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We regret to inform you that the Orquesta Akokán concert, scheduled for 28 May, has been cancelled. All Music of the World Series subscribers have been issued with a stored-value card.
We recommend using it to purchase tickets for the Arooj Aftab concert, to take place on 9 August in Linhart Hall. Please request ticket exchange at our Box Office or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also use your stored-value card to purchase tickets for any other CD event or 2022/23 Music of the World season.
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José “Pepito” Gómez, lead vocals; Jacob Plasse, tres; Mike Eckroth, piano / Music Director; César López, alto saxophone / flute; Evaristo Denis, baritone saxophone; Jamil Schery, tenor saxophone; Reinaldo "Molote" Melián, trumpet; Harold Madrigal, trumpet; Yoandy Argudin, trombone; Heikel Fabián, trombone; David Faya, bass; Roberto Jr Vizcaino Torre, conga/bongo; Reinier Mendoza, timbales
When we already believed that Cuba had nothing more to offer, Orquesta Akokán came like a bolt from the blue, a band of deeply soulful mambo reminiscent of Cuban legends Benny Moré, Pérez Prado, and banda gigante of the 1940s and 50s. Straight out of Havana, with Cuba's finest players, young and old, led by the inimitable and dynamic singer José "Pepito" Gómez. The ferocious and pedigreed wind and rhythm sections consist of musicians from storied groups including Irakere, NG La Banda, and Los Van Van. An ensemble that will have the audience on their feet from the very first song.