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Chucho Valdés La Creación

with MONK’estra
Hilario Durán & John Beasley, musical directors

Cimafunk

Wed / Sept 21, 2022 - 8:00PM

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6:00 PM

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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.”

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