Fridays at Five
New Sounds of Cuba
PREMIERE • FRI, APR 16 • 5 PM PT (8 PM ET)
ENCORE REBROADCAST • SAT, APR 17 • 10 AM PT (1 PM ET)
"A magical mash-up of the Queen of Latin Music, Celia Cruz, and The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin" (NPR)
With a voice possessed of equal parts grace and fire, Daymé Arocena has become one of the dynamic new faces of Cuban music, versed in jazz, Cuban neo-soul, and West African traditions.
Brought to the world stage by Canadian saxophone great Jane Bunnett as part of her Juno-winning Maqueque project, the singer came to the attention of taste-making British DJ Gilles Peterson, who signed Arocena to his Brownswood label and released her 2015 debut Nueva Era — listed among NPR Music’s Top 50 albums of the year. Following her 2017-2018 Season double bill with Cuban piano genius Roberto Fonseca, she returned for this performance in November 2019 with music from her latest Brownswood release, Sonocardiogram.
SFJAZZ's Fridays at Five with Daymé Arocena is sponsored by Sava: Bringing California's Best Cannabis to Your Doorstep. Sava is an SF-based women, LGBTQ, Latinx-owned company committed to ushering in a modern and more inclusive era of cannabis. They deliver the highest quality cannabis products throughout the Bay Area.
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Fridays at Five: Launching a Digital Experience (On the Corner)
APR 16 Daymé Arocena
APR 23 Sun Ra Arkestra
APR 30 Orquesta Akokán
MAY 7 Miles From India
MAY 14 Chano Domínguez: Flamenco Sketches
MAY 21 Robert Glasper: Everything's Beautiful
MAY 28 Miles Electric
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