Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble of San Francisco State: Music of Resistance, Dignity and Solidarity

Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 7:30 pm
Sepia-tone photo of Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble drummer
The Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble performs a wide variety of themes and styles from Latin America and the U.S. that represent music as a form of cultural resistance, dignity and solidarity. Featuring the music of Duke Ellington, Eliseo Grenet, Little Joe y La Familia, Sergio Mendes, Silvio Rodriguez, John Santos, Mercedes Sosa and Atahualpa Yupanqui. Directed by John Calloway. Free.
Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall
School of Music
School of Music
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The Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble of SF State has performed at San Francisco’s Carnaval, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and live on KPFA-FM as well as with legendary performers such as Orquesta Aragon, Israel “Cachao” Lopez and Benny Velarde. The 20-member ensemble has become a significant part of the Bay Area’s multicultural music and art community.