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¡Cubanismo!

August 15 - 18

| $35 - $85
¡Cubanismo!

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“¡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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Start:
August 15, 2019
End:
August 18, 2019
Cost:
$35 - $85
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Website:
http://bit.ly/2xS59BE

Venue

SFJAZZ
Phone:
(866) 920-5299
201 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
Website:
http://bit.ly/2hxSXSf

Organizer

SFJAZZ
Phone:
(866) 920-5299
Website:
http://bit.ly/2hxSXSf

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Additional Shows/Times?
Yes
Comments/Notes
4 shows

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