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Chucho Valdes “The Creation” Suite ~ Barcelona Jazz Festival

November 23, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Chucho Valdés – The Creation with the Yoruban Orchestra
Hilario Durán & John Beasley  Co-arrangers/Conductors/MD

The great Cuban pianist and composer Jesús “Chucho” Valdés presents La Creación (The Creation), his new work for big band, Afro-Cuban percussion and vocals. A suite in four movements, La Creación explores the story of creation according to the Regla de Ocha, the Afro-Cuban religion known as Santería.

La Creación pieces include elements of Santería ritual music, African music, the blues and what Valdés describes as “an atmosphere in the style of Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew.”


Chucho Valdés, composition, musical conducting, piano

Hilario Durán , arrangements, claviers

John Beasley, arrangements, keyboard

Yunior Terry , bass

Abraham Mansfaroll, percussion

Erick Barberia, song, tambour batá

Román Diáz, tambour batá

Diosvany Valladares, tambour batá

Yeni Valdés, song

Dafnis Prieto, drum kit
Plus: 4 horns



November 23, 2021
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Event Category:


Palau de la Musica
Barcelona, Spain + Google Map
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