some footage of Ben's performance with GUBB.
For information about Ben visit: www.BenTapSoul.com
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Next Sunday October 23rd at Le Poisson Rouge, many pf NYC's Colombian bands share the stage for their annual "Encuentro" and we're exited to take part for the fourth time!
The Encuentro is a great chance to experience the music of many different Colombian artist who's different approaches to the music of Colombia is a clear example of our rich diversity.
Below you will find the details and line up (Gregorio Uruibe Big Band PLAYS AT 10:50pm)
DATE: Sunday October 23rd
VENUE: Le Poisson Rouge (Greenwich Village)
158 Bleecker St.
5:00 Joropiada with Daniel Rojas (traditional llanero music)
5:20 Alejandro Flórez-Tibaguí (modern, sophisticated, and original Andean guitar-based music)
5:50 Daniel Fetecua and Pajarillo Pinta'o Dance Company
6:15 Lucía Pulido (renowned soulful Colombian singer)
7:00 Chia's Dance Party (Martin Vejarano's funky sextet blending jazz and Chirimia, reminiscent of a New Orleans jazz band a la Colombiana)
7:25 Tribute to Ricardo Leon Peña Villa and Ligia Naya followed by performance by classical guitar virtuoso Nilko Andreas Guarin
7:40 Samuel Torres y Yaounde (world renowned virtuoso conga player and his band)
8:20 Edmar Castañeda and Andrea Tierra (harpist extraordinaire Edmar Castaneda and his stunning wife singer/songwriter Andrea Tierra combine forces to present a jazzy take on the traditions of the Plains region of Colombia)
9:05 Jonathan Gómez y su Papayera la Original (an acoustic Colombian street band)
9:20 Sebastián Cruz Cheap Landscape Trio (earthy, urban, funky fusion of rock, jazz, and traditional Colombian rhythms)
9:45 Jonathan Gómez y su Papayera la Original
10:05 Pablo Mayor's Folklore Urbano Orchestra (renowned 12-piece dance band)
10:50 Gregorio Uribe Big Band (16-piece big band under the direction of rising star vocalist/drummer/percussio nist Gregorio Uribe)
11:20 Alejandro Zuleta Vallenato Quartet (from the dynasty of the Zuleta family of Vallenato stars) starting off the ALL STAR JAM uniting Day 1 and Day 2 of the festival, bringing together artists from both days in a celebratory jam to close the night, including Ronald Polo, Moris Cañate from Rebolú, Diego Obregon from Grupo Chonta, Memo Acevedo, Johanna Castañeda, and more!
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
We're back for our monthly show at Zinc Bar and this time we have an amazing special guest who RAPS AND TAPS AT THE SAME TIME!!!! His name is Ben Ryan Nathan and he's gonna rock your world with his unique talents next to our 16-piece big band.
DATE: Thursday October 6th
VENUE: Zinc Bar (www.zincbar.com)
82 West 3rd
New York, NY
Check out one of Ben's videos: http://vimeo.com/20905681
ABOUT BEN:Benjamin Ryan Nathan is a tap dancer and rapper, born & raised in New York City. Ben has studied and shared the stage with tap masters Savion Glover, Buster Brown, Jason Samuels-Smith, Toni Noblett, Baakari Wilder, and many more. Ben began dancing in the fourth grade in National Dance Institute's in-school program; by age 13, he had been invited to choreograph and teach for the company, working under the tutelage of Artistic Director Ellen Weinstein, and founder & dance legend Jacques d'Amboise. He began experimenting with rap as a teen, and slowly started to explore his music and ways to blend the rhythmic arts of tap and rap. Throughout his career, Ben has performed at the White House, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center. His choreography has been televised nationally on CBS Saturday Morning and Fox & Friends. For more information about Ben and his music, please visit www.BenTapSoul.com.