For Some Songs, the Audience Is Included

For Some Songs, the Audience Is Included


During his encore at the Highline Ballroom on Monday night, the pianist Roberto Fonseca did what any gracious Cuban entertainer typically does with a New York audience: he struck a note of inclusion. Leading his band into a traditional son cubano, he earned a welcoming murmur. Then, steering his solo toward an ageless bolero, "Bésame Mucho," he elicited cheers. For a while he played the theme with one hand; with the other he directed a singalong, holding the crowd in an outstretched palm.Continue reading full article at The New York Times.

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