Yasser Tejeda & Palotré

C'mon Everybody presents:

Yasser Tejeda & Palotré


Thu · December 14, 2017

8:00 pm (event ends at 11:30 pm)

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Yasser Tejeda & Palotré
Yasser Tejeda & Palotré
Yasser Tejeda & Palotré is an infectiously rhythmic and cutting-edge group originating in Dominican Republic and now based in NY. Conceptualized and led by guitarist and composer Yasser Tejeda, Palotré is comprised of drummer/percussionist Victor Otoniel Vargas, percussionist Jonathan Troncoso and bassist Kyle Miles. This unique group is a leading quartet in the emerging Afro-Dominican Jazz genre. The band has been very active playing increasingly prestigious venues throughout NYC, as well as festivals, most recently at the Indy Jazz Fest 2016 in Indianapolis.

Tejeda is a versatile musician (Xiomara Fortuna, Irka Mateo, Prince Royce) and this is evident in his writing. Palotré fuses Dominican roots music with Jazz, Blues, Funk and Rock. Influenced by and infused with the edginess of Rock, the harmonic complexities of Jazz and the rhythms of Dominican music, the group is making folkloric music refreshing and more accessible. The arrangements also serve as a platform to express the musical diversity that is found in Dominican Republic.

Palotré's debut album Mezclansa (2009) was dubbed one of the "100 essential recordings of Dominican music" by Dominican Republic's Association of Art Writers (Acroarte). Palotré has performed extensively throughout Dominican Republic and is currently working on their second album. They continue to inspire listeners to explore their roots and aim to share this traditional culture with wider audiences.
While the band takes their name from a mystical folklore creature of the night, Galipote is anything but a nightmarish concoction. In fact, its deft and ease with various Caribbean rhythms and instruments of West Indian folklore, within a rock format that doesn’t shy away from the blues, makes Galipote a unique world beat rock band with a potent, high energy sonic recipe sure to delight even the most jaded of listeners.

A pesar de que que la banda toma su nombre de una criatura mística del folclore nocturno, Galipote es todo menos una pesadilla. De hecho, su destreza y facilidad con diversos ritmos caribeños e instrumentos del folklore de las Antillas, dentro de un formato rockero encariñado con el blues, hace de Galipote una banda de rock única; una potente receta sónica de alta energía para deleitar hasta a los gustos más exigentes.
Venue Information:
C'mon Everybody
325 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11238