Gema Corredera Set to Perform at Newark Library's Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Miami-based singer, producer, musicologist and guitarist Gema Corredera has been called "the quintessential vocalist of the Cuban post Filin' generations." She woos her audiences with an astonishing vocal range and a versatile interpretative style. Whether you are among the world audiences just getting to know her musical talent or among the Cuba-philes already in the know, once you've been touched by Gema Corredera's performance, the songs, the lyrics and the music will remain imprinted in your mind and in your soul. In this acoustic concert she takes the audience on a soulful journey into Cuba's musical heritage through 12 of the most emblematic songs of some Cuban genres: guaracha, bolero, rumba and son montuno. Gema will be accompanied by New York based musicians Román Lajara (guitar), Itai Kriss (flute), and Mauricio Herrera (percussion). The concert is part of the Newark Public Library's Hispanic Heritage Month celebration honoring the New Jersey Cuban community. The programming includes an exhibit curated by Ingrid Betancourt, titled "Beyond Exile: Cubans in New Jersey." The concert will be held on Saturday, September 26th at 2PM at the Newark Public Library's Centennial Hall, 5 Washington Street, Newark, New Jersey 01701. The admission is free. For more information contact 973-733-7784.