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Edna Manley College Presents Sabor Hispano - A Fusion of Rhythms from Hispanic America

Marjorie Whylie as she receives her PSCCA Award from Peter Ashbourne in 2013

With our closest neighbours, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico currently trying rebuild after the catastrophic hurricane season in the region, it is probably more than just perfect timing that for its first faculty concert of the academic year, The School of Music at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts will be a celebration of Spanish Music. The recital, dubbed Sabor Hispano, will take place on November 5, 2017.

The iconic musician, arranger and musical historian Marjorie Whylie will join the impressive list of musicians slated for Sabor Hispano. The event will explore and celebrate music from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Argentina, Spain, Chile, USA, Mexico and Jamaica in a fusion of Jamaican, jazz and Spanish rhythms.

Featured Faculty will include a strong contingent of vocalists and pianists. Among the vocalists are: Anna Straughn, Ruth Browne, June Lawson, Carl Schardsmidt. Sabor Hispona will also feature eight (8) pianists, in addition to Whylie, who is both a pianist and percussionist. The will be joined by Michael “Ibo” Cooper, Stephen Shaw Naar, Orville Hammond, Andre Adman, Kayo Yoshida, Angella Elliot, Roger N. Williams and Jon Williams. The evening will also feature drummer - Derrick “Stewie” Stewart and percussionist- Reuben Betty.

Other musicians making this lineup are Rafael Salazar, Norman McCallum, Vivian Scott, Darren Young, Gerd Beyens, Ian Hird and Dwane Livingston with other special guests. 

Sabor Hispano will take place at the Vera Moody Hall at 6:00 pm. The Edna Manley College is located at 1 Arthur Wint Drive.