Afro-Cuban Ensemble

Course Info:
ETHNMUS 91Z:4 and ETHNMUS 161Z:4

Co-Director: David Castañeda
Co-Director: Steven Loza

The Afro-Cuban Ensemble concentrates on various African-derived musical traditions of Cuba. Emphasis on drumming, but ensemble (e.g., son conjunto) formats are also employed using vocals, brass, strings, piano, and bass.

Upcoming Performances
Oct 25 Thu
Westwood Village Concert Series - Persian & Afro-Cuban Ensembles
Join us for a weekly music lunchtime concert series during October in the heart of Westwood Village. Concerts are free and open to the public. Persian Music Ensemble*: 12:00pm –
Westwood Village Farmers Market
Related News
More News
Sounds of Schoenberg: The Afro-Cuban Bata drums
Early memories of her home country prompted Melena Francis Valdes to learn about Cuban culture, immersing herself in Afro-Cuban music and the Batá drums.
Afro-Cuban percussionist Francisco Aguabella dies at 84
Francisco Aguabella, an Afro-Cuban percussionist considered a master sacred drummer who also had a wide-ranging career in jazz and salsa, has died. He was 84. Read a full article in
Support the Ensemble and Keep the Music Playing!