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Relive Lincoln Center’s Summer Performances—on demand!, plus NPR’s #ElTiny for Hispanic Heritage Month

By 12 October, 2021

A funny thing happened to us on our way to work this morning. We left our flat dressed for fall, as it is well into autumn here in New York City, and we *instantly* regretted it as it feels like summer. We’ll be experiencing summer-like weather all week! (We should not be complaining.)

As luck would have it, the good folks at Lincoln Center emailed us today with a link to their ‘on-demand’ performances from their Restart Stages, their series of pandemic-friendly, outdoor performances on the (artificial turf) green they had on the plaza this past summer. Over 200 artists and productions took the stage at Lincoln Center’s outdoor performing arts center. There were musical concerts, provocative discussions, family shows, and spoken word.

So why not relive the summer? Enjoy this excerpt of all-woman mariachi group, Flor de Toloache‘s performance, as they sing “Besos de Mezcal.”

Flor de Toloache at Lincoln Center’s ‘Restart Stages’

Restart Stages also featured Latin jazz and salsa great, Eddie Palmieri. Over the course of an inspiring 60-year recording career, the New York-born pianist’s name has become synonymous with the city’s vital Latin jazz scene. An awardee of the NEA Jazz Master crown and a ten-time GRAMMY Award winner, Palmieri’s ability to merge the intricate and melodic sounds of contemporary jazz with the percussive salsa of his Puerto Rican upbringing has rendered him a unique figure among music industry giants and an icon within the Latin community.

Continuing with this flow of live performances, we’d love to share a bit of NPR’s ‘El Tiny,’ which is Tiny Desk Concert’s series for Hispanic Heritage Month. The series has featured very-well known mainstream Latino pop/urbano artists such as J-Balvin and Camila Cabello, but also more indie artists who span different genres, such as Mexico’s Silvana Estrada, Venezuela’s maye, and Cuba’s Eme Alfonso.

We are especially loving YEИDRY, who hails from the Dominican Republic. Shout-out to NPR’s Felix Contreras for curating such a wonderful collection of Latino performers.

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