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Chucho Valdés @ Hollywood Bowl – La Creación: Yoruban + MONK’estra bands

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Chucho Valdés La Creación w Yoruban Orchestra + MONK’estra
John Beasley & Hilario Duran:  Co-arrangers/Conductors/MD 

Legendary Cuban pianist and composer Chucho Valdés presents La Creación (The Creation), for big band, Afro-Cuban percussion and vocals. The four-movement suite explores the story of creation according to the Afro-Cuban Santería religion and includes elements of African music, the blues and what Valdés describes as “an atmosphere in the style of Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew.

Chucho Valdes Creation’ at the Palau de la Música, Barcelona
Portentous, spiritual, at times thick and finally irresistible put the Palau on its feet with an irresistible encore by Irakere, the question remained as to whether ‘Creation’ is, indeed, his greatest work. The most ambitious, for sure
. – Canadian News

Erick Barberia, song, tambour batá
Román Diáz, tambour batá
Diosvany Valladares, tambour batá
Dafnis Prieto, drum
Yeni Valdés, vocals
Keyboards: John Beasley, Hilariao Dura

Trumpets:        Etienne Charles, Brian Lynch, James Ford, Bijon Watson
Trombones:    Francisco Torres, Wendell Kelly, Ryan Dragon, Lemar Guillary
Woodwinds:    Marcus Strickland, Carlos Aberhoff, Bob Sheppard, Tom Luer, Adam Schroeder

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvc-T8adHMU

US and European Tour

02.       Detroit Jazz Festival
21           Hollywood Bowl with MONK’estra
22           Paramount Theatre Oakland with MONK’estra
23           Monterey Jazz Festival with MONK’estra

07+08  Rose Theatre, Lincoln Center, NY
11           New London, CT
13           Toronto, Canada
14           Berklee Performance Arts, Boston
15           Fairfield, CT
16           Kennedy Center, Washington DC
18           Chicago Symphony

18           London
22           Madrid
24           Hamburg
25           Berlin
26           Toulouse, France



September 21
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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