Cuban American Music Festival

Cuban American Music Festival

Peter Leal

Details

Past Event
$25-$60 (21+)

Location Info:

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
501 N. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA  90012
213-542-6200
The second annual Cuban American Music Festival celebrates that Caribbean jewel's immeasurably rich culture with a horde of local Cuban artists, food, drinks, vendors and, yes, cigars. The real focus is, of course, music and dancing, with such formidable orquestas de baile as La Charanga Cubana, Calixto & Timba L.A. and Las Chikas, but the stunning jewel in the crown of an already impressive lineup is a rare local appearance by Pedrito Calvo, the innovative vocalist who rose to prominence during his mid-'70s stint with legendary Havana dance band Los Van Van. Calvo will perform a special tribute to the renowned Cuban singer Benny Moré, "El Bárbaro del Ritmo," with accompaniment from local Cubano swingers ARP Big Band. It's bound to be a deliriously dreamy experience.

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