From the Caribbean  

Viento de Agua
Fiery Sounds of Puerto Rico

“One of the top ten productions of the year. …exuberant and raucous.” – The New York Times

“Viento de Agua is a rainstorm of swing creating a rhythm that would make the Statue of Liberty dance to its unique beat.” – El Nuevo Dia

Viento de Agua, an original Latin dance band with a ground-breaking new sound, plays bomba and plena, the traditional music of Puerto Rico. Led by master musician and Los Pleneros de la 21 band member Hector “Tito” Matos, Viento de Agua performs as a full ensemble featuring a vibrant complement of explosive brass musicians and in its “unplugged” format featuring a smaller group, who perform acoustically without brass. The pulsating ensemble has performed in various venues across the country from concert halls to clubs and has appeared at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, The Wolf Trap Jazz Fest, The MassMoca Jazz Festival, The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and New York City’s celebrated Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater. Notably, Viento de Agua’s debut recording, De Puerto Rico al Mundo, was ranked in the Top Ten of 1998 by The New York Times, Latin Beat and New York Latino Magazine.

Ensemble I: 10-12 musicians (full ensemble)
Ensemble II: 6 musicians (acoustic ensemble)

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• Tech Requirements: ensemble I, ensemble II
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www.vientodeagua.com

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