Three Tuesdays, August 11, 18, & 25
Highbridge Park, Manhattan
(enter at 174 Street & Amsterdam Avenue)
Pack a picnic. Climb the tower. Enjoy great music under the stars in Highbridge Park.
For the next three Tuesdays, City Parks Foundation, Northern Manhattan Parks, the Urban Park Rangers, and the High Bridge Coalition invite you to enjoy evenings of FREE Latin music and history at one of Manhattan's highest points, overlooking the Harlem River.
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
For one hour before each concert, the tower will be open to visitors who can climb to the top for spectacular views of three boroughs and beyond as the Rangers reveal how the High Bridge and its tower helped New York become the world-class city it is today.
August 11: ANDY ANDY
Merenguero-turned-bachatero Andy Andy made his debut with Aqui Conmigo in 2002 and was nominated for a Latin Grammy a year later. In 2005 and 2006, his record Ironía reached number one on Billboard's Top Tropical Albums charts. As an advocate for Latino youth issues, New York State recognized his efforts for his work with young people. On stage, Andy Andy’s music persuades you to get up and dance. You won’t be sitting still for this performance.
August 18: XTREME
Xtreme was formed in 2003 when the label 2 Strong Entertainment came across the 17 year old Danny Mejia, and after many auditions, Steven Tejada joined the bachata group. With their music, the two young men speak to Dominican Americans by combining tipico sounds of the DR with the R&B that plays in the streets of New York neighborhoods. Any performance is sure to include sultry vocals backed by the flowing bachata beats.
August 25: BACHATA HEIGHTZ / WATATA
Born and raised in Washington Heights, the five members of Bachata Heightz got together to stay off the streets and experiment with their musical passions. They have become one of most influential groups in their genre, and are considered to be one of the first pioneers of urban bachata, with influences coming from rock, hip-hop and R&B music. You can expect straight mambo and a little playfulness of the singers on the stage to get you going.
Salsero Chris Alfinez has toured with Marc Anthony as his lead background singer. Born in Washington Heights, he combines the traditional rhythm of the Caribbean with a distinct modern flavor.