In collaboration with Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation, Neighborhood Arts presents this outdoor concert as part of Sanative Arts Fest 2021, a new summer series at Bartlett Station in Nubian Square, Roxbury.
Vocalist and cuatro player Fabiola Méndez and her trio -- Juan Maldonado on bass and Miguel Martínez on percussion -- sustained us through the pandemic with a couple of amazing digital concerts. Now that in-person performances have resumed, it’s our pleasure to share this trio with a live audience.
Fabiola Méndez is a standout on the Puerto Rican cuatro, a ten-stringed instrument similar to a guitar but shaped like a violin. She and her trio have created a sound that blends folkloric music, jazz, and Latin styles; they take Puerto Rico’s beloved traditional instrument to new places.