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Event Archive - Afro-Cuban Dance Party: Kutapira, Puro Son, Miguelito Valdes

Sat. February 2nd 2008 Maritime Labour Centre (All Ages)
8pm doors at 7:15pm
Presented by: Festival Baobab, Alliance Française de Vancouver


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Kutapira (Afro-Cuban/West African rhythms)

The Vancouver-based five-piece all-percussive ensemble, Kutapira, blend traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms with the melodies of Zimbabwean and West African folk and popular music. Kutapira can often be heard busking on the streets of downtown Vancouver, attracting a crowd with their frenzied high-energy brand of Afro groove. The members Jeremy Bryant, ... more info

Puro Son (Latin Music)

Trumpeter Miguelito Valdes has performed with many of Cuba’s top performers, including the Cabaret Tropicana Orquestra and Isaac Delgado, and he toured the world for six years with the famed Cuban singer Omara Portuondo (Buena Vista Social Club). Since his arrival in Vancouver in 2006, Valdes has become one of the brightest stars of our active La... more info