Román Díaz Virtual Performance Video Premiere
May 1, 2020
The Magic Triangle Jazz Series, a program of the UMass Fine Arts Center, presents a virtual performance and talk by the renowned percussionist and singer Román Díaz. This virtual event will be in mostly in Spanish, with English subtitles. Román Díaz and his Rumba Ensemble was originally scheduled to perform at UMass Amherst on March 26.
Born in Havana, master percussionist, scholar, and composer Román Díaz is regarded as a “living repository” of Afro Cuban music. He was mentored by the great Pancho Quinto, and was a member of the seminal rumba ensemble Yoruba Andabo. His commanding voice, mastery of Batá, and rock-solid groove on congas, can be heard on many recordings worldwide.