Ewell and Dewey Decibel Concert Series: Kadencia
February 10 @ 7:00 pmFree
The W&M Ewell Concert Series and Dewey Decibel Concert Series presents Kadencia, a 13-piece orchestra. Founded in Puerto Rico by singer-songwriter Maurice Sanabria-Ortiz and percussionist Roberto Candelario, Kadencia was reborn in late 2018, with the help of percussionists Maurice “Tito” Sanabria and Santos Ramirez, and now calls Richmond, Virginia its home base. The band has quickly made an impact in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States through performances that deliver heavy-hitting original music. The band uses Bomba, Plena, and Salsa to promulgate Puerto Rican culture, educate audiences on the Island’s native musical expressions, and make audiences move in ways they never knew possible.
Kadencia’s music and sounds pay homage and follow the traditions of Plena from Western Puerto Rico. The lyrics of its songs are narrative in nature and describe various aspects of Puerto Rican society, culture, and traditions. Kadencia’s leader utilizes Bomba and Plena’s long-rooted storytelling traditions to vividly capture multiple aspects of the Puerto Rican experience on the U.S. territory and on the U.S. mainland.
Doors at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to all ages of the public. No ticket required.