For Venezuela!

For Venezuela

Saturday, July 24 at 6PM

First Lutheran Church

299 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 

RUMBARROCO invites you to celebrate Simon Bolivar’s birthday with music, Carolicious Venezuelan Food’s treats, and the continuation of our humanitarian & educational campaign for Venezuela. We have partnered with Venus Service express to guarantee delivery of our campaign to Venezuela.

Special guests includes award winning Leo Blanco and his trio. In addition, our popular Venezuelan singer Carlos Regalado will lead us in a sing along of Venezuelan songs. Rumbarroco’s ensemble will include Cuban raising start soprano Adriana Ruiz, beloved Mezzo-soprano Daniela Tosic, virtuoso harpist Eduardo Betancourt, Colombian percussionist Ricky Matute and director Laury Gutierrez, guitars and viola da gamba from Venezuela.

Tickets, $10, 20, $35. All proceeds will go to our current educational campaign.

If you are not able to attend you may donate:

The needs in Venezuela are many. At this time we have decided to focus our efforts in supporting the following:

To send musicians in different regions of Venezuela much needed replacement strings for their instruments.

A childcare center for 45 kids from 1 to 4 years old in Caracas. They need schools supplies like such as notebooks, pencils, paints, brushes, glue, markers, etc.

A Foundation in Caracas that connects graphic design with social justice: training and jobs for senior citizens to produce a huggable doll for children at the local children’s hospital caring for low income families.

A project in a rural area of Estado Miranda to provide school supplies for a rural school with 327 students.

A foundation in the region of Los Andes region that empowers a group of youths to produce podcasts which are transmitted through their local rural radio station once a week.

Finally, we are aiming to collect used laptops and tablets to support educational efforts carried out by foundations we work with.

Join us and have a great time while you help Venezuelans in need!


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Afro-Baroque Music

Lecture/Demonstration Viola da Gamba Society of America’s Conclave Via YOUTUBE Monday, July 26th at 8:00pm ET We in Rumbarroco are proud to present our project Afro-Baroque Music, where we illustrate Africa’s lasting musical legacy in Ibero-American music. We’ll explore the intersection of early European music with the aural African traditions and current Latin-American sounds, as well as the fusion of art or “learned” music with folk and popular forms. Our project will include African-influenced instrumental music from Portugal and Brazil in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, as well as Early vocal music from Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela—in particular, with texts that acknowledge the presence of African descendants. We will present samples of our AfroBaroque programs: The songs of Mysterious Morenas with music from the Cancioneros; The “Other” Baroque Dances: Cumbe, Zarambeque, Jacaras, with music from the guitar and harp sources, and Black Villancicos with music from the villancicos of the Liturgy of Santa Cruz De Coimbra (Portugal). Adriana Ruiz, voice Daniela Tosic, voice Josaphat Contreras, voice Lisa Brooke, violin Eduardo Betancourt, harp Ricardo Matute, percussion Moah Kim, keyboards William Hernandez, Venezuelan cuatro Juan Luis Oropeza, percussion Karolina Meireles, percussion Laury Gutiérrez, viola da gamba & Venezuelan cuatro Free admission!
Laury Guttierez

We are proud to announce that Laury Gutiérrez is the first recipient of the Thomas Zajac Memorial Scholarship. Early Music America has started the biennial Thomas Zajac Memorial Scholarship, selected by a jury of musicians who knew or worked with the great multi-instrumentalist and educator, Tom Zajac (1956-2015).


To unite diverse communities by highlighting the fusion and confluence of the cultures of Europe, Africa, and the Americas through musical performances and educational outreach.

RUMBARROCO’s Mission We show the European influence on Afro-American and indigenous music in Latin America, as well as how the fusion of those types of music with European classical music produced new musical genres. We recreate, preserve, and popularize the diverse multicultural aspects of the rhythmic patterns that have been passed down from the Middle Ages to today. And for this purpose we have formed a Latin-Baroque Fusion ensemble of musicians using period, folk, and contemporary popular instruments. Rumbarroco also aims to promote awareness and enjoyment of the musical and cultural similarities and distinctions between Orient and Occident, and among Jews, Christians, and Muslims, as experienced through Latin-American music. We seek to unite today’s diverse communities through the powerful transformative passion of the music we play. Finally, we employ music as a tool for cultural integration, especially for the empowerment of youth in their personal growth.


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Mail: PO Box 15309, Boston, MA, 02215



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