Orquesta Akokán

Plus Pablo Cardenas

McPherson Playhouse  November 14, 8:00pm
Orquesta Akokán

Performance Dates

  1. Thursday, November 14
    8:00 PM

Ticket Details

*Tickets starting at $53.00 | On sale July 19

Victoria Jazz Society Member Presale July 17 at 10am to July 18 at 11:59pm

Please note: Online ticket sales end one hour prior to the performance start time. Tickets may be available from the box office. 


Event Information

Havana’s top musicians join forces with some of the most creative and spirited talents of New York’s Latin music scene to create ORQUESTA AKOKÁN. This big band collective reinvigorates the sound of Cuban’s golden era mambo with a bold new energy reminiscent of Benny Moré, Pérez Prado, and banda giganteof the 1940’s and 50’s.  In spring 2018, their self-titled first album released with Daptone Records. The album boasts all original songs recorded at the historic state-run Estudios Areito with Cuba’s finest players, young and old, led by the inimitable and dynamic singer JOSÉ “PEPITO” GÓMEZ, produced by Chulo Records’ JACOB PLASSE, with incendiary arrangements by MICHAEL ECKROTH. The ferocious and pedigreed wind and rhythm sections consist of musicians from storied groups including Irakere, NG La Banda, and Los Van Van. Robust, time-tested musical architectures of son cubano and mambo are honoured and modernized through a synthesis of the rich compositional styles of Havana, New York, and beyond. Orquesta Akokán made their US debut in July 2018, which included a date at Lincoln Center, and continues their tour to Victoria, BC, to showcase the magnitude of their soulful, captivating music and myriad of rhythmic styles.

 

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