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    Afrocubism

    Presented by at Berklee Performance Center

    November 7, 2010

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    Afrocubism

    AfroCubism was Nick Gold’s original idea for what became the Buena Vista Social Club. But the story goes that a few lost passports meant that the Africans stayed home, so instead another rather fine but different record was made. Now the original plan is finally being realized with an extraordinary group of 13 musicians from Cuba and Mali, including Cuban singer-guitarist Eliades Ochoa (the only surviving original member of the Buena...

    AfroCubism was Nick Gold’s original idea for what became the Buena Vista Social Club. But the story goes that a few lost passports meant that the Africans stayed home, so instead another rather fine but different record was made. Now the original plan is finally being realized with an extraordinary group of 13 musicians from Cuba and Mali, including Cuban singer-guitarist Eliades Ochoa (the only surviving original member of the Buena Vista Social Club), Toumani Diabaté (kora), Bassekou Kouyate (ngoni), Kassé Mady Diabaté (vocals), Djelimady Tounkara (guitar), Lassana Diabaté (balafon), Osnel Odit (guitar and vocals), Baba Sissoko (tamani), Jorge Maturell (percussion), José Angel Martinez (double bass), Eglis Ochoa (maracas), Lennis Lara (trumpet) and Alain A. Dragonit (trumpet).


    Berklee Performance Center

    136 Massachusetts Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    $50, $40, $30


    General Day and Time Info:

    7:30


    Phone: (617) 876-4275

    Parking:

    By "T": Take the Green Line to the Hynes Convention Center stop. Exit left onto Massachusetts Avenue and cross Boylston Street. The Berklee Performance Center is about 30 yards from the corner. Consult the MBTA Web site for bus routes and schedules.

    Limited metered parking is available on the streets surrounding the Berklee Performance Center and Berklee College of Music.

    Parking is also available at nearby parking garages. For a full list go here: www.berklee.edu/BPC/directions_parking.html



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