For Some Songs, the Audience Is Included

For Some Songs, the Audience Is Included

26/09/2013

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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