Without the Afro-Cuban All Stars, the world would know a lot less about the musical riches of Cuba. Show your appreciation to these musical virtuosos and soak up a bit of Carribean culture when you catch the Afro-Cuban All Stars live at The Caroline Theatre of Durham on Tuesday, April 23rd!
In 1996, popular tres player and bandleader Juan de Marcos González recruited an unparalleled assortment of his country’s best musicians for a series of sessions in Havana. They made three albums, including Buena Vista Social Club and Introducing… Rubén González, which became springboards for Cuban music’s modern renaissance. The third album was the Afro-Cuban All Stars’ astounding A Toda Cuba Le Gusta, a magnetic survey of Cuba’s past, reinvigorated by the energy of the present.
Skipping between bolero and rumba, salsa and timba, the big, bold band offered an unbridled homage to the country’s magnificent prerevolutionary orchestras. Two decades later, González remains Cuba’s essential talent scout, and his Afro-Cuban All Stars are a powerhouse of sound, emissaries for their country’s culture.
By recruiting young Cuban musicians, González has tirelessly refreshed the band, taking abroad emerging trends from home. A series of international treks and live albums (most recently, the ebullient Absolutely Live II – Viva México!) prompted Billboard to dub the band “the consummate Cuban touring band.” Afro-Cuban All Stars concerts are communal parties, testifying to Cuba’s kinetic musical spirit.
Gear up for a musical event unlike any other when Afro-Cuban All Stars performs live here in Durham! Tickets range from $35 to $55 and may be purchased online. Please note that no cameras, backpacks, or video recorders will be allowed inside the venue. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.carolinatheatre.org.
This event promises to be a fun time! Join your family, friends, and neighbors of The Heights at La Salle Apartments in Durham, North Carolina and see what all the buzz is about!
Tuesday, April 23, 2019—8:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
The Carolina Theatre of Durham
309 West Morgan Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701