Afro Cuban All Stars | SFJAZZ Summer Sessions 2022
Afro-Cuban All Stars
Buena Vista Social Club Revisited

Afro-Cuban All Stars

w/ Juan De Marcos

JUL 20–24 | PAN-AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Jul 21 - Jul 24, 2022
Miner Auditorium
ThuJul 21

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7:30 PM

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FriJul 22
7:30 PM

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SatJul 23
7:30 PM

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SunJul 24
7:00 PM

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After gaining international fame for reviving the classic sound of Cuban son, tres master Juan de Marcos turned the Afro-Cuban All Stars into a sensational showcase for Cuba’s most prodigious young musicians. While long revered in Latin America and Europe as a founding member of Cuba’s great son revival band Sierra Maestra, de Marcos first gained notice in the US as founder of the Buena Vista Social Club.

It was de Marcos who assembled Ibrahim Ferrer, Eliades Ochoa, Ruben Gonzalez and the rest of the crew for Ry Cooder when he came to Havana looking for illustrious old timers. But de Marcos is just as interested in promoting Cuba’s brilliant young musicians as in highlighting Cuba’s senior talent. The Afro-Cuban All Stars not only features a multi-generational cast, the group draws on both classic Cuban styles like son and danzón and contemporary dance rhythms like timba. “What I’m trying to do is create a bridge between contemporary and traditional Cuban music,” de Marcos says. “I’m trying to mix both things so people can realize that Cuban music didn’t stop in time, that it developed in this long period when Cuban music disappeared from the market.”

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The Afro-Cuban All Stars not only features a multi-generational cast, the group draws on both classic Cuban styles like son and danzón and contemporary dance rhythms like timba.

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A thrillingly autentico survey of the colorful panorama of Cuban music, from religious batumbata beats through contemporary timba jams

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A thrillingly autentico survey of the colorful panorama of Cuban music, from religious batumbata beats through contemporary timba jams

Village Voice

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