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.
ETHNMUS 91Z:4 and ETHNMUS 161Z:4
Co-Director: David Castañeda
Co-Director: Steven Loza
Oct 25 Thu
world-musicWestwood 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 –
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
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