Rosewoman Curated Afro Latin Jazz Alliance Tribute to Eddie Bobè. March 18/19, 2022

March 18/19 2022

Afro Latin Jazz Alliance and Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture


OG Burn, A Tribute To, Un Homenaje a Eddie Bobè

Michele Rosewoman
Guest Curator – Piano/Vocals

Special Guests:
Román Díaz (Percussion/Vocals), Felix Sanabria (Percussion), Gene Golden (Percussion),
Abraham Rodriguez (Percussion/Vocals), Hector “Papote” Jimenez (Vocals),
Jay Rodriguez (saxophone)

At the invitation of Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Michele Roseewopman curated a night of music at HOSTOS Center for the Arts and Culture in tribute to the late master percussionist Eddie Bobè.

“My (and Eddie’s) long-time associates—percussion legends Román Díaz, Felix Sanabria, Gene Golden, vocalists Abraham Rodriguez and Hector “Papote” Jimenez and flautist/saxophonist Jay Rodriguez– joined me, Arturo and the ALJO in the performance of a repertoire that spotlighted compositions by myself, Arturo and Chico O’Farrill, as well as a celebration of rumba–a uniquely Cuban musical form.
Eddie Bobè was an inspired creative force and master of folkloric percussion and vocal traditions of the African Diaspora. He was a foundational figure in the New York world of percussionists and his old school knowledge and respect combined with his experimental and unique ideas were crucial to both the retention and expansion of these musical and cultural expressions.”