• Chucho Valdés: Voices of Cuba

  • "The festival is a tribute to the whole story of a style of music. It’s all about identity. You evolve in different directions, and then there are the roots. A man returns to his roots. It’s something American, something Cuban. The result is the history of the music and history of Cuba.”—Chucho Valdés"

    Widely regarded as the greatest Latin jazz musician of our time, pianist and bandleader Chucho Valdés is a hugely important figure in both his native Cuba and around the world. At Carnegie Hall, Valdés pays homage to Afro-Cuban jazz and its worldwide influence in performances that feature an all-star four-piano concert, young Cuban jazz musicians, his own quintet, and traditional Afro-Cuban music.

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    Exploring Mambo: La Pasión según San Marcos
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  • Chano Pozo
    One of the defining moments of Afro-Cuban jazz happened at Carnegie Hall in 1947 when Cuban percussionist Chano Pozo joined jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie for "Cubano Be, Cubano Bop."
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    With Voices from Latin America artists Yoruba Andabo as a focus, explore the percussive rhythms, song, and dance of Cuba's rumba.
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