Five percussionists, a bass player and two vocalists performed the Afro-Cuban song “Compa Galletano” over a Guaguancó rumba rhythm.
Two digital media artists and one programmer used electronic sensors and motion-tracking techniques to drive a live video performance which took the audience on a unique journey to the roots of Afro-Cuban music.
The performance took place on Thursday April 29th 2010 as part of Project Brand New 5 in the Project Arts Centre in Dublin's Temple Bar.
Original content creation is an area with huge potential to guarantee the continued well-being of the Irish economy. In addition to a wonderful tradition in the arts, Ireland has established itself as a knowledge rich IT services provider. In collaboration, the art and IT communities offer Ireland the possibility of establishing a position of leadership in the emerging digital media industry.
This collaborative project which was arranged by Joe Lakes of revolver digital media brought together the talents of:
Néill O’Dwyer : Digital Media Artist
Emilio Arteaga : Digital Media Artist, Vocals and Shekere
Colin O’Sullivan : Programming
Sofia Arteaga : Vocals
Stephen Gentleman : Claves
Anthony Keenan : Ka-tá
Mike Moclair : Bass guitar
Dave Mooney : Quinto conga
Andy Mooney : Salidor conga
Joe Lakes : Tresdos conga