INTERACTIVO IN RESIDENCE
(March 13-30, 2014)Roberto Carcasses Jazz Ensemble
Saturday March 15 - sets at 8 & 10pmSnug Harbor
626 Frenchmen St
Interactivo - with DJ Ro and other special guests
Saturday March 22 - 9pm
501 Napoleon Ave
Interactivo is a visionary all-star novísima trova band from Havana, Cuba that combines timba, the high energy urban Cuban style of salsa, and novísima trova, the latest incarnation of Cuban style troubadour songs, with funk, jazz, R&B and hip-hop.
Roberto Carcassés, the band leader for Interactivo is one of the most prodigious musicians and producers of his generation. Carcassés has made an indelible contribution to fusion through his uniquely accented music. Since graduating from the National School Of Arts in Havana in 1991, he has played on records that have shaped the landscape of contemporary music in Cuba, most notably Trampas Del Tiempo (Gema y Pavel) and Jazz Timbero (alongside his father, trumpet player Bobby Carcassés). He has collaborated with masters such as Chucho Valdés, Wynton Marsalis, George Benson and Gonzalito Rubalcaba. With a sound best characterized by “hybridization” Carcassés breaks down the aesthetic and cultural barricades that tend to separate certain genres and blends sounds taken from pure Cuban neighborhood music.