Win Tickets! Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars // SF

Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars

Win Tickets! Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars // SF

Buena Vista Social Club Re-Visited Series!

Dates: April 13th – 16th at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium.

Juan de Marcos Gonzalez played a key role in the renewed popularity of Afro-Cuban music in the ’90s with the release of Dundunbanza.

The album’s success drew new audiences to the classic Afro-Cuban sound, helping to ensure an ongoing, important legacy for future generations.

Win tickets to April 14th show. Please see below!

 

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Juan de Marcos & the Afro-Cuban All Stars

 

Juan de Marcos Gonzalez played a key role in the renewed popularity of Afro-Cuban music in the ’90s with the release of Dundunbanza.

The album’s success drew new audiences to the classic Afro-Cuban sound, helping to ensure an ongoing, important legacy for future generations.

Initially Gonzalez led a traditional ‘septeto’, Sierra Maestra, which utilized the instrumentation of tres (Cuban guitar), trumpet, bass, timbales and vocals, and played the Cuban musical style son. Desiring to capture the excitement of the Latin big band approach pioneered by Arsenio Rodriguez during the ’50s, Juan expanded his band’s lineup to include piano, congas and a brass section. 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.

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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Win tickets!

LatinBayArea.com will give out 5 pairs of tickets to the Friday, April 14th show.

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