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Orquesta Akokán at Penn Live Arts

Courtesy of Judy Browngoehl | Posted on August 24, 2023

Where

Penn Live Arts
3680 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Map
215-898-3900

Orquesta Akokán at Penn Live Arts

When

Fri, April 12, 2024
8:00 pm

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Musicians

Orquesta Akokán
band / ensemble / orchestra

About

Step back in time to when mambo took our country by storm. Making its Penn Live Arts debut, the Grammy®-nominated Orquesta Akokán channels the fiery Cuban mambo revolution of the 1940s and 50s while pushing the grooves to new heights. Bursting with an innate sense of soul and songcraft that’s timeless and immaculate, enjoy original songs by “some of the island’s greatest instrumentalists,” (The New York Times) including members of Cuba’s legendary Irakere and Los Van Van. This blazing big band will definitely have you dancing!

Concerts

Apr 12 Fri

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