¡Cubanismo!
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¡Cubanismo!
Cuban Dance Giants

¡Cubanismo!

w/ Special Guests

Aug 15 - Aug 18
Miner Auditorium
ThuAug 15

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Dance Floor Show

7:30 PM

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FriAug 16

Dance Floor Show

7:30 PM

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SatAug 17

Dance Floor Show

7:30 PM

$45 | $65 | $85

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SunAug 18

Dance Floor Show

7:00 PM

$35 | $55 | $75

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Please note: Dance floor is General Admission standing room only. If you would prefer seats, please select a different level for this show.

“¡Cubanismo!” opened the door for Cuban music in the America” (The New York Times). Founder Jesús Alemañy came to fame as a brilliant 15-year-old trumpet player for the iconic Cuban group Sierra Maestra – the band that led to the formation of Buena Vista Social Club – and carries on in that fiery Cuban tradition with this ensemble. Alemañy’s all-star orchestra plays sizzling dance tunes full of swaggering horn charts and wild polyrhythms that recall the vintage big-band son sound of the 1940s and 50s, embracing traditional rumba, cha-cha, danzon and pa’ca rhythms arranged in the classic descarga, or “jam session” style.

Their 1996 self-titled debut album was a global smash, listed in the Top Ten lists of Billboard, Latin Beat, and Afropop Worldwide that year. In the two decades that followed, ¡Cubanismo! have toured the world relentlessly while releasing a series of recordings that have expanded the venerated son sound to incorporate influences from American music, in particular the swampy, second-line rhythms of New Orleans, as well as the dancehall sounds of Jamaica. Since its beginning, ¡Cubanismo! has been a proving ground for many of Cuba’s greatest young musicians including pianist Alfredo Rodríguez and bassist Carlitos del Puerto, and the current incarnation is no exception, presenting a blazing ensemble of horns, rhythm section and percussion that transforms a concert hall into a hot night in Havana.

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A blazing ensemble of horns, rhythm section and percussion that transforms a concert hall into a hot night in Havana.

Jesús Alemañy, a precise and charismatic trumpeter with the regal bearing of Miles Davis and the funky precise flow of Fats Navarro.

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Jesús Alemañy, a precise and charismatic trumpeter with the regal bearing of Miles Davis and the funky precise flow of Fats Navarro.

Village Voice

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