News & Updates — Charlie Rosario

Visual Clave exhibits in Brooklyn and Bronx

VISUAL CLAVE 50 Years of Latin Album Cover Design Visual Clave documents the little known evolution of ‘Salsa Graphics’ and  the expression of Latino identities through the prism of album cover art over  half a century of music packaging and graphic design. This exhibit explores the evolution of Latin music album cover art over the last 50 years,paying critical attention to issues of identity and aesthetics through depictions of Hispanic people and cultures, with an emphasis on historical context and the unsung graphic artists who helped present Latin music — and its attendant socio-cultural themes — to the world. Visual Clave’s premise...

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Drums & Dreams exhibit at Bronx Music Heritage Center

A joint exhibit between Charlie Rosario and Peace & Rhythm’s Pablo Yglesias is now showing at the Bronx Music Heritage Center, with an opening reception on May 2, with music by DJ Andujar and Charlie Rosario with Los Rumberos Callejeros. More info at Bongohead’s blog. “I just put up a new art show with my friend Charlie Rosario last week in the Bronx at the Bronx Music Heritage Center Lab (1303 Luis Niñé Boulevard). We hung our work side by side, and collaborated on a shrine to the great conga players, percussionists, and rumberos of Cuban and Puerto Rican origin...

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