Nueva Manteca Israeli Tour Opens Tonight

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The Hot Jazz series continues with performances by Nueva Manteca from November 7 – 12, 2011 in Jerusalem, Modi’in, Herzliya, Tel Aviv and Haifa. The 8 member Latin jazz group works out of Amsterdam and was founded in 1983 by Jan L. Hartong. Nueva Manteca includes: Jan Laurens Hartong – piano; Rik Mol – Trumpet; Jeroen Vierdag – Bass; Ben van den Dungen – saxophone; Nils Fischer – Percussion; Lucas van Merwijk – drums.
They will be presenting an intriguing program in Israel: Requiem Para El Mundo, Gregorian requiems presented in a Latin jazz and Salsa context. The concert will consist of Gregorian masses and traditional Afro-Cuban religious songs, sung in Latin, Spanish and the Afro-Cuban Lucumi language that is originally from Nigeria. Nueva Manteca will be joined on their tour by the Israeli group The Vocal Octet. The Israeli a-cappella group was founded by Raphael Seelig and includes: Ronit Katz, Michal Senesh-Alkan – soprano; Yasmin Gamliel, Orly Mazor-Yuval – alto; Erez Tal, Ron Gang – tenor; Oz Weiss, Raviv Leibziner – bass; and is directed by Ron Gang.
Performances will take place:
Monday, November 7, 2011 at 21:00 at the Gerard Behar Center, 11 Bezalel St, Jerusalem, 02- 6251139
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 22:00 (doors open at 20:15) at the Zappa Club, Herzliya, 03 – 7626666. (this performance will be without The Vocal Octet)
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 21:00 in the Einan Hall, Lev Hair, Azrieli Mall, Modi’in (this performance will be without The Vocal Octet)
Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 21:00 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd, Tel Aviv, 03 – 6077020.
Friday, November 11, 2011 at 21:30 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd, Tel Aviv, 03 – 6077020.
Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 21:00 at Beit Aba Hushi, Haifa.