Emedin Rivera's Tropical Turbulence with Edgar Pagan

  • When: Saturday, April 6, 2013, 8 p.m.
  • Where: The Nelson Odeon, 4035 Nelson Rd., Nelson (3 mi east of Cazenovia)
  • Cost: $22 - $25
  • Age limit: All ages
  • Categories: Latin music

Emedin Rivera was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Caguas, Puerto Rico. He started playing the bongos at the age of 8, and his exposure and passion for music came from his father and uncle who both played in a trio in Puerto Rico. Emedin has a unique and creative ability to incorporate and blend his Latin / Caribbean / African influences into a vast array of musical styles. Emedin has developed his own system of playing drums and congas simultaneously (sounding like three people), calling it "Percussion Kit". Emedin is well known for his sound effects, many of which are hand made by him. They can be heard on some of the National Geographic shows.

Emedin has also won two Emmy Awards - The America Experience (PBS) and Picture Perfect (PBS). He has performed live with a long list of incredible musicians: Harry Belafante, Gregory Hines, Paquito De Rivera, Vicky Sue Robinson, Angela Bofill, Gloria Gaynor, Ben E King, Dave Samuels, Dave Valentine, Andy Narell, Latoya Jackson, David Broza, Emeline Michel, and Bernie Williams.

Emedin will be joined by his band, Tropical Turbulence, and Syracuse’s own Edgar Pagan.



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