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Orquesta Akokan // San Francisco

The vocalist Pepito Gómez has a siren sound that reaches right back into the 1940s, when the punchy pop music known as mambo overtook Cuba.

He’s embracing that affinity with a new 16-piece band, featuring some of the island’s greatest instrumentalists. Brainchild of pianist and arranger Michael Eckroth, producer Jacob Plasse and vocalist José “Pepito” Gómez, this loving salute to the Cuban mambo revolution of the 40s and 50s, and in particular the work of legendary vocalist and bandleader Beny Moré, began with a recording project at Havana’s historic Areito Studio in 2016.

June 16 2019


Date: 06/16/2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: $25 – $45
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Sf Jazz Center

201 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA United States

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