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Afro-Cuban All Stars
Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Twenty years after Buena Vista Social Club sessions, "The Quincy Jones of Cuban Music" is back and he's heating up dance floors across the US.

GRAMMY-winning musician, composer, arranger, and producer Juan de Marcos, architect of the Buena Vista Social Club sessions that helped reintroduce the classic sound of popular Cuban music to the world, is releasing Absolutely Live II on his own label, DM Ahora!

De Marcos founded the Afro-Cuban All Stars in 1997 to record Afro-Cuban music with a large ensemble format and period orchestrations and then bring it out into the world. It yielded at the time the seminal A Toda Cuba Le Gusta, part of the initial Buena Vista Social Club trilogy that also included Introducing Rubén González, also arranged by de Marcos.

Under the direction of de Marcos, the All Stars evolved into a multigenerational ensemble that continues to showcase the breadth and power of Afro-Cuban music. The band set a seemingly impossible high standard from the outset, and yet "the current incarnation of Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars may be the best in its legendary, star-studded 20-year history," said, a U.S.-based website specializing in Cuban music.

"Our concerts are a tour of Cuban music through all its genres and its history," said de Marcos, and the ensemble captures the undeniable spirit of AfroCuban music with the potent mix of driving percussion, a powerhouse horn section, piano, bass, tres, guitar and incomparable vocals. Each and every performance is unique and dynamic, you get a set designed for you, the audience in each show. The current line-up of ACAS consists of the finest Cuban expatriate musicians in the world today, all alumni of Cuba's greatest bands.

Click on the link for excerpts from their brand-new release, Absolutely Live II.


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