Pablo La Rosa
Pablo La Rosa, a native of Cuba, is a musician, writer, and photographer. His collection of short stories, Forbidden Fruit, was published by Arte Publico Press in 1996. He has received numerous awards for fiction and poetry, including the Cintas Fellowship and the Seaton Award. His photography has appeared in literary magazines and textbooks such as New Letters, Chouteau Review, and Kansas Quarterly.
Pablo has studied and performed Brazilian guitar music with Luciano Antonio, Afro Cuban drumming with Agustin Romero Diaz, and Brazilian percussion with Bird Fleming and Moacyr Machini. As a vocalist, he is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese lyrics. An original member of Young Audience's Trio Folklorico, he performs with several ensembles, including Manos, Maus do Samba, Trio Tropical, and The Latin Touch.
Pablo is passionate about travel, having visited 25 countries at last count. His most recent travels have taken him to the Peruvian Amazon, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca. His journeys allow him to learn new music and acquire new instruments that he incorporates into his repertoire.