AfroBaroque Music & Latin America 

Rumbarroco is proud to present a concert of AfroBaroque music where we illustrate Africa’s lasting musical legacy in Ibero-American music. We will present the intersection of early European music with the aural African and Amerindian traditions, then link with current Latin-American genres, as well as the fusion of art music or “learned” music with folk and popular forms.

Our concert will include African-influenced instrumental music from Portugal and Brazil in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries and popular Baroque dances such as the Cumbe and the Zarambeque from Santiago de Murcia’s guitar collection and from Diego Fernández de Huete’s harp work Luz y Norte, and we will connect these dances to the different types of Joropo music from Venezuela and Colombia.

Also in the program Early vocal music from Spain, Mexico, and Peru, with endearing texts that depict black women, taken from the Iberian Cancioneros and connected to Latin-American genres; music from Perù’s Trujillo Codex; and a Black Villancico. We will end the concert with a Plena from Puerto Rico.


Adriana Ruiz & Daniela Tosic, voice

Lisa Brooke, violin

Eduardo Betancourt, Venezuelan harp

Ricardo Matute, percussion

Laury Gutiérrez, viola da gamba & Renaissance guitar

and guest performers.

AfroBaroque Music & Latin America Tour

Friday, October 1st, 2021 at 7:30 PM

Ripley Chapel, First Congregational Church of Winchester

21 Church Street, Winchester MA 01890 

AfroBaroque Music & Latin America

Saturday, October 2 at 3PM

Studzinski Hall, Bowdoin College

255 Maine St, Brunswick, Maine

AfroBaroque Music & Latin America

Florida International University’s Music Festival 2021

Sunday, October 24 time TBD

Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center

10910 SW 17th St, Miami, FL

AfroBaroque Music & Latin America 

Saturday, November 6 at 7:30

Cambridge Boat Club (private event)

Cambridge, MA

AfroBaroque Music & Latin America 

Sunday, November 7 at 3PM

Traina Center for the Arts and Razzo Hall, Clark University, Worcester, MA 

Open to members of the Clark campus community. Live streamed for the rest of the world


Spring 2022

I am Black and Beautiful: Morenas in Iberoamerica

A program of songs and polyphonic setting that honor the Morenas (dark skinned, black women) in the Ibero-american and New World repertory beginning with the Psalms of Psalm settings to current folk representations is South America. Early vocal music from Spain, Mexico, and Peru, with endearing texts that depict black women, taken from the Iberian Cancioneros and connected to Latin-American genres

Our performance will also include African-influenced instrumental music from Portugal, Brazil, Mexico, and Spain in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries linked to contemporary practices of traditional music.

Saturday March 19th, 2022 at 7PM

Smith Center for the Arts
Providence College
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, RI 02918

Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 2PM

Slosberg Music Center

Brandeis University

415 South St. 

Waltham, MA 02453

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 Ensemble

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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