Cuban born pianist, composer and vocalist Melvis Santa and her band will perform a night of music in celebration of the life of percussionist, bandleader and fellow Cuban, Ramón “Mongo” Santamaría Rodríguez.
Santamaria spent most of his career in the United States and was a leading figure in the pachanga and boogaloo dance crazes of the 1960s. Through the 1970s and his retirement in the late- 1990s he was mainly known for his Latin jazz and salsa. His rendition of Herbie Hancock’s “Watermelon Man,” was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame in 1998.
National Jazz Museum in Harlem
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