PlazaCUBA & The Arsenio Rodriguez Project presents: Las Estrellas de Arsenio
LAS ESTRELLAS DE ARSENIO, is an All-Star ensemble of today’s top NYC, LA and SF musicians, who came together for the first time in 2011, to pay tribute to Arsenio Rodriguez, the Father of Salsa, on his 100th anniversary.
ARSENIO RODRIGUEZ, a descendent of enslaved Congolese, was born on August 30, 1911, in Matanzas, Cuba. Arsenio was blinded by a horse’s kick at age 7, which earned him the nickname "El Ciego Maravilloso" (The Marvelous Blind One.) Rodriguez was a prolific composer and arranger,… Show more
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"If you loved the music of Buena Vista Social Club, You will definitely enjoy The Arsenio Rodriguez Project" -Tom Schnabel, KCRW - Los Angeles
Arsenio Rodríguez lost his eyesight as a seven-year-old, and in his adult years became known as "El Ciego Maravilloso" (The Marvellous Blind Man). He is reputed to have begun his professional career at the age of eight, subsequently becoming a celebrated tres (six or nine-string Cuban guitar) player....
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