March Is Music 2023: “SANTOS – Skin to Skin”
Pregones/PRTT proudly announces its 2023 March Is Music series featuring 9 live concerts by world-class classical, jazz, folk, and fusion artists, plus the New York premiere screening of SANTOS – Skin to Skin, a film portrait of master percussionist John Santos – on Wednesday, March 1 at 7PM.
Skin to Skin is a documentary about California-based percussionist and “keeper of the Afro-Caribbean flame,” John Santos. Filmmakers Kathryn Golden, Ashley James, and Jorge Oliver follow their subject from rehearsals in his garage studio in Oakland to performances at local community centers, gigs in Puerto Rico, and stages around the U.S. Playing alongside a stellar cast of international jazz musicians, including Eddie Palmieri, Omar Sosa, and Jerry Medina, John links the rhythms of his ancestors to contemporary struggles of identity and social justice.
All events are presented live at Pregones Theater, located at 575 Walton Avenue, just steps off the 2, 4, 5 trains, in The Bronx, a.k.a. The Borough of Music (“El condado de la música”). A digital livestream option for all 9 concerts is also available for remote viewing. Evening concert tickets are $25 in person / $10 online; both Bronx Piano Sundays and Bronx Film Wednesdays screening are free. Tickets on sale now at www.pregonesprtt.org or by calling 718-585-1202.