David Gonzalez’s City of Dreams project brings a quartet of New York’s hottest Latin Jazz musicians to the stage – setting his poetry like a jewel in a mambo/funk music box. City of Dreams mixes ancient Afro-Cuban rhythms, mambo-flavored house grooves, funk, metal-edged rock, and modern jazz with poetry from the “now-moment” of contemporary American Latino culture. Mr. Gonzalez’ poems and stories explore cultural identity and the rocky road to transcendence.
Possible residency themes:
Creative Writing and Cultural Identity
Poetry in Performance
Collaboration and Team Building