After a wildly successful international tour, Latin musician Migguel Anggelo and his band “The Immigrants” are thrilled to announce that they will be bringing their critically acclaimed and highly energetic show to the Southampton Arts Center for a one night only, FREE event on the outdoor stage on Saturday, August 20th at 6 pm.
The group traveled to Russia as a cultural attaché under the auspices of U.S. Department of State, missioned to share the vibrant fusion of Latin and American culture to land of the Cyrillic alphabet. Migguel and the Immigrants delighted audiences in every city they visited, perform‐ ing sold‐out shows in many well‐known venues and musical festivals including the International House of Music in Moscow and the Usadba Jazz Festival, as well as an exclusive performance at Spaso House, the home of the U.S. Ambassador to Russia.
“Migguel Anggelo and the Immigrants didn’t just entertain local Russian audiences with an awesome buffet of music from across the Spanish‐speaking world; they also commu‐ nicated a quintessential American message to them about diversity, inclusion and toler‐ ance. Migguel and the group shared the classic American immigrant story of opportuni‐ ty to crowds across Russia not only through song and lyrics but in spirit and heart. They are powerful cultural ambassadors of the United States.” –James G. Land, Cultural Af‐ fairs Officer, U.S. Embassy Moscow
The engaging show will feature the rousing and romantic Latin music of greats like Augustín La‐ ra, Buena Vista Social Club, and Astor Piazzolla. Along with Migguel and Musical Director Mau Quiros’s original compositions, the band will also perform interpretations of many legendary artists including Celia Cruz and Los Panchos.
Russian publication, Kazan First, was blown away by Migguel’s performance, saying “Migguel completely erased the distinction between improvised music, theater and dance. It was as if he had a nuclear power plant inside of him.”
Members of the band include: Migguel Anggelo (lead vocal), Mau Quiros (musical direction/ keyboards), Tsilala Brock (background vocals), Michelle Walter (background vocals), James Quinlan (bass), Tim Basom (guitar), Jake Golbas (drums), Ivan Llanes (percussion).
MIGGUEL ANGGELO AND THE IMMIGRANTS IN CONCERT
This event will take place on the outdoor stage.
Bring chairs, blankets, picnics and of course, your dancin’ shoes! Southampton Arts Center | 25 Jobs Lane Southampton, NY 11968 Saturday, August 20th at 6pm
Free Admission | Rain or Shine
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ABOUT MIGGUEL ANGGELO
Migguel Anggelo is breaking barriers on the American stage, creating unique works that are reflective of the multicultural, multi‐lingual, changing demographics of our country and times. The Brooklyn based, Venezuelan born artist began his career at 13 as Pinocchio in a South American touring production of the Broadway musical. He trained for a dozen years in classical ballet, studied voice at the Conservatory of Music in Cologne, Germany, has written music throughout all of his journeys as an immigrant in several countries, and has released two al‐ bums, the most recent being, La Casa Azul (co‐written/produced by musical director, Mau Quiros and mixed by Grammy Award‐winner Felipe Tichauer).
In addition to performing on many of the world’s greatest stages including Teatro Teresa Carreño in Caracas, Venezuela; TeatroInsurgentes in Mexico City; Teatro Lola Membrives and Teatro Gran Rex in Buenos Aires, Argentina; and The New World Center in Miami, Florida, Migguel performs regularly at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater in New York City. He has most recently been seen in Another Son of Venezuela, which he developed with Quiros and Obie Award winner David Drake. Previous shows created for Joe’s Pub were I, Inmigrante and Be‐ tween Dreams. Anggelo, Drake, and Quiros were recently awarded a theater residency at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia where they developed Another Son of Venezuela. This past summer, Migguel Anggelo and the Immigrants performed a ten city concert tour of Russia as a cultural attaché under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State.
The collaborative trio of Anggelo, Quiros and Drake are currently at work on a new music‐ theater work entitled: The Suitcase Project developed in part during a BRICLAB Residency at BRIC (Brooklyn, NY). The Suitcase Project explores issues of Hispanic immigration and assimila‐ tion into the United States of today through original music, characters and theatrical storytell‐ ing, chronicling what we carry and discard in the quest to follow our dreams.
ABOUT SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER
Southampton Arts Center is a not‐for‐profit located at 25 Jobs Lane, in the heart of Southamp‐ ton Village. Our mission is to provide the highest quality programming to our entire community through partnerships with a diverse slate of world‐class artists, performers, educators and cul‐ tural institutions. As stewards of one of the most beloved buildings and grounds on the East End, we serve as a hub to strengthen arts and culture in Southampton Village for this and future generations. For additional information, please visit http://southamptonartscenter.org/.