The renowned ambassadors of Cuban Music
Juan De Marcos
the Afro-Cuban All Stars
will be featured in a 4 night run of performances at the new beautiful SF Jazz Center
SF Jazz Center
Franklin and Fell Streets in San Francisco
From Thursday, February 21st
through Sunday, February 24th at 7:30 pm.
Tickets range from $25 to $65.
For Tickets and More Information Visit www.sfjazz.org
The Saturday, February 23rd performance is co-sponsored by KPFA
After gaining international fame for reviving the classic sound of Cuban son, tres master Juan de Marcos turned the Afro-Cuban All Stars into a sensational showcase for Cuba’s most prodigious young musicians. 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 through 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. But de Marcos is just as interested in promoting Cuba’s brilliant young musicians as in highlighting Cuba’s senior talent. 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. “What I’m trying to do is create a bridge between contemporary and traditional Cuban music,” de Marcos says. “I’m trying to mix both things so people can realize that Cuban music didn’t stop in time, that it developed in this long period when Cuban music disappeared from the market.”