Harvard Residency and Latina Tour Dates

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As part of her activities for the Silk Road Residency at Harvard University, the last week of April Cristina took part with Silk Road fellow members Sandeep Das, Joseph Gramley, and Hadi Eldebek in a panel discussion at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, titled “Cultural Navigation: Finding One’s Way Across Traditions”. You can read more about it here →, or watch the full video of the discussion at the Radcliffe Institute website →

The activities also included a concert of the Silk Road at the Sanders Theatre. Here’s a excerpt of the Boston Musical Intelligencer review:

The Latina 6/8 Suite, conceived by Cristina Pato playing gaita (Galician bagpipe) and written by Edward Perez, segued lively Italian tarantella with festive Spanish muiñeira in a jolly romp with lightly improvised solos by folks like bassist Shawn Conley and fiddler Johnny Gandlesman.

And speaking of Latina, Cristina is hard at work preparing the album release tour, with dates announced for Sonoma, CA (May 10), Santa Barbara, CA (May 13), San Antonio, TX (May 14) as well as the Release Party at SubCulture in New York (May 17).

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Latina Release Date Announced

Cristina’s new US album Latina will be released on May 14th by Sunnyside Records. To celebrate, a release party and concert will take place on Sunday May 17th 6:30pm at Subculture (45 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10012 212-533-5470). So if you happen to be nearby, please join us in our celebration! Here’s the link to the ticket pre-sales →

Below you can find a full length videoclip for the opening track Fandango: Prueba de Fuego (E. Perez)

Latina CD CoverAlso, here’s a link to the Press Release →

Cristina to perform in the XXVI Festival “La Huella de España” in Cuba

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The third week of April, Cristina will travel to Havana, Cuba, to take part in the XXVI Festival “La Huella de España”, which is devoted to Galicia in this year’s edition. She will perform together with Roberto Comesaña (accordion) on Friday, April 17th. Here’s a link to the Festival Program (pdf).

In other news, you can find below a video of Cristina’s last week appearance in the RTVE show La hora cultural, promoting the Rústica concert in Madrid, with Davide Salvado (starting at 13’30”)