About this Performance
The great Cuban pianist and composer Chucho Valdés presents La Creación (The Creation), his new work for big band, Afro-Cuban percussion, and vocals. La Creación is a suite in four movements that explores the story of creation according to the Regla de Ocha, the Afro-Cuban religion known as Santería. It is also an extraordinary summation of an extraordinary artist who is celebrating his 80th birthday in October. The piece uses a sonic palette that includes elements of Santería ritual music, African music, the blues, and what Valdés describes as “an atmosphere in the style of Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew.”See other concerts in this series
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