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Afro-Cuban All Stars

(2012/2013 Performing Arts)

Tue, Feb 26
8:00 PM

Back by Popular Demand

“The Afro-Cuban All Stars: sweet as sugar, strong as rum.” NY City Life Examiner

“The audience was dancing in the aisles!” The New York Times


Created and directed by Juan de Marcos González, visionary founder of the legendary Buena Vista Social Club, the Afro-Cuban All Stars is a four-time Grammy-nominated powerhouse ensemble spanning four generations of Cuba’s finest musicians. Their infectious and vibrant music not only captures the fiery big band sound of pre-Castro, 1950s Cuba but also breaks barriers with sizzling new arrangements that celebrate the island’s legacy of Latin dance music, Afro-Cuban jazz and more. Together, these superb musicians have sparked worldwide infatuation with Cuban culture. Their music “can suddenly transport you with delight in a way that very little else these days is capable of” (New Statesman).

Available on the World Music series


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