Historic: Santana Redux with the BRC Orchestra @ BAMcafe

brco santana at bamcafe 5.5.17

FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017

BAMcafe Live


The BRC Orchestra, the all-star repertory company of the Black Rock Coalition, performed a focused retrospective on the music of legend Carlos Santana for May 5 (Cinco De Mayo): “Santana Redux with The BRC Orchestra,” as a nod to the collaborations of Black and Latino rockers and to Santana’s Mexican heritage. Santana, an often-cited influence for many Black rockers—including Prince and BRC co-founder Vernon Reid—is a rare legend whose half-century of work cuts across multiple genres, cultures and generations. Santana was a steadfast champion of many Black pioneers, like Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, B.B. King, John Lee Hooker and John Coltrane—“Santana Redux” is a showcase for the BRC to pay the legend back in kind.


A bittersweet, but triumphant, finale to our 15 years of fantastic shows at BAMcafe. We will miss what we had there, but that was just the beginning…

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