Created and directed by the renowned Juan de Marcos González, leader of the great Cuban group Sierra Maestra and original member of the Buena Vista Social Club, the Afro-Cuban All Stars is a 15-piece dream ensemble comprising four generations of Cuba’s finest musicians.
Their music not only captures the fiery big band sound of pre-Castro 1950s Cuba but also continues to break barriers with brand-new arrangements that celebrate Cuba’s fantastic musical legacy of Latin dance music, swinging big band, Afro-Cuban jazz and more. Together, these superb musicians have sparked a worldwide infatuation with the diversity and vitality of Cuban culture.
Juan de Marcos González • Tres, Guitar, Vocals, Bandleader
Gliceria Abreu Caron • Afro-Cuban Percussion
Gliceria González Abreu • Keyboards, Vocals
Laura Lydia González Abreu • Bass Clarinet, Vocals
Antonio Juvencio Portuondo Martinez • Timbales
Rolando Salgado Palacio • Congas
José Antonio Moreaux Charon • Bongos, Cowbell
Gabriel Hernández Cadenas • Piano
Alberto Pantaleón Loran • Bass
Evelio Galán Castellanos • Lead Singer
Emilio Suárez Martínez • Lead Singer
Jose Gil Piñera Leygoniel • Lead Singer
Yaure Muñiz Rumayor • Trumpet
Igort Rivas Comas • Trumpet
Yoanny Pino Facenda • Trumpet
This concert will be recorded for broadcast by RTÉ lyric fm.
Monday, 28 May 2012, 8 pm
National Concert Hall, Main Auditorium
Tickets • €28, €38, €44 (choir balcony €20) from nch.ie