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Salsa Legend, Eddie Palmieri and his Salsa Orchestra Perform Live for Hispanic Heritage Month at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture – OCTOBER 8, 2017

Partnering with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and the Brother’s Brother Foundation, The August Wilson Center for African American Culture celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with the Latin soul of one of the most prolific composers and pianist, Nuyorican, EDDIE PALMIERI AND HIS SALSA ORCHESTRA on October 8, 2017 at 7pm. Known as a virtuoso pianist for over 60 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His compositions fuse the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner as well as his older brother, Charlie Palmieri.

President of the August Wilson Center, Janis Burley Wilson, loves Latin music and encourages the community to join her in this celebration of music rooted in African rhythms. “In collaboration with our community partners, we will revel in the music of the Caribbean, and support our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico and throughout the Caribbean affected by the natural disasters that have destroyed many lives.”

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