Wednesday, July 16th 7 - 9 PM

Taller Vallenato

with Alejandro Zuleta


Hugo Carlos Granados

Rey de Reyes



Alejandro Zuleta, the New York based composer, pianist and producer conducts a taller (workshop) with master vallenato accordionist 

Hugo Carlos Granados, the Rey de Reyes, or King of Vallenato. Introducing Granados to New York City audiences for the first time, Zuleta interviews Granados to explore the rich history and dynamic tradition of the vallenato accordion. 

Maestro Granados will discuss the greatest exponents of the tradition and what it means to be el Rey!  Joined by Zuleta and Nestor Gomez, Jr. on caja, Hugo Carlos Granados will demonstrate each of los aires (or styles): Son, Paseo, Merengue, and Puya, and why he is the Rey de Reyes!


at El Taller Latino Americano
2710 Broadway, 3rd Floor
(@104th Street)
                             New York, NY 10025                              

 7 - 9 PM


Admission is free and not to be missed! 

Gratis, no se lo pierdan!   


For more information contact Jorge Ar�valo Mateus.


Support for FolkCOLOMBIA Musica y Danza is provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Booth Ferris Foundation, New York Community Trust, Fund for the City of New York, Con Edison, Emma A. Sheafer Charitable Trust, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Gilder Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Scherman Foundation, and The Rhodebeck Charitable Trust. 
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