1st FREE Event of our March Series Celebrating the Life of Legendary Composer Rafael Hernández
7:00 pm – La Vellonera de Don Rafael (Rafael’s Jukebox)
Agúzate spins 100% Vinyl and 100% Rafael Hernández’s Songs
7:30 – Extract from the play “Gracias Rafael” by Maritza Nazario
The production is based on the life and music of legendary musical composer Rafael Hernandez Marin. Born in Puerto Rico in 1892 and known as one of the most prolific song writers of Latin-America. The play is set in 1965 (a few months before his death) and spans thirty years. Noel, an ambitious and arrogant young man, much to his displeasure is assigned to work with Don Rafael in order to corroborate the story of his life for an upcoming television special (honoring Don Rafael). Unbeknownst to Noel, this experience changes the course of his life forever.
8:30 pm – Live “Bohemia” and Conversation with Chalí Hernández
The son of Rafael Hernández recounts the life of his father through anecdotes, memorabilia and acoustic renditions of his classics.