Venezuelan Latin Grammy-winning instrumentalist and acclaimed root music artist Jorge Glem will be performing for night night only at the iconic music venue Joe's Pub in NYC.
The concert, titled "Cumaná: Four String Journey Through the World," will feature the cuatro, a four-string instrument similar to the guitar or ukulele, as the focus of the night. "The cuatro represents such a beautifully complex and complete soundscape," Glem, a celebrated cuatro master who started playing music when he was six years old, said. "It allows you to engage harmony, melody, and rhythm all at once. That's quite rare. It's the perfect instrument to transcend genres. Music is like land. It doesn't have boundaries or limits except for those that we impose upon it. That's how I see the cuatro, as an instrument with the power to unite international genres, styles, and rhythms. I envision uniting the music we find across the globe with these four strings."
Joining Glem in the night's festivities will be musical guests from all over the world, including Jazz vocalist Claudia Acuña, Israeli guitarist Yotam Silberstein, and Cuban saxophonist and 14-time GRAMMY® winner Paquito D'Rivera. "What Glem is doing, the way in which he is expanding the horizons of this instrument is what all artist should do: evolve their instrument and the music styles for which it's known," D'Rivera said. "That's the kind of artist that impresses me."
Also participating in the show is award-winning pianist, accordionist, and songwriter Sam Reider, who added: "It's an honor to get to play with Jorge and learn more about Venezuelan music, which is one of the most beautiful and complex sounds I have heard. It shares similarities with American genres such as jazz and bluegrass, but it's quite unique. The United State's audience may not be familiar with Cuatro's sound or the instrument itself, but I think that's precisely what Jorge Glem will transform."
That same night, Glem will share the trailer of a documentary production following the cuatro's history and the incorporation of the instrument into global music.
Don't miss out on this special one-night event. Get tickets for "Cumaná: Four String Journey Through the World" here and be sure to follow Jorge Glem on social media: