The music of Tembembe illustrates an explosive 17th-century moment when the Baroque sensibilities and instrumentation dominant in Europe collided with New World colors and rhythms. Tembembe's performances are a fascinating hybrid of European Baroque and indigenous Mexican and Latin American sounds, blending two traditions at the moment when they melded into one. This performance is inspired by the exhibition Cristóbal de Villalpando: Mexican Painter of the Baroque, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue, July 25–October 15, 2017.
Tickets to this event include same day Museum admission.
This concert is presented as part of Celebrate México Now, a citywide festival of contemporary Mexican art and culture. mexiconowfestival.org.
Enjoy a pre-performance drink in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. Doors will open approximately one hour prior to the event and you may purchase a drink prior to the show.