Miguel Zenón Presents Yo Soy la Tradición

Date Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm

First Church in Boston,

66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA, USA


Elsa Mosquera Sterenberg
(617) 927-1737


Join us as MacArthur and Guggenheim fellow Miguel Zenón partners with Spektral Quartet for the release of their new album on Miel Music, “Yo Soy la Tradición," an immersive, concert-length work inspired by the culture of Zenón’s native Puerto Rico. First premiered in September 2016 at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, the work is an eight-movement suite that pairs lush, melodic string writing with complex rhythmic interactions, blurring the lines between jazz, classical, and folk music. Though it outlines four of Puerto Rico’s musical traditions, “Yo Soy la Tradición” is much more than a collection of dances designed to get you moving: it is a heartfelt, insider-tour of a rich cultural landscape.

See a sneak peek of the album here!


If you see me, back up.