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Latin Jazz Guitarist David Oquendo LIVE at the Barron Arts Center


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Barron Arts Center
582 Rahway Ave 07095 Woodbridge United States
Latin Jazz Guitarist David Oquendo LIVE at the Barron Arts Center
Part of NJ Guitar: Experiences in Music & Art Concert Series
August 26, 2016 ~ 7:30pm FREE with suggested donation of $5.00
Reservations Essential call (732)634-0413
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Woodbridge, New Jersey– The Barron Arts Center and The Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission present Latin Jazz Guitarist David Oquendo part of
NJ Guitar: Experiences in Music & Art; a predominantly concert based arts series focusing on the tradition of guitar musicians in New Jersey. Mr. Oquendo will perform August 26, 2016 at 7:30pm. The concert is FREE with a suggested donation of $5.00.
Reservations Are Essential call (732)634-0413.
All events are located indoors at the Barron Arts Center
located at 582 Rahway Avenue Woodbridge, NJ 07095.

David Oquendo was born in Havana, Cuba in 1958. Self taught, Oquendo absorbed the essence of the Afro Cuban rhythmical vernacular in the poorest neighborhoods of his native city. At 12 years of age, David started playing guitar and singing in several “Rock” bands around Cuba. Even though he was not conservatory trained, his passion for music, his discipline and self-criticism, took him to the point where eventually he was considered one of the best guitar accompanist in Cuba. This was evident in his appearances at “El Rincon del Feeling”, “Cabaret Tropicana”, “Cabaret Internacional de Varadero”, “ Salon Rojo” at the Hotel Capri and many more venues.
David has a Grammy Award for the album “Tropicana’s Nights” with Paquito D’Rivera, a Grammy Nomination for “Bebop Timba” with Raphael Cruz and three Latin Grammy Nominations for “Raices Habaneras”, “50 Years of Mambo” and “Paquito D’Rivera Presenta Las Hermanas Marquez”.

Founder and director of the Afro Cuban folklore group “Raices Habaneras”, which has been performing, without interruption, every Sunday since 1996 what has become known as “Domingos de la Rumba” (Rumba Sundays), David’s mission is to expose the public to a genuine representation of the “Rumba” genre. David, was musical director and producer for “The Cuban Rumba All Stars”, a first time, historical collaboration by members of Cuba’s Rumba groups: Los Munequitos de Matanzas, Yoruba Andabo, Clave y Guaguanco, Obba ILU, Coro Folklorico Cubano, Raices Profundas y Grupo Tata Guines.

As a member of Faculty of Harbor Conservatory for The Performing Arts, he is teaching guitar, Cuban tres, bass, voice and the Afro-Cuban folklore workshop, the Latin Band workshop, the Guitar ensemble and the Vocal training Group Class.

David has appeared in: “El Show de Cristina” on Univision, the series “OZ” on HBO, “Harmony in the Kitchen” on the Food Network, “State of the Arts” and “The Cuban Americans” on PBS. He has also performed in prestigious stages such as Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, & NJPAC Newark.

Latin Jazz Guitarist David Oquendo LIVE at the Barron Arts Center
Part of NJ Guitar: Experiences in Music & Art Concert Series
August 26, 2016 ~ 7:30pm FREE with suggested donation of $5.00
Reservations Essential call (732)634-0413

About the NJ Guitar: Experiences in Music & Art series

NJ Guitar: Experiences in Music Series is a predominantly concert based arts series focusing on the tradition of NJ guitar musicians, The series is sponsored by The Woodbridge Township Cultural Arts Commission with the support of Mayor John McCormac.

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant provided by New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a division of the Department of State

The Barron Arts Center is located at 582 Rahway Avenue in Woodbridge, NJ.
Gallery hours (when exhibiting) are Monday thru Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

About the Barron Arts Center – Woodbridge Township’s Center for the Arts

The Barron Arts Center, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, recently celebrated its 138th Anniversary. With the support of the Woodbridge Township Cultural Arts Commission and under the direction of Cynthia Knight, the Barron Arts Center offers programming to the public free of charge.

Donations are appreciated and are essential to the continuation of free quality arts programs and exhibits. The Barron Arts Center always accepts donations for
The Mayor’s Food Bank & the Woodbridge Animal Shelter

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For more information or directions, please call (732) 634-0413.

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