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Kiki Valera Y Su Son Cubano at PS 21 Center for Contemporary Performance

Courtesy of Valera Alarcon | Posted on May 26, 2024

Where

PS 21 Center for Contemporary Performance
Pavilion Theater 2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY
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Kiki Valera Y Su Son Cubano at PS 21 Center for Contemporary Performance

When

Sun, July 7, 2024
7:00 pm

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Fourth-generation descendant of La Familia Valera Miranda, the band that brought son cubano to worldwide popularity in the twentieth century, master cuatro player Kiki Valera continues the tradition at the head of his ensemble. With its Spanish and African origins, call-and-response format, and infectious percussion beats, son cubano is at the root of many contemporary musical genres, from mambo and salsa to jazz and cha-cha-chá. As composer and director of Kiki Valera y su son Cubano, he leads an ensemble of internationally acclaimed artists including vocalists Coco Freeman, former lead singer of Adalberto Alvarez y su Son and NG La Banda, Carlos Cascante, three-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist of the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, trompetista Alexis Baró, and percussionist Pedro Vargas Oliva, veteran of the Barbarito Torres Band....

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